Arkansas State University’s 29th annual Agribusiness Conference is slated to be held Feb. 8. The conference will provide timely information on agriculture policy and education to farmers, agribusiness professionals, students and educators across the Mid-South.
Part of the conference will focus on the global economy, agricultural policy and the next farm bill, the U.S. macroeconomic situation, and agricultural commodity markets.
On-site registration will be day of at A-State’s Fowler Center. Lunch will be served in the First National Bank Arena. The morning general session features three speakers:
– Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company, will discuss global agricultural markets and their impact on U.S. agriculture.
– Joe Outlaw, co-director of the Texas A&M Agricultural and Food Policy Center, and Mary Kay Thatcher, senior lead for federal government relations for Syngenta, will discuss the economics and politics of agricultural policy and the next farm bill.
The noon luncheon features Christopher J. Waller, a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, who will discuss the U.S. economy and the Federal Reserve System.
Afternoon concurrent sessions cover the situation and outlook for rice, cotton, and animal protein markets.
The conference qualifies for continuing education credits according to the guidelines of the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy, Arkansas Certified Crop Advisors and Arkansas Agricultural Consultants, and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.