Food Dialogue Event Aims to Bridge the Gap

Food Dialogues®, an outreach event designed to bridge the gap between consumer concerns and food production and sourcing decisions, is coming to Minneapolis on August 11.

The event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC), the Nebraska Soybean Board and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.

Located at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, the networking reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the panel discussion will start at 7 p.m. The panel will cover topics such as the information gap, consumer concerns, food decisions and sourcing products. Discussion will be moderated by Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg agriculture policy journalist and Minnesota native.

“The main goal we are trying to accomplish is to start a conversation between farmers and consumers,” said Gene Stoel, MSR&PC director and USFRA board member. “We need to eradicate the fear of the changes happening in farming by being understanding of concerns and providing the right sources of information. Events like this are a step in the right direction.”

The Food Dialogues signature events are designed to bring together farmers, ranchers, industry experts, scientists, media and consumers for dynamic panel discussions on some of today’s most pressing topics related to food and food production. Since its launch in 2011, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has hosted 25 panels across the country.

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