Information Possibly Outdated
The information presented on this page was originally released on January 27, 2017. It may not be outdated, but please search our site for more current information. If you plan to quote or reference this information in a publication, please check with the Extension specialist or author before proceeding.
USDA forum features MSU health specialist
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State University Extension Service health specialist David Buys will be a panelist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's largest annual meeting.
The USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum hosts more than 1,500 attendees each year. Buys, also a researcher with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, will be one of more than 100 speakers and moderators at the forum.
A session featuring Buys will focus on national security through agricultural production. He will discuss consumer issues and food choice behavior.
According to the USDA, the Agricultural Outlook Forum is a platform to facilitate conversation of important issues in agriculture. Government officials, policy makers, agricultural producers and academic representatives attend the conference.
This year’s theme is A New Horizon: The Future of Agriculture. The conference is in Arlington, Virginia on Feb. 23-24.
Buys chairs the chronic disease prevention and management action team with the Cooperative Extension Committee on Organization and Policy.
Visit https://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/index.htm for more information about the conference.