Phil Karsting, U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service administrator, is scheduled to participate in an international trade symposium Feb. 10 at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.
The three-day annual expo runs through Feb. 12. Karsting is noted for his work on behalf of agricultural exports, multilateral trade agreements and trade promotion authority.
The symposium – Key Market Developments: The New Trade Partnerships’ TPP, TTIP and Cuba – is set for 1 p.m. in the Expo Seminar Center at the corner of Expo Lane and R Street near Gate 18. It is offered by the Fresno Center for International Trade Development, according to a news release.
The event will include a panel discussion. Joining Karsting are Mechel Paggi, director of the Center for Agricultural Business at California State University, Fresno; and Charles Barclay, former foreign service officer and deputy chief of mission of the U.S. interests section with the Department of State in Havana, Cuba.