A Transatlantic Dialogue on Dairy Production and Trade
This trip (March 13-18, 2016) will take 20 farm leaders from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin to Germany to continue and expand upon the discussions that started at the Farmer’s Roundtables in November 2015.
The 5-day trip aims to establish a dialogue between American and German farmers and other agribusiness professionals to discuss dairy production and trade issues. Mutual understanding with regard to different production methodologies, feed, animal welfare efforts and food safety standards in the U.S. and Germany will be pursued in the interest of reducing trade barriers.
In addition to site visits to state-of-the-art dairies and research facilities, the trip will also include exclusive meeting opportunities with trade representatives and dairy experts from various German farmers organizations and government bodies. Last but not least, participants will be able to enjoy German culture, hospitality, and traditional cuisine and brews.
The experience and knowledge gained on the trip will help empower participants to continue and expand their leadership role within their local farming community.
For more information about participating, please contact Corinna Jess.