Meetings

    Holiday Luncheon

    December 10, 2018
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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    Union League Club
    65 W Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL 60604
    https://www.ulcc.org/
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    We welcome former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as our keynote speaker for the December annual meeting.  Secretary Vilsack, who is President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, will offer his perspective on the current state of agriculture and the dairy industry, challenges it is facing and the importance of tech and sustainability for the future of agriculture.  Secretary Vilsack will also reflect on initiatives he led, including his four-pillar strategy, to revitalize rural communities and build local economies.

    Speaker

    Tom Vilsack
    President & CEO
    USDEC

    As president and CEO, Vilsack provides strategic leadership and oversight of USDEC's global promotional and research activities, regulatory affairs and trade policy initiatives. This includes working with industry leaders to develop a long-term vision for building sales and consumer trust in U.S. dairy.

    Vilsack joined USDEC in January 2017 after serving eight years as the nation’s 30th Secretary of Agriculture, where he worked to strengthen the American agricultural economy, build vibrant rural communities and create new markets for the innovation of rural America. Vilsack was the longestserving member of President Obama’s original Cabinet. Prior to his appointment, he served two terms as the governor of Iowa, in the Iowa State Senate and as the mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

    Tickets

    $85.00 Member Ticket
    $75.00 Earlybird rate before December 4

    $85.00 Spouse of Member Ticket
    $75.00 Earlybird rate before December 4

    $75.00 Young Professional Member Ticket
    $65.00 Earlybird rate before December 4

    $105.00 Non-Member Ticket
    $95.00 Earlybird rate before December 4

    $95.00 Young Professional Non-Member Ticket
    $85.00 Earlybird rate before December 4