Keynote Speakers

Alexis Taylor

Keynote address: Tuesday January 29 at 12:15 pm.
Currently serving as the director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Alexis oversaw the  USDA Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services from 2014 to 2016 and led the  USDA’s Women in Ag Initiative. More about Alexis . . . 

Kelsey Ducheneaux

Keynote address: Wednesday January 30 at 12:15 pm.
Kelsey Ducheneaux is a 4th generation rancher on her family’s ranch, located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. She also works with her family’s 501c3 non-profit, Project H3LP!, to give back to her community.  More about Kelsey . . .

Barbara Rater

Keynote address: Thursday January 31 at 12:15 pm.

Photo of Barbara RaterBarbara Rater serves as the Director of the Census and Survey Division. She has led both national and international initiatives related to the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of agricultural statistics. During her tenure Chief of NASS’s Survey Administration Branch, she served as the central point of contact for policy and programs related to data collection and guided the agency’s strategic initiatives. More about Barbara . . .