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2003 ASU Agribusiness Conference

2003 ASU Agriculture-Business Conference

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Presented and Sponsored by:

  • Arkansas State University College of Agriculture
  • Mid-South Bank
  • AgHeritage Farm Credit Services
  • Farm Credit Mid-South
  • Arkansas Farm Bureau
  • Riceland Foods
  • USA Rice Federation
  • Judd Hill Foundation

Registration: Fowler Center Lobby

General Session I: Fowler Center Riceland Hall
Dr. Bert Greenwalt, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Arkansas State University

Government Farm Policy Outlook
Dr. Daryll Ray
Professor and Extension Agricultural Economist, University of Tennessee
Director of the University of Tennessee Agricultural Policy Analysis Center

Dr. Luther Tweeten
Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, Ohio State University
Papers by Dr. Tweeten: Farm Commodity Programs
The Economics of Global Food Security

Break and Refreshments: Fowler Center Grand Hall

General Session II: Fowler Center Riceland Hall

Can Collective Bargaining Work for Farmers?
Dr. Richard Levins
Professor and Extension Economist, University of Minnesota
Read Dr. Levin's paper Negotiation, Supply Management, and Farm Income

Rethinking Rural Policy vs. Agricultural Policy
Dr. Mark Drabenstott
Vice President and Director, Center for the Study of Rural America,
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Click here to view Main Streets of Tomorrow Powerpoint presentation

Panel Discussion
All General Session Speakers
Moderated by Dr. Bert Greenwalt and Dr. David Schweikhardt

Lunch: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Arena Mezzanine

Dr. Calvin Shumway, Interim Dean, College of Agriculture
Dr. J. Leslie Wyatt, President, Arkansas State University

Luncheon Address: Megaforces of Agriculture
Dr. David Kohl, Professor of Agricultural Finance and Entrepreneurship, Virginia Tech University
Dr. Kohl's Soybean Digest report on the ASU Agriculture Business Conference

Concurrent Sessions: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Lower Level


Rice Market Outlook
and Industry Issues

Dr. Christopher Deren
UA Rice Research & Ext. Center

Mr. Danny Kennedy
Mr. Richard Bell
Riceland Foods, Inc.

Room A

Cotton Market Outlook and Industry Issues

Mr. William B. Dunavant, Jr.
Dunavant Enterprises, Inc.

Dr Gary Adams
National Cotton Council

Room B

Livestock Market Outlook and Industry Issues

Dr. John Anderson
Mississippi State University



Agricultural Finance Issues

Dr. David Kohl
Virginia Tech University