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Opening Session

2019 Ag Chairs Summit
July 15, 2019
8:00 am to 9:00 am
Imperial Ballroom 4, 6 & 8

Welcome from Agriculture and Agrifood | Canada Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau
The Ag/Rural Economy | Dr. Jason Henderson, Associate Dean, Purdue
     Opening Session: Henderson Ag and Rural Economy

Opening Session Summary


Marie-Claude Bibeau

Agriculture and Agrifood Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau was elected as the Member of Parliament in 2015. In that year she was the Minister of International Development. She is currently the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. Minister Bibeau began her career at the Canadian International Development Agency, and went on postings to Morocco and Benin. After settling down with her family in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, she became a successful businesswoman. [node:read-more:link]

Jason Henderson

Associate Dean
Purdue University

Dr. Henderson is the Director of Extension at Purdue University. Previously, Jason served as Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and managed the Main Street Economist. He has also served as senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. [node:read-more:link]


Brian Munzlinger

Former Senator
Missouri Senate

Senator Munzlinger is a third generation Missouri farmer, serving in the legislature from 2002 until he was term limited out in 2018. He has served as SARL Vice President since 2015. [node:read-more:link]