The IDFA Dairy Forum 2012 will take a big picture look at the geopolitics of food. Some of the most influential thought leaders in the field will bring a fresh perspective to the changes to food supply and demand that are happening around the world. As a keynote speaker, Dan Glickman, former agriculture secretary and co-chair of AGree, will provide an overview of the new geopolitics of food and agriculture.   

The forum program will also focus on how we define dairy’s role in the international environment. Experts from a cross section of disciplines will lead lively discussions on trade and nutrition policy in a global marketplace, the role of technology in meeting the demand for food and the impact of energy and water on agriculture and food production. Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang, global strategists and co-authors of "Getting China and India Right," will provide insights on how to do business in these two diverse and dynamic markets.

In addition, there will be sessions to discuss dairy policy, the 2012 Farm Bill and the upcoming general election. Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report and a columnist with Roll Call, will share his analysis of the upcoming elections.

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