Sep 4, 2019
Ag Secretary to Keynote AmericanHort’s Impact Washington

AmericanHort recently announced that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be a keynote speaker at its 2019 Impact Washington Summit, which takes place Sept. 16-18 in Washington, D.C.

The summit intends to unite leaders across the green industry with dynamic speakers about the issues facing the industry, along with educating Congress on our challenges and priorities.

“Secretary Perdue is a steadfast champion of agriculture community both in the President’s cabinet and on the world stage,” said Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort senior vice president for advocacy and research.  “His tireless advocacy for horticulture and his depth of knowledge make his presence a fantastic addition to this year’s already exciting Impact Washington Summit.”

Additional speakers include:

  • Andrew Wheeler, Administrator – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Daniel Garza, President – The LIBRE Initiative
  • Laurie Flanagan, Chair of the H-2B Workforce Coalition – on behalf of AmericanHort
  • Lynn Jacquez, Managing Partner – CJ Lake, LLC

Legislative and regulatory priorities at the Impact Washington Summit will center around workforce and transportation issues, research funding and implementation, and business and marketplace regulation.

These issues are of critical importance to horticultural businesses across the nation.

For more information on the 2019 Impact Washington Summit, visit: AmericanHort.org/Impact.





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