Available presentations from the 2016 Summit can be found below by clicking a speaker's name. The presentation password can be found in your event guide and on the ONG 2016 mobile app. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Global Supply and Demand Trade Flows in Organic & Non-GMO Ingredients

Kellee James, CEO, Mercaris

The ABCs of Plant Breeding

Rex Bernardo, Professor and Endowed Chair in Corn Breeding and Genetics, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota

Organic Certification Processes

Chris Schreiner, Executive Director, Oregon Tilth


Certified Transitional: Challenges Along the Value Chain

April Crittenden, Director of Farm Certification, CCOF Certification Services, LLC

Certified Transitional: Approaches to the Market 


Anna Key Jesus, Senior Director- Quality Systems, Amy's Kitchen, Inc.

Jay Johnson, Senior Vice President of Sales, Healthy Food Ingredients

Sarah Krol, Global Director, Food Product Certification, NSF International / QAI

Nathaniel Lewis, Senior Crops and Livestock Specialist, Organic Trade Association (OTA)


Chris Schreiner, Executive Director, Oregon Tilth


GMO Labeling: The Impact of the New Mandatory GMO Labeling Law 

Dag Falck, Organic Program Manager, Nature’s Path Organic Foods

Nancy Knight, Business Unit Manager, NSF Consumer Values Verified

Keith Jones, Professional Staff, U.S.House of Representatives - Committee on Agriculture


Peter Golbitz, Founder and Thought Leader, Agromeris


Creating Solutions for Traceability Along the Supply Chain

Ben Allen, Enterprise Solutions Lead - Agriculture, Trimble

Keynote: From Humble Beginnings to Multi-Billion Dollar Business; It’s Still All About The Soil

Jeff Moyer, Executive Director, Rodale Institute

Tuesday November 15, 2016


Cost Analysis: Understanding the Short and Long-term Costs of Organic, Non-GMO and Conventional Systems

Catherine Greene, Senior Agricultural Economist, Economic Research Service, USDA


Understanding the Supply Gap for U.S. Organic and Non-GMO

Peter Golbitz, Founder and Thought Leader, Agromeris

Oilseed and Grain Trade Summit Agenda:
Major Trends Driving Change in North American Agriculture
Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director, HighQuest Group
Millennial Food Behavior and What it Means for the Ag Supply Chain
Eve Turow Paul, Author & Consultant, ETP Insights, LLC
Presentation:  Part 1 ------------ Part 2 ------------ Part 3
Room A: Animal Protein Outlook
Deborah Perkins, Managing Director, Rabobank
Room B: Transportation and Logistics - A Supply Chain Perspective
Jim Mikel, International Cargo Ops Specialist, Paxton Van Lines Incorporated
Rob Keller, Director of Feed Grains and Oilseeds, BNSF Railway Company
Marcel van Dijk, Manager Cargo Marketing, Port of Los Angeles
David Headley , Senior Manager, HighQuest Group
Room B: Trends and Outlook for Animal Feed
Eduardo Galo, Managing Director - North America, Novus International, Inc.
Mark Schuett, ,CEO and Owner, American Natural Soy
Rick Spellins, Managing Director of Commodity Purchasing, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director, HighQuest Group
Surplus Grains & Oilseeds in 2016, But What Lies Ahead for 2017
Bill Lapp, President and Founder, Advanced Economic Solutions (AES)
Managing Commodity Risk in Today’s CPG World
David Brown, VP Commodity Price & Risk Management, Mondelēz International
Questions? Email Kaitlin at kmathews@highquestgroup.com