U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Aurelia Skipwith To Speak At Farm Journal Field Days™

Lenexa, Kan., (Aug. 5, 2020) – Farm Journal today announced U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Aurelia Skipwith is confirmed to participate in its groundbreaking Farm Journal Field Days™ event, set for Aug. 25-27.


“We are so grateful Director Skipwith has elected to participate in Farm Journal Field Days,” said Amy Skoczlas Cole, Executive Vice President, Trust In FoodTM, a Farm Journal initiative. “Her participation illustrates the importance of voluntary collaboration among federal agencies and farmers to ensure the future of agriculture includes healthy working lands and wildlife habitat as well as a diverse and inclusive conservation ag workforce.”


Director Skipwith will deliver opening remarks and participate in a panel discussion titled, “Scaling Diversity and Inclusion Across U.S. Agriculture,” available via on-demand video in the Farming For Today + Tomorrow Pavilion at Farm Journal Field Days. She will share the agency’s perspective on the importance of close collaboration with farmers and ranchers, many of whom operate adjacent to the hundreds of millions of acres under FWS management, including the National Wildlife Refuge System. Director Skipwith also will share how the agency’s rich history, diverse workforce and strategic partnerships are creating a more resilient future for conservation agriculture and conservationists of all backgrounds, including Black, Latinx and Native American communities.


Joining Director Skipwith on the panel will be:

  • Shannon Kellner, AVP Food Animal Business Team, Merck
  • Dr. Antomia Farrell, National President, Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences
  • Zach Ducheneaux, Executive Director, Intertribal Agriculture Council


Register for Farm Journal Field Days at FarmJournalFieldDays.com.


About Farm Journal

Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 144 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business; and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.



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