Port of Portland Executive Director to Keynote at 2019 Ag Summit

International trade and transportation issues in agriculture will be among the topics discussed by keynote presenter Curtis Robinhold, Port of Portland’s new executive director, at Dunn Carney’s 11th Annual Ag Summit on January 25, 2019.

The free, half-day conference will be held at the Salem Convention Center from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch are included. Registration is open .

Presentations and panel discussions will provide a “tool box” of tips for farmers and ranchers about:

  • Protecting land value through environmental management and water rights preservation
  • Complying with surprise food safety inspections
  • Recognizing important business and intellectual property issues in Ag
  • Saving Oregon estate tax through gifting: increased opportunities through new federal estate tax exemptions

Alexis Taylor, Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, will deliver opening remarks and provide a department overview for the year.

Each year, Ag Summit speakers include industry leaders from around the region, as well as members of the Dunn Carney Ag Team, who provide farmers, ranchers, and food processors with annual updates and tips on regulatory developments, legal issues, and best practices in the agriculture industry.

Fifteen of Oregon’s major agricultural groups are participating organizations in the Ag Summit: Aglink, Oregon Business & Industry, Oregon Association of Nurseries, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Oregon Dairy Farmers Association, Oregon Farm Bureau Federation, Oregon Seed Council, Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University Extension Service, Oregon Water Resources Congress, Oregon Wheat Growers League, Oregon Women for Agriculture, Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Food Northwest, and Oregon Winegrowers Association.