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EPA Booth Planned for NAFB Trade Talk Event

Release Date: 11/06/2006
Contact Information: Kris Lancaster, (913) 551-7557, lancaster.kris@epa.gov



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(Kansas City, Kan., Nov. 6, 2006) -- EPA officials will attend the National Association of Farm Broadcasters annual Trade Talk event in Kansas City Thursday, Nov. 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Attendees will be available for interviews at their designated times in Booth 70.


Who:EPA officials from Washington, D.C., and Kansas City, Kan.

What:National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention

Where:Booth 70, Grand Ballroom, Westin Crown Center,
1 Pershing Road, Kansas City, Mo.


When:7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. See attendees and time schedules on the following page.


7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Jon Scholl, counselor to the EPA administrator for agricultural policy, Washington, D.C.
Topics: National perspectives regarding EPA’s work on various agricultural topics including air/water issues, CAFO rule, agriculture environmental management systems and renewable fuel standard.

John B. Askew, Region 7 administrator, Kansas City, Kan.
Topics: Region 7 agricultural and environmental updates on air/water issues, renewable fuels, ethanol and biodiesel, and partnerships with agriculture stakeholders.

Karen Flournoy, associate regional administrator for Agriculture and Environmental Priorities, Kansas City, Kan.
Topics: Region 7 agriculture partnerships on air/water issues, such as watershed improvement grants, and air quality initiatives, such as the Blue Skyways Collaborative. This collaborative includes organizations such as the Kansas Soybean Association, John Deere and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

10:30 a.m. – Noon

William (Art) Spratlin, division director, Water, Wetlands and Pesticides, Kansas City, Kan.
Topics: Nutrient standards, pesticides, water quality trading, water quality standards, and total maximum daily loads.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Kris Lancaster, public affairs specialist, Region 7, Kansas City, Kan.
Topics: Region 7 agriculture team efforts to provide EPA employees a better understanding of the connections between agriculture and the environment.

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