HONOR THE HARVEST 2021

We’re at a timely moment where opportunity meets collective will to act on pressing challenges, deepen cross-sector relationships, and spark insight on what matters most to farmers, ranchers and value chain leaders. Three cross-cutting Action Tracks will bring us forward together for the Honor the Harvest Forum 2021.

STRENGTHENING COLLABORATION & COMMITMENT

How do we accelerate support for the Decade of Ag, propel the sector forward together, pre-competitively in ways that work for producers and the value chain as a whole?

DRIVING TRANSFORMATIVE INVESTMENT

How to attract and leverage corporate + public capital to new markets (e.g. soil health, carbon sequestration and storage, food security, ecosystem services) to positively move to low carbon / climate smart production, build US leadership, and ensure investments lift everyone?

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY & DATA

How might we create pre-competitive data frameworks that propels better climate adaptation science, enable new and traditional tools for farmers and ranchers at all scales, and demonstrate continuous improvement for the supply chain?

Forum Schedule

A fundamental premise of the Honor the Harvest Forum is that the whole system must participate in creating change at the system level. The selection criteria for the forum was designed to ensure balance with multiple stakeholders and industry leadership. The primary objective is to establish a fellowship community and while this is virtual, #LeadershipinAction is critical. Your participation is needed to inspire and build upon this community and take action.

To maximize engagement, we’ve designed a swift, action-oriented, entirely virtual forum with three efficient and timely elements to drive insight, and progress.

Sept 14 | 2-4pm CDT

Setting the Charge

2:00 | USFRA Chairman’s Welcome
2:10 | VIP Remarks
2:20 | Celebration of the Decade of Ag: Vision Evolution and Progress Since 2019
2:35 | Leadership Talks
2:45 | The Charge of Honor the Harvest: The Work to be Done
3:00 | Facilitated Small Group Discussions
3:40 | Small Group Discussions Share-out
3:50 | What’s Ahead: Looking Forward to Next Two Days
3:55 | Closing Remarks
4:00 | Adjourn

hand planting a seed in soil
Mant prune grape brunch, work on a family farm
Sept 15 | 10am-4pm CDT

Getting to Work & Honing the Need

Sept 16 | 2-4pm CDT

Driving to Action

2:00 | USFRA Chairman’s Welcome
2:10 | VIP Remarks
2:20 | Call to Action by Themes
3:00 | Reflections from Key Leaders
3:15 | Next Steps for USFRA & All

3:25 | Challenge Coin Ceremony

3:55 | Closing Remarks
4:00 | Adjourn the HTH ’21 Forum

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