USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Agrees to Speak at WISHH and Indiana Soybean Alliance Protein Conference.

Ken_Isley_OfficialUSDAPhoto (1)Mr. Ken Isley, recently appointed FAS Administrator, will give the keynote address at the Affordable Protein Supply: Solving the Institutional Meals Puzzle workshop at Purdue University on July 30, 2018. ASA’s WISHH Program, University experts and industry stakeholders have been organizing a conference aimed at improving the protein content of school meals in developing countries. Conference sponsors include the Indiana Soybean Alliance, DuPont Nutrition and Health, Insta-Pro International and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. Mr. Isley has been invited to speak about the importance of trade in improving people’s nutrition and health, since the U.S. is a major exporter of protein products and grains, as well as helping fund international school nutrition programs. Purdue’s Pilot Lab, Food Processing Innovation Lab and the Soybean Innovation Lab, housed at the University of Illinois (UIUC) will provide technical input. Private food companies, U.S. commodity groups, foreign government officials and NGOs will discuss how to incorporate protein to meet dietary guidelines affordably and advocate for permanent policies to provide balanced meals to school kids, hospital patients and other food service customers. For more information about the conference or to register, CLICK HERE.

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