Too Great a Thing to Leave Undone: Defense of Agriculture

Tuesday November 5, 2019
9:30 am - 3:15 pm
Colorado State University C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute
Fort Collins, CO 80523

On November 5, 2019, the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense will convene a meeting, Too Great a Thing to Leave Undone: Defense of Agriculture, to inform its continuing assessment of the biological threat, specific vulnerabilities, and overwhelming consequences to agricultural producers. Topics to be discussed at this meeting include:

  • The catastrophic risks to all components of agriculture;
  • Land grant university contributions to national security;
  • Public-private partnerships for agrodefense; and
  • Challenges to agricultural surveillance, detection, response, and recovery across all levels of government and throughout the private sector.


Speakers will share their perspectives, experiences, challenges, and recommended solutions with regard to agrodefense, and talk about public and private sector responsibilities to protect U.S. agriculture.

RSVP by October 29. Registration is required and attendance is free.   This event will also be webcast (registration for webcast is encouraged).  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  WEBCAST WILL GO LIVE just before 9:30 a.m. on November 5.