FFAR Board of Directors Public Conversation 2020

October 8, 2020

This conversation was held via Zoom video weblink.

The FFAR Board of Directors invites you to attend the Foundation’s sixth annual Public Conversation. The Public Conversation is an opportunity to hear from the Foundation’s leadership. This gathering, held virtually this year, includes a forum for the public and members of the food and agriculture community to address FFAR.

This year, FFAR has been especially focused on research related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Agriculture sector’s potential to significantly reduce climate emissions. FFAR’s Board Chairman and Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum and Executive Director Dr. Sally Rockey and will provide an update on our COVID research as well as the Agriculture Climate Partnership, an unprecedented effort mobilizing farmers, ranchers and scientists to develop and advance climate-smart solutions that reduce emissions and are environmentally and economically sustainable.

Attend the Virtual Public Conversation

In light of the pandemic, FFAR is hosting this event virtually. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm EST
WHERE: Attend this conversation via the Zoom video weblink.
RSVP: Register here.

For those unable to join us, a summary of the Public Conversation will be posted on the FFAR website following the event.


FFAR is collecting feedback on the Agriculture-Climate Partnership, COVID-19 pandemic research and other topics related to the Foundation’s direction.

All members of the public are welcome to submit and offer comments at the Public Conversation. Participants must submit comments to FFAR in advance using the online portal. All comments are due by 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. 

Participants who submit advanced comments through the portal will be called on during the Public Conversation to read their comments aloud. If you are unable to attend the call, your submitted comments will be provided to the FFAR Board for review after the Public Conversation.


Rockey and Keenum will be available to the press following the session. Please email FFAR Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs Sarah Goldberg at sgoldberg@foundationfar.org to arrange an interview.

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