AFOA’s 2019 Harry D. Fornari Memorial Lecture will feature Tim Washer. Tim Washer spent 20 years at IBM, Cisco and Accenture mostly feigning interest on conference calls. Moonlighting as a comedy writer/actor on SNL, Conan and The Late Show established him as a Subject Matter Expert in nonsense, and he applied humor to humanize some of the world’s most boring brands. He […]
Stefan Vogel Global Strategist – Grains & Oilseeds; Head of Agri Commodity Markets In a follow-up to his remarks at the 2018 AFOA Annual Meeting, Vogel has agreed to return in 2019 and provide the Outlook Seminar, on Thursday, October 17, 9:30 a.m. at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. Within RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness, Stefan […]
AFOA will be returning to Chicago for its 2019 Annual Meeting on October 16 & 17. The Drake Hotel will once again be our host hotel as it is within walking distance to many local attractions including restaurants for those popular additional networking opportunities. You are encouraged to go ahead and make your hotel reservation […]
The association learned today of the passing of one of its founding members, David Rothschild. The association sends its deepest sympathies to David’s family and friends. Mr. Rothschild not only was a founder of the AFOA but also a longtime member and he also served as Executive Director for a period of time. […]
The next AFOA Board of Directors Meeting is set for Saturday, March 16 at 4 pm in Scottsdale, AZ. The meeting will be held in Salons 5-6 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa.
This year, we have a new Program Committee Chairman, John Reynolds with Neste. He has asked for volunteers to help serve on the committee. This committee will be putting together our 2019 Annual Meeting to be held October 16-17 in Chicago at the Drake Hotel. Please let John Reynolds know directly or the AFOA Executive […]
The Principals of Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz (OFW Law) are pleased to welcome John Dillard as a Principal of the firm. John joined OFW Law as an associate in 2012 and is in the firm’s Agriculture, Food, Litigation, and International Trade practice. In this role, he has counseled and represented food manufacturers, restaurants, farming […]
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The presentations that have been provided have been uploaded to the website under the 2018 AFOA Annual Meeting Tab. Several have been requested but not received. They will be added as they are received. Please look for an email with a survey evaluation regarding request for your feedback on the 2018 Annual Meeting.