2022 U.S. - China Agriculture Roundtable
Reflecting the strong commitment that leaders of both the U.S. and China have for finding areas of cooperation, especially around climate change, and the essential role that climate-smart agriculture can play to accomplish the goals set forth by the national leaders, USHCA is again organizing the virtual U.S. – China Agriculture Roundtable this spring.
Despite the significant issues that encumber the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and China, we were pleased that there was broad bipartisan U.S. support for, and participation in, our US-China Ag Roundtable last year.
This year, our virtual 4-part U.S.-China Agriculture Roundtable will again take place during the National Agriculture Week to honor Drs. Norman Borlaug, Yuan Longping, and George Washington Carver for their extraordinary contributions to the field of Agriculture and our world.
An event inspired by Norman Borlaug, Yuan Longping, and George Washington Carver
Father of Green Revolution - Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
Yuan Longping 袁隆平
Father of Hybrid Rice - Recipient of World Food Prize
George Washington Carver
American Agricultural Scientist and inventor
Our belief is that US – China cooperation is essential if our planet will be able to successfully deal with the following three most critical global challenges: sustainably producing enough nutritious food to feed the growing population on our planet; countering and ameliorating the impact of climate change, especially on agricultural production; and preventing future pandemics of human, animal and plant diseases.
At the same time, to meet these challenges, it is essential that we have peace in the world and particularly peace between China and the United States. In that regard we strongly believe, as Dr. Borlaug demonstrated, that one of the best ways that peace can be attained is through agricultural cooperation.
The American Heartland, known as the “breadbasket of the world”, has played a significant role in the past laying the foundation for a productive U.S.-China relationship and can become a stabilizing force going forward again.
This year’s virtual U.S.-China Agriculture Roundtable will have four segments:
(Open to the public)
8:00 p.m. EST, March 21, 2022
Governor Bob Holden,
USHCA Chairman and CEO
Former Governor of Missouri
Ambassador Kenneth Quinn,
President Emeritus, the World Food Prize
Strategic Advisor & Member of US Heartland China
China Director, Ford Foundation
Secretary of Ag - Oklahoma
Secretary of Ag - Kansas
Director of Ag - Missouri
Secretary of Ag - Iowa
Illinois Congressman from the 18th District
President & CEO of U.S. Dairy Export Council
President of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce - Chicago
CEO of the U.S. Soybean Export Council
CEO of Syngenta
U.S. – China Ag SME Showcase:
(March 24, 2022)
Ag Education Dialogue:
Food System Transformation & Climate Change
(March 31, 2022)
Dr. Thomas J. Coon,
Dean of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State Univ.
Dr. Moses Kairo,
Dean of the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences at the Univ. of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Dr. Daniel Robison,
Dean of the College of Ag. and Life Sciences at Iowa State Univ.
Dr. Jinhua Zhao,
Dean of Applied Econ. and Management at Cornell College of Ag. and Life Sciences
Dr. Taisheng DU,
Vice President of China Agricultural University
Dr. Ping QING,
Vice President of Huazhong Agricultural Universiy
Dr. Minjuan ZHAO,
Vice President of Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University
Dr. Feng HU,
Vice President, Nanjing Agricultural University
Think Tank Dialogue:
Rural Prosperity & Climate Change
(April 7, 2022)