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CEO of the National Pork Board to present at the Des Moines Ag Club (4.4.2017)

Des Moines, Iowa, April 4, 2017 – Guest speaker Bill Even, CEO of the National Pork Board, will provide his expert insight at the upcoming networking Ag Club luncheon, May 16 here. This event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Des Moines Embassy Club, The Ruan Center, 7th and Grand Avenue.

Even, an experienced agriculture industry executive and fourth-generation farmer who joined the National Pork Board as CEO in June of 2016, will present “Millennial, Mobile & Multicultural: Marketing Pork to the 3 M’s.”

Prior to his role with the National Pork Board, Even served as the global industry relations lead for DuPont Pioneer where he managed the global corporate engagement strategy focusing on collaborative stakeholder relationships in the areas of seed, biotechnology, biofuels, and farm policy. Even also served as commercial unit lead for DuPont Pioneer in South Dakota, North Dakota, and northwest Minnesota. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, with responsibility for six department divisions.

The National Pork Board is a checkoff designed to elevate U.S. pork as the global protein of choice by continuously and collaboratively working to do what’s right for people, pigs, and the planet. The Board is the catalyst that unites pork producers with key stakeholders focused on building a bright future for the pork industry through research, promotion, and education.

The Des Moines Ag Club networking luncheon, hosted by HighQuest Group, seeks to bring together local agribusiness professionals to discuss industry trends and strengthen business relationships. The cost of the networking luncheon is $55, and registration is open through the RSVP date of Friday, May 12.

For details on additional locations and speakers for the national Ag Club luncheons, visit www.highquestgroup.com/agclub or contact Susan Mellinger, Ag Club director, at +1.978.887.8800, x118 or agclub@highquestgroup.com. Suggestions for future luncheon speakers are welcome.

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About HighQuest Group

HighQuest Group, headquartered in Danvers, Mass., is a strategic advisory, conference, and media firm serving corporations, financial investors, and governments across the global food and agribusiness value chains. Founded in 2000, HighQuest has successfully completed over 300 strategic advisory engagements and hosts preeminent industry events including the Global AgInvesting series, AgTech Week, Organic & Non-GMO Forum, and the Women in Agribusiness Summit series. www.highquestgroup.com



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