Randy Day

CEO, Perdue Farms

Randy Day oversees the Perdue Farms senior leadership team. His presentation will address the greatest challenges facing today's food producers, while giving attendees insight and guidance which will help their businesses thrive in the years ahead.

Phil Lempert

Back by popular demand, Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert will host an expert panel focused on the future of the retail grocery and how personal touch and consumer interaction can coexist with the digital revolution of on-line grocery ordering and home delivery.

This retail panel will feature Todd Cruise - Senior Buyer for Eggs at Walmart, Cathy Strange - Global Executive Coordinator of Specialty and Product Innovation and Development at Whole Foods Market, and Trip Straub - President and CEO of the Straub Group.
To learn more about these panelists, CLICK HERE.

Bruce Vincent

A third-generation logger representing a family commitment to responsible environmentalism, Mr. Vincent's presentation “With Vision, There Is Hope” delivers a powerful message advocating the education of consumers about agriculture in a truthful and balanced way.

Colleen McClellan

Datassential’s Colleen McClellan will convey a captivating presentation focused on foodservice menu drivers, trends and consumer interaction along with discussion on the growing role of alternative proteins.

Kevin Good

Kevin Good, Senior Analyst at CattleFax, will be updating attendees with the latest situation for feeds and grains along with his perspective on what the current scenario will mean for domestic and international farmers and producers of proteins for the balance of 2018 and beyond.

Dr. David Kohl

Professor Emeritus in the Agricultural and Applied Economics Department at Virginia Tech and President of AgriVisions, LLC, Dr. David Kohl, will provide Executive Conference attendees with a high-energy, cutting-edge presentation on megatrends in agriculture and global economics.

Jim Sumner & Brett Stuart

USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) President, Jim Sumner and Global AgriTrends Co-Founder, Brett Stuart, will present the annually anticipated and up-to-the minute export update. They will also provide attendees additional insight along with expert analysis on the international trade environment for poultry, eggs and red meats and what might lie in store for the export community.

Retail Panel

Hosted by Phil Lempert

Todd Cruise is the Senior Buyer for Eggs at Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. In his ten years at Walmart and Sam’s Club, Cruise has served in many leadership roles across the organization, including merchandising, strategy, and marketing.

Cathy Strange is the Global Executive Coordinator of Specialty and Product Innovation and Development at Whole Foods Market. She joined the company in 1990 and served as the global cheese buyer for more than a decade. Strange has since become an authority on detecting international food trends during her travels around the world while seeking out vendor partners that meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards.

Trip Straub serves as the President and CEO of the Straub Group, operating four Straub’s stores, a Price Chopper, and Midtowne Market all in the St. Louis metropolitan area. He represents the fourth generation in their family grocery business as they celebrate 117 years in business.

For more than 40 years, Urner Barry’s Executive Conference has been the most widely attended and recognized marketing venue
in the protein industry.

  • Network, build camaraderie, and stimulate professional business thinking with peers in the poultry, egg and red meat industry.

  • Expand your knowledge through industry-related topics, market outlooks, sales and marketing sessions.

  • Join lectures from motivational, political, and economic speakers which have included:
    • Sally Smith, President & CEO, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
    • Donnie Smith, President & CEO, Tyson Foods
    • Stephen Moore, The Heritage Foundation
    • David Wasserman, The Cook Political Report
    • Harold Ford Jr., Member, U.S. House of Representatives
    • John W. Chidsey, formerly President of Burger King Corp., NA
    • David Walker, Comeback America Initiative
    • Dinesh D'Souza, Political Commentator and Author

This is a must-attend event for decision makers in the protein industry.


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