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Jeanan Yasiri Moe, Director of Strategic Communications
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Hear what’s working, what isn’t and what opportunities are emerging to shape the future
MADISON, Wis. – How can Wisconsin producers, distributors and retailers be effective in our COVID-19 world and what we can leverage to be at the forefront of addressing the many challenges? Join Pam Jahnke, the Fabulous Farm Babe and farm director for the Midwest Farm Report, for a virtual discussion with experts from UW-Madison, the meat and dairy industries, the Food Finance Institute, DATCP and the Wisconsin Grocers’ Association on Tuesday, June 30, at 4 p.m.
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“Innovations in many steps of the food supply chain are a key strength of the UW-Madison research community,” says Emily Bauer, director of licensing at WARF. “We at WARF are excited about fostering this dialog across the sector to discuss the challenges and opportunities afforded by the COVID-19 situation. As a leading food-producing state, Wisconsin will play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of food supply chain solutions.”
The June 30 webinar will feature:
- Angela James, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP)
- Tera Johnson, Founder and Director, Food Finance Institute
- John Lucey, Director, Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research, UW-Madison
- Paul Mitchell, Director, Renk Agribusiness Institute, UW-Madison
- Christopher P. Salm, Founder, Salm Partners, & CEO, Ab E Discovery
- Brandon Scholz, President & CEO, Wisconsin Grocers’ Association
Co-produced by WARF and D2P, Entrepreneurons is a series focused on bringing the fundamentals of getting a new venture started to the UW-Madison community. Talks generally are held in-person at the Discovery Building on the UW-Madison campus. More at warf.org/entrepreneurons.
“Crises like the current one are often catalysts for innovation and paradigm shifts. We hope this expert panel discussion will fuel enthusiasm and ideas for bold new solutions to challenges in the food supply chain and beyond,” says Cecily Brose, innovation and commercialization specialist at D2P.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) helps steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founded in 1925 as an independent, nonprofit foundation, WARF manages more than 2,000 patents and an investment portfolio as it funds university research, obtains patents for campus discoveries and licenses inventions to industry. For more information, visit warf.org.