2007 ASU Agribusiness Conference
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Presented and Sponsored by:
- Arkansas State University College of Agriculture
- Judd Hill Foundation
- Arkansas Farm BureauCraighead Co. FB & Poinsett Co. FB
- AgHeritage Farm Credit Services
- Busch Agricultural Resources
- Capital Agricultural Property Services, Inc.
- Farm Credit Midsouth
- Firstgrain, Inc.
- Greenway Equipment, Inc.
- Liberty Bank of Arkansas
- 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
A Primer on the Technology of Biofuel Production
Mr. Sam Dortch, Manager of Research and Development, FutureFuel Chemical Company
The Use of Plant Genomics to Engineer Dedicated Energy Crops
Mr. Spencer Swayze, Manager for Business Development, Ceres, Inc.
The Potential Impact of Regional Biofuel Production
Mr. Cal McCastlain, Attorney at Law, Pender & McCastlain; General Council, Patriot Biofuels
Break and Refreshments: Fowler Center, Grand Hall
General Session II: Fowler Center, Riceland Hall
The 2006 Election's Impact on Agricultural, Trade, and Energy Policy
Mr. James R. Wiesemeyer, Vice President, Informa Economics
Mr. Richard E. Bell, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture, and General Session Speakers
Lunch: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Arena Mezzanine
Dr. Gregory Phillips, Dean, Arkansas State University College of Agriculture
Dr. Robert L. Potts, Chancellor, Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Dr. J.B. Penn, Chief Economist, Deere & Company, Text of Speech Given at Conference
Concurrent Sessions: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Lower Level
Supply Chain Management: Implications for the Rice Industry
Dr. Eric Wailes
University of Arkansas
Hames Room A-B
Cotton Market Outlook and Industry Issues
Cotton Market Outlook presentation
Dr. John R.C. Robinson
Texas A&M University
Hames Room C
Livestock Market Outlook and Industry Issues
Update on Selected Livestock Industry Issues
Mr. Travis Justice
Arkansas Farm Bureau
The Impact of Energy Prices and Transportation Demand on U.S. Grain Markets (Or, Why is the Basis so Wide?)
Mr. Tim Gallagher
Executive Vice President
Bunge North America, Inc.
Hames Room A-B
The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, The History and Legacy of the STFU
Dr. Ruth Hawkins
Arkansas State University