3rd annual

U.S. - China Agriculture Roundtable

Global Food Security

rise to the challenge


inspired by three legendary scientists

Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug

Father of Green Revolution - Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

Yuan Longping

Yuan Longping 袁隆平

Father of Hybrid Rice - Recipient of World Food Prize

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

American Agricultural Scientist and Inventor

The 2023 U.S.-China Agriculture Roundtable will convene leaders spanning government, business, trade association, nonprofits, education, and think tanks from both countries to focus on the critical global challenge of sustainably producing enough nutritious food to feed the growing population on our planet.

APRIL 4 -13, 2023 · St. Louis, Missouri & Online

2023 年4月4日-13日·圣路易斯,密苏里州及线上

Given the mutual benefit of continued bilateral collaboration in agriculture, we launched the first U.S.-China Agriculture Roundtable in 2021. Thanks to the support and participation of agriculture leaders from both countries, this annual event has grown to be the preeminent bilateral dialogue platform around agriculture, drawing leaders spanning government, trade, business, education, and think tanks from both countries.

Our belief is that U.S.-China cooperation is essential if our planet will be able to successfully deal with the many critical global challenges of our time.

This 3rd annual Roundtable will further strengthen the bi-lateral collaboration and people-to-people friendship around agriculture that have been cultivated through the virtual U.S.-China Agriculture Roundtable in 2021 & 2022, and the hybrid 2022 U.S-China High-Level Agricultural Dialogue.

Supporters & Partners


Advisory Committee

Bunge, ContiGroup Companies, Corteva Agriscience, Smithfield Food, US Grains Council, US Soybean Export Council, Syngenta

Chinese Co-Organizers

China Agricultural Association for International Exchange, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China Agriculture University, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries

Perspectives from the Heartland Recap Video

2023 U.S. - China Agriculture Roundtable

Global Food Security

rise to the challenge


April 4, 2023

(Hybrid, with in-person option in St. Louis at Danforth Plant Innovation Center)


8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST

Perspectives from Governmental Representatives

Secretary Mike Naig
Secretary of Agriculture, Iowa

Perspectives from Business Leaders

Perspectives from NGOs



12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST


Panel 1
Plant and Crop Protection

Panel 2
Movement of Ag and Food Products

Panel 3
Farm Bill Panel


Cocktail Reception

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CST


Friendship Celebration & Dinner

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. CST

Think Tank Dialogue

virtual only

April 11, 2023

8:00-11:00 p.m. EST

Agriculture Education Dialogue

virtual only

April 13, 2023

8:00-10:30 p.m. EST

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 Association

Elizabeth Knup,
China Director, Ford Foundation

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