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Wednesday, July 19 • 1:30pm - 3:10pm
BBB. Agriculture's Role in Protecting Water Quality and Quantity

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Agriculture faces the critical issues of water quality, use, and conservation, all while meeting the food production needs of a growing world population. This course will discuss strategies used by the Florida agricultural community to address those issues, measures implemented to improve water quality, the role of agriculture in water supply planning, unique issues faced by producers in the Everglades Agricultural Area, and the transformation of agriculture by rapid advances in technology. This is unlike any other panel—you will not want to miss it!

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Stan Posey

Deputy Director, Office of Agricultural Water Policy, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Stanley W. Posey serves as the Deputy Director for Program Development in the Office of Agricultural Water Policy. In that role, he works with Director Andy Rackley and the other talented and dedicated staff of the Office on:* Development and implementation of Best Management Practices... Read More →

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Danny Kushmer

Executive Director, International Responsible Farming Council (IRFC)
As a third generation Floridian growing up in South Hillsborough County I have a unique perspective of the farming community along with water supply and quality. After farming tropical fish and catfish I started working in governmental affairs for a Florida water management district... Read More →
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Valerie Seidel

Principal Economist, Balmoral Group
Valerie Seidel is Principal Economist of The Balmoral Group, an economic and engineering firm focused on public policy, socioeconomic impacts, and design within infrastructure, water resources, and the environment.
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Jeff Sumner

President, Sumner Engineering & Consulting, Inc.
Jeff Sumner is President of Sumner Engineering & Consulting, Inc., where his practice is centered on engineering and water resource consulting in the private and public sectors, with a focus on agricultural clients. He previously served as head of State and Agricultural Policy for... Read More →

Wednesday July 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:10pm EDT