Field to Market June 2023 Plenary and General Assembly

06/06/2023 07:00 AM - 06/07/2023 02:00 PM CT


Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel
212 Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63108


Please join us for Field to Market's Summer Plenary and General Assembly Meeting, which will be held in-person on June 6 and 7, 2023, in St. Louis, Missouri. A more detailed meeting agenda will be shared when available.


Each year, Field to Market's June Meeting provides members of the Alliance with an opportunity to convene as a General Assembly, make connections, and collaborate with members within each sector and across our membership. 

(all times in CDT) 

Monday, June 5         

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.          Welcome Reception       

Tuesday, June 6          

7:30 a.m.                             Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.          Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.          New Member & Guest Orientation

    (Breakfast Available) 

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.        General Session

  • Welcome

  • Regenerative Agriculture Panel
    For the past several years, more organizations have been choosing the term regenerative to describe their desired farming system for a nature-positive future. Does this linguistic transition reflect a substantive difference from “sustainable” or “climate-smart” agriculture? In this session, panelists representing different links in the commodity crop supply chain will share their perspectives and how Field to Market  provides a common framework to credibly measure and support progress toward regenerative agriculture goals. 

    • Moderated by: Sally Shaver, Contractor, National Corn Growers Association 
    • Michelle French, Director of Global Sustainability Programs, ADM
    • Margaret Henry, Senior Director of Sustainable Agriculture Strategy & External Engagement, PepsiCo
    • Jean Brokish, Midwest Deputy Director, American Farmland Trust
    • Dr. Chad Brewer, Protocol Agronomist, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.      Concurrent Committee Meetings

  • Education & Outreach

  • Innovative Finance

  • Metrics

  • Standards

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.      General Session: Soil Carbon Panel

This panel will discuss efforts to collaborate on the development and use of an appropriate multi-model ensemble (MME) approach to modeling soil carbon, led by the Conservation Technology Innovation Center (CTIC) and Field to Market, and will include representation from across the rapidly expanding climate-smart agriculture community.

  • Moderated by: Paul Hishmeh, Vice President of Science and Technology, Field to Market
  • Dave Gustafson, Project Director, CTIC 
  • Ellen Herbert, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Ducks Unlimited
  • Ross Bricklemyer, Ph.D., Ecosystems Services Technology Strategy Lead: Modeling, Bayer Science Fellow
  • Jeff Lail, Senior Data Analyst, Digital Ag Solutions, Syngenta

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.        Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.          Cross-Sector Dialogue: Building Inclusive Sustainability Projects: The Need for Deep Collaboration

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.          General Session: Spotlight Honoree Announcement

5:45 p.m.                             Reception

                  (Venue TBD) 

Wednesday, June 7          

7:30 a.m.                             Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.          Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.          Concurrent Sector Meetings

  • Agribusiness

  • Affiliate

  • Brands & Retail

  • Civil Society 

  • Grower

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.        Break

Sponsored by the Rice Stewardship Partnership

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.      General Assembly Business Meeting

  • Progress on Field to Market's Goals

  • Standing Committee Presentations

  • Committee Appointment Announcement

  • Updates on Field to Market's Programs

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.          Closing General Session: Exploring the Path to Sustainable Feed

There are two pathways to reduce the environmental footprint of animal food - attention to crops produced for feed and focusing on ration development. In the last year, regenerative agriculture, circularity, innovation, and responsible sourcing have been proposed as the four solution areas for the basis of sustainable feed. This session will explore the opportunities both pathways present within the context of identified solutions and open the door to the role of Field to Market as an important collaborator in the discussion.

  • Moderated by: Lara Moody, P.E., Executive Director, Institute for Feed Education & Research
  • Sally Flis, Ph.D., Director of Sustainability Program Management & Outcome Design, Nutrien Ag Solutions
  • Samantha Bild, National Sales Director, Animal Nutrition, CHS Inc.
  • Heather Tucker, Ph.D., Manager of Global Ruminant Technology, Novus

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.          Field to Market All-Partners PCSC Meeting (Invite Only) 


Will there be a virtual participation option at this year's Plenary and General Assembly?
Please note, we are only planning for in-person components to this year's Plenary and General Assembly meetings. Should circumstances change we will update our plans accordingly.


Is there a discounted hotel room block for the Plenary?
Yes, there are rooms at the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel available at a group rate of $199 plus taxes. Reservations can be made online HERE. Reservations can also be made by phone at 1-800-Sonesta (766-3782). Please provide the Group Name or unique Group ID (G06052023KAN) when calling to make room reservations. Please note, rooms are limited, so please book early. Rooms must be reserved by Monday, May 22, at 5 p.m. Central to receive the room block rate.


Are there sponsorship opportunities available?
Yes, please contact Katrina Stacey at for more information on remaining sponsorships available.


Where can I find pre-read materials for the Plenary and General Assembly?
All pre-reads will be sent out to members via email. They will also be found in the Member Portal under the Governance Tab.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Katrina Stacey at or 202-230-3861.