Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2021 Virtual Stakeholders Summit registration now open
Preliminary agenda of sessions and speakers available

February 1, 2021 – Registration is now open for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2021 Virtual Stakeholders Summit, themed Obstacles to Opportunities. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the event, the Alliance’s Stakeholder Summit brings together thought leaders in the industry to discuss hot-button issues and out-of-the-box ideas to connect everyone along the food chain, engage influencers and protect the future of animal agriculture.

The 2021 event is set primarily for May 5-6, with preconference webinars scheduled for the five business days leading up to the Virtual Summit. To make this year’s Virtual Summit even more affordable and accessible, registration rates have been lowered. Early registration discounts are available through February 28. To register, visit

“The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented and uncertain times for everyone – and its impact extends far beyond 2020,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO. “The agriculture and food communities truly showed their resiliency and adaptability in the face of challenging times this past year, and now is the time to use what we’ve learned to turn our obstacles to opportunities for the decades to come. Our Virtual Summit will equip attendees with the tools and ideas needed to do just that so that we can ensure the food chain is stronger than ever.”

A preliminary agenda featuring many of the exciting and high-caliber speakers you can expect to see at the 2021 event has been posted on the Summit website. Sessions will highlight ways to position animal agriculture as a path forward to climate neutrality, how to elevate the voices of farmers in dialogues surrounding food and agriculture and strategies for virtual stakeholder and influencer engagement.

Be sure to check the Summit website for the most up-to-date Summit information. You can also follow the hashtag #AAA21 for periodic updates about the event. For general questions about the Summit please contact or call (703) 562-5160.

Get involved:

Show your support for the Alliance’s outreach efforts by becoming an official Summit sponsor today! For 2021 sponsorship opportunities, please visit For more information, contact Casey Kinler at  

Thank you to our 2021 Summit sponsors: Watt Global Media, Farm Journal, Meatingplace, National Pork Producers Council, Smithfield, National Pork Board, American Feed Industry Association, Dairy MAX, National Biodiesel Board, United Egg Producers, Cobb Vantress, Inc., Protect the Harvest, Progressive Dairyman, The National Provisioner, Kemin, National Chicken Council, Country Folks, Vivyaic, American Veal Association and Eggland’s Best.

The Alliance also thanks the following members for their continued support of Summit and other Alliance programs: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, Zoetis, Merck Animal Health, C.O.nxt, Diamond V, Genus PLC – PIC/ABS, Aviagen Group, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cargill, Dairy Farmers of America, Hendrix Genetics, Hy-Line North America, LLC, Iowa Soybean Association, National Turkey Federation, Nutrien, Provimi North America, Inc. and Seaboard Foods.

About the Alliance:

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is an industry-united, nonprofit organization that helps bridge the communication gap between farm and fork. We connect key food industry stakeholders to arm them with responses to emerging issues. We engage food chain influencers and promote consumer choice by helping them better understand modern animal agriculture. We protect by exposing those who threaten our nation’s food security with damaging misinformation. Find the Alliance on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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