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2018 Ag Chairs Speaker Bios

Patti Strand

National Animal Interest Alliance

Patti is the founder of the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA), a broad-based, nonprofit animal welfare organization founded in 1991. NAIA is dedicated to securing high standards of animal care and treatment; to preserving the human-animal bond and to providing fact-based answers to complex and controversial issues regarding animals. Read more about Patti Strand

Alison Van Eenennaam

Cooperative Extension Specialist
University of California

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in the field of Animal Genomics and Biotechnology in the Department of Animal Science at University of California, Davis.  She received a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and both an MS in Animal Science, and a PhD in Genetics from UC Davis. Read more about Alison Van Eenennaam

Don Williams

Senior Specialist, Broadband Development
NTIA Department of Commerce

Don Williams is a Senior Specialist for Broadband Development for the National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA initiative. Read more about Don Williams