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2006 ASU Agribusiness Conference

2006 ASU Agribusiness Conference

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Presented and Sponsored by:

  • Arkansas State University College of Agriculture
  • Judd Hill Foundation
  • Arkansas Farm Bureau
  • AgHeritage Farm Credit Services
  • Busch Agricultural Resources
  • Farm Credit Mid-South
  • Greenway Equipment Inc.
  • Liberty Bank
  • Riceland Foods Inc.
  • RiceTec, Inc.
  • USA Rice Federation

Registration: Fowler Center Lobby

General Session I: Fowler Center Riceland Hall
Dr. Bert Greenwalt, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Director of the ASU Agribusiness Conference

Farm and Agricultural Policy: Outlook for U.S. Farm Policy and the 2007 Farm Bill
Domestic View
Ms. Dana Brooks, Director of Congressional Relations,American Farm Bureau Federation

International View
Ms. Fran Freeman, Minister-Counselor, Agriculture and Resources, Commonwealth of Australia
Embassy of Australia

Break and Refreshments: Fowler Center Grand Hall

General Session II, Fowler Center Riceland Hall
A New Framework for U.S. Farm Programs
Mr. Kenneth Cook, President, Environmental Working Group

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

Lunch: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Arena Mezzanine

Dr. Gregory Phillips, Dean, College of Agriculture
Dr. J. Leslie Wyatt, President, Arkansas State University

Luncheon Address: Structure and Mission of Arkansas' Department of Agriculture
Mr. Richard E. Bell, Secretary of Agriculture, State of Arkansas

Concurrent Sessions I: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Lower Level


Rice Market Outlook and Industry Issues

Mr. Bill Reed
Riceland Foods 

Mr. Milo Hamilton
Firstgrain, Inc.
What are the Risk Prospects for the Rice Price Ahead?

Room A-B 

Cotton Market Outlook and Industry Issues

Mr. Mike Stevens
Swiss Financial Services 
Conference Presentation 

Room C

Livestock Market Outlook and Industry Issues

Dr. Rob Hogan
U of A Extension Service 

Ark. Bioscience Inst.

Arkansas Agricultural Roundtable (members only)

Dr. Greg Phillips

Dr. Carole Cramer

Concurrent Sessions II: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Lower Level


Precision Agricultural Technology

Dr. William H. Baker
Arkansas State University

Panel of Precision Ag Specialists:
Mr. Clint Jayroe
Ms. Courtney Wall

Room A-B

2006 Crop Costs and Returns

Mr. H. Scott Stiles
U of A Extension Service

Panel of U of A Extension Agronomists:

Dr. Jason Kelley - wheat & feed grain
Dr. Bill Robertson - cotton
Dr. Chris Tingle - soybeans
Dr. Chuck Wilson - rice