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EVENT AGENDA 4th Annual Utah International Mountain Forum Essay Contest, ‘International Year of Family Farming

March 28, 2014

The Orem Public Library,

Orem, UT

4pm - Opening Remarks • •

By Joseph B. McCain III, President of the Utah International Mountain Forum, a coalition of student clubs at Utah Valley University Greetings from Dr. Rusty Butler, Associate Vice-President, International Affairs and Diplomacy, Utah Valley University, Coordinator of the Mountain Partnership activities at UVU; Ambassador Talaibek Kydyrov, Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations; and Mr. Richard Blunt, Mayor of Orem, Utah, a member of the Mountain Partnership

4:15pm – High School Papers Presentations 1) Savanna Martinson ~Salem Hills High School • Family Farming Vs. Industrial Farming 2) Alley Meredith ~Salem Hills High School • The Border Cattle Industry 3) Swasey Bliss ~Salem Hills High School • Family Vs. Industrial Farming 4) Gus Keetch ~Salem Hills High School • Traditional Vaquero Stockmanship Vs. Modern Handling Techniques 5) Jenny Breedlove ~Salem Hills High School • We’re the American Farmer and We’re Here to Stay 6) Tiffany Anderson ~Salem Hills High School • The New Predator 7) Rylee Beckstead ~Salem Hills High School 8) Samantha Hawkins ~Copper Hills High School • Would Integrating the Terrace Method Be Beneficial to Utah Farming? 9) Sakia Brost ~Salem Hills High School • Family Farming 10) Wyatt Davis ~Salem Hills High School • First Year Farmer 11) Maranda Fisher ~Copper Hills High School • No Food 12) Melody Hatcher ~Salem Hills High School • Growing Population 13) Brayten Torsak ~Provo High School • Urban Farming

5:45pm- Q&A 6:15pm- Break for Food and Deliberations 6:45pm- Resume event for presentation of awards Awards presented by Organizing Committee Chair, Dr. Keith Snedegar

7pm- Event End

Host Organization: Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF), ***

Organizing Committee:

Joseph B. McCain III Co-Chair Organizing Committee President, UIMF E-mail:;

Keith Snedegar Co-Chair Organizing Committee Professor, History and Political Science Dep. E-mail:;

Eliot Wilcox Division Manager, Orem Public Library E-mail:

Robin Bucaria Teacher, Salem Hills High School, E-mail:;

Christopher Wiltsie President, Sustainable Mountain Development Club E -mail:;

Matt Rands Vice President, Sustainable Mountain Development Club E-mail:;

Jesler Molina President, Model United Nations, E-mail:;

Sam Siebach Member, UIMF, E-mail:;

Baktybek Abdrisaev Advisor, UIMF Lecturer History and Political Science Dep. E-mail:;

Kiersten Dumas Member, UIMF E-mail:; *** Sponsors:

14 04 05 the final agenda & organizing committee  
14 04 05 the final agenda & organizing committee