Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series

The Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series aims to provide science-based education about the global food system. The series allows university students, faculty, staff and Kansas citizens to interact with U.S. and international food industry leaders. Kansas State University and Gardiner Angus Ranch initiated the lecture in 2015. The lectures are held at McCain Auditorium on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, Kansas. They are free and open to the public.

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2023 featured speaker Gregg Doud — The Future of Agricultural Trade, Geopolitics, and Food

Gregg Doud

Gregg Doud, vice president of global situational awareness and chief economist at Aimpoint Research, as well as incoming CEO and president of the National Milk Producers Federation, will be the featured speaker for the 2023 Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems lecture on October 9 at 7 p.m.

Doud is a K-State alumnus that brings an unparalleled global perspective and economic expertise to the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series. He received a B.S. in agriculture with an emphasis in animal science, as well as an M.S. in agricultural economics from Kansas State University.

Prior to joining Aimpoint Research, Gregg served in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as chief agricultural negotiator with the rank of U.S. Ambassador. He was one of the primary architects of the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade agreement. Gregg previously served as president of the Commodity Markets Council, the leading trade association for commodity futures exchanges
and industry counterparts, addressing global market and risk management. As a senior staff member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Doud helped craft the 2012 Senate Farm Bill working on international trade, food aid, livestock, and oversight of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Doud served as chief economist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for eight years and is a former market analyst for the U.S. Wheat Associates. Raised on a dryland wheat, grain sorghum, soybean, swine, and cow-calf operation near Mankato in north-central Kansas, Doud is a partner in a Kansas commercial cow-calf operation and currently resides with his family on their horse farm in Lothian, Maryland.

Past lectures:

  • Beth Ford, president and CEO of Land O' Lakes, Inc.
  • Frank Mitloehner, professor and air quality extension specialist, University of California, Davis
  • Dennis Dimick, National Geographic magazine
  • Sara Menker, founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence
  • Jason Clay, Senior Vice President for Markets and Food at World Wildlife Fund
  • Jay Famiglietti is a hydrologist and professor of earth system science and of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California
  • Greg Page, Executive Chairman, Cargill
  • Robert Fraley, Monsanto Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
  • Steve Hunt, former CEO of U.S. Premium Beef
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