Animal Agriculture Alliance :: 2014 Stakeholders Summit

13th Annual Stakeholder’s Summit

May 8-9, 2014 • Crystal City, VA

Recap of 2014: Alliance Stakeholders Summit Panelists Tackle Tough Issues; Spot Food Trends
Antibiotics, Sustainability and Farm Size just a few issues discussed during first day of Summit

May 9, 2014 - "I don't see that there has ever been a better time for animal agriculture," said Nancy Kruse, President of The Kruse Company, while addressing attendees yesterday at the 13th annual Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit.  "Think about it," said Kruse. "Meatless Monday, has been unsuccessful because students like to have choices. Butter consumption has come back up 24% in the past decade. Egg dishes and fried chicken are 'real food' and they are booming. Butchers have become rock stars."

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Program highlights included:

  • Panels on "Hot Issues" including:
    • Sustainability
    • Antibiotics
    • Farm Size
    • Animal Care
  • Expert Advice from Chefs, Restaurants, Retailers and trade media on Food Issues & Trends
  • Testimony from Marketing Gurus discussing how to actually effectively communicate and be transparent
  • Reputation Management Advice and an interactive Crisis Management Simulation


All Geared Towards: Marketing to this complex, dynamic & complicated demographic: Millennials