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Walz, Censky at AgriGrowth Annual Meeting Today
Minnesota Ag Connection - 11/09/2017

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky will be in Minnesota Thursday to keynote the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council's annual meeting and conference. AgriGrowth's Annual Meeting and Conference is the pinnacle gathering of leaders from the production agriculture, agribusiness and food production community in Minnesota, and is known for excellent networking opportunities, renowned speakers and access to the top minds of policy, business and agriculture.

Censky, a Minnesota native, was unanimously confirmed as USDA Deputy Secretary on Oct. 3.

The day is packed from start to finish with unique speakers, valuable insight, and conversations on the future of agriculture and food production sectors in Minnesota.

- The conference starts off with a robust panel of experts sharing their insights about the future of global trade and the impact on Minnesota's economy

- Noted Geopolitical Strategist Peter Zeihan, the morning keynote, will make his return to the AgriGrowth Annual Meeting to provide thought-provoking analysis of the current state of geopolitics and its impact on U.S. agriculture

- Recently confirmed USDA Deputy Secretary and native Minnesotan, Steve Censky, will provide the Luncheon keynote address

- Updates and perspectives on the U.S. agriculture economy from respected Wells Fargo agricultural economist Michael Swanson

The Annual Meeting & Conference closes with a Minnesota Governor Candidate Forum, the largest collection of candidates for Governor thus far, with the candidates offering their solutions and ideas to support and grow the agriculture and food production sectors in Minnesota.

Recently added to the list of confirmed governor candidates is U.S. Congressman Tim Walz. Also participating:

- State Representative Erin Murphy (DFL)

- State Representative Matt Dean (GOP)

- Former Chair of the MN GOP Keith Downey (GOP)

- Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson (GOP)

- State Senator Dave Osmek (GOP)

- State Representative Paul Thissen (DFL)

- State Auditor Rebecca Otto (DFL)

Minnesota AgriGrowth Council is a non-partisan, non-profit member organization representing the agriculture and food systems industry.

Additional conference details and agenda can be found at: www.agrigrowth.org.

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