Christine Daugherty, Vice President of Sustainable Food Production, Tyson Foods
Colby Ferguson, Hog Farmer; Government Relations Director, Maryland Farm Bureau
Susan Vaughn Grooters, Policy Analyst, Keep Antibiotics Working Coalition
Christine Hoang, Assistant Director of the Division of Animal and Public Health, American Veterinary Medical Association
With: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Dr. Christine Daugherty leads Tyson Foods’ Sustainable Food Production efforts, including farm animal well-being, responsible sourcing and natural resource conservation programs. Her team manages the company’s FarmCheck™ program, which ensures the company’s chicken, hog, cattle and turkey supply chains treat animals properly through third-party audits. Christine is the chief liaison with Tyson’s external Animal Well-Being Advisory Panel, as well as all related university research projects. She leads the company’s sustainability programs across multiple platforms, ensuring sound business and reporting practices from farm to fork.
Colby Ferguson is the Government Relations Director for Maryland Farm Bureau, beginning his role in December 2013. Colby was the Agriculture Business Development Specialist for Frederick County for nine years. In that capacity, he worked with elected officials at the state and local level to implement legislation important to the farm community. Prior to his county position, Colby was the sales and marketing manager for Sinclair Cattle Company, a purebred Angus ranch in Pennsylvania. He has also been a nutrition specialist for dairy, beef, swine, sheep and horses with Southern States Cooperative.
Dr. Christine Hoang, DVM, MPH, CPH, Assistant Director of the Division of Animal and Public Health of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), received both her DVM and MPH through the University of Minnesota’s dual degree program and is additionally certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Susan Vaughn Grooters
Susan Vaughn Grooters is Policy Analyst for the Keep Antibiotics Working Coalition.