Curliss to present 'Farmers Under Fire' at 2019 Stakeholders Summit
The NCPC CEO will offer an unprecedented look at the ongoing attacks against the industry and provide attendees with insights on how to protect their livelihood.
Source: Animal Agriculture Alliance
via National Hog Farmer - Jan 10, 2019
The Animal Agriculture Alliance has unveiled the 2019 Stakeholders Summit speaker lineup, which includes Andy Curliss, CEO fo North Carolina Pork Council, who will give an indepth look at how coordinated advocacy is threatning animal agriculture. This year's Summit is themed “A Seat At The Table” and the lineup will tackle diverse topics from understanding consumer perceptions to engaging influencers to protecting farms and other agricultural operations from activist threats. The event will be held May 8-9 at the InterContinental at the Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.
Curliss will close the event with a session titled “Farmers Under Fire” and will cover several specific case studies (including the recent nuisance lawsuit verdicts in North Carolina). He will offer an unprecedented look at the ongoing attacks against the industry and provide attendees with insights on how to protect their livelihood.
“If you think $550 million in jury verdicts in North Carolina are just about pigs in North Carolina, you are mistaken,” Curliss says. “The industry as a whole can learn a lot from the issues we are dealing with.”
Prior to joining the NCPC, Curliss led the public affairs and strategic communications division at Gelia, Wells & Mohr, a national marketing and communications agency, where he advised executive-level clients on matters concerning business, public policy and communications. Curliss began his career in journalism and has two decades of experience as an editor and investigative reporter.
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