Mark Your Calendar for the 24th AnnualFood & Agriculture Conference & Membership Meeting


“Freedom to Market”
Building the Infrastructure for our Future

July 29 to July 30, 2022
Marriott Kansas City Airport
Kansas City, MO

This year’s focus is, Freedom to Market, “Building the Infrastructure for our Future.” Our conference objective is to point to the independent beef supply chain. We believe that no matter how much money the Biden administration devotes to small processing, without connecting the supply chain of live cattle all the way to retail, 1.5 billion in grants could all be for naught. To ensure this is not our Country’s fate, OCM will show examples of supply chain connections made in the southeast that can be replicated nationwide. Such efforts organized by OCM will be highlighted during panel discussions. Also, during the conference, speakers including farmers, ranchers, policymakers, researchers, and organizers will share their expertise and experiences in their endeavors for fair and competitive markets.

Gilles Stockton, a recent congressional hearing testifier, will open the conference and set the stage. Mid-morning, Andy Green from USDA will speak to efforts to promote fair and competitive markets. At Lunch, Scott Blubaugh, Oklahoma Farmers Union President, will share his meat processing success with the Oklahoma Native American tribe. Friday afternoon will feature David Smith, Independent Grocer CEO, speaking to supply chain logistics. Gary Genske, NDPO board director, will share the 100% USA Beef trademark and its marketability. Wrapping up our day, Peter Sykes speaking from Australia will be addressing the recent JBS acquisition just approved and the effects of market concentration globally.

This will be a conference you will not want to miss. Please join us this year.

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