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2017 Georgia Ag Forecast Keynote Speakers

Brent Credille

Dr. Brent Credille, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM

Assistant professor, Food Animal Health and Management Program, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine 

Credille completed his veterinary training at UGA, an internship in livestock medicine and surgery at Colorado State University, and large animal internal medicine residency and doctorate in physiology/pharmacology at UGA. His research is focused on molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in important cattle pathogens and judicious antimicrobial use strategies.

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Bob Redding

President of The Redding Firm, a legislative consulting and advocacy firm in Washington, D.C.

A native of Edison, Georgia, Bob has spent his professional life in Washington, D.C.  He opened his firm in 1993 after working twelve years on Capitol Hill — six years as a Chief of Staff in the U.S. House of Representatives and six years as an Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate. He worked with Members of Congress serving on the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, the Senate Appropriations, Energy and Natural Resource, and Budget Committees, and the House Small Business Committee. Bob has served as national and state finance chair for a number of Members of the U.S. House and Senate.

Bob has received presidential appointments to Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Transportation. As a result of over thirty years of work, Bob is considered a leading authority on federal agricultural legislation. He has received numerous awards for his service to the industry. He serves as a consultant to the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and was part of the team who originated the framework of the CAES Congressional Agriculture Fellowship program. Bob has also spent over twenty years as a legislative and regulatory advocate of the independent automotive repair industry.  His knowledge in this field has resulted in being recognized on numerous occasions by the automotive aftermarket. His legislative work with authorization and appropriations committees also has enabled Bob to effectively advise educational institutions, urban and rural municipalities, and public and private partnerships.

Bob is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is married to the former Laura Fallin of Moultrie, Georgia, and they have three children. They reside in Alexandria, Virginia.

2017 Economic Outlook Speakers:

Agricultural and Applied Economics Assistant Professor
Benjamin Campbell
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics
Agricultural and Applied Economics Assistant Professor
Adam N Rabinowitz
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics
Agricultural and Applied Economics Assistant Professor
Levi A Russell
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics
Extension Economist for Cotton
W. Don Shurley
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics
Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development Director
Kent L. Wolfe
  • Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development (CAED)