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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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2007 ASU Agribusiness Conference

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

8:00
Registration: Fowler Center, Lobby

8:30
General Session I: Fowler Center, Riceland Hall

Dr. Bert Greenwalt, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Director of the ASU Agribusiness Conference

8:40
A Primer on the Technology of Biofuel Production

Mr. Sam Dortch, Manager of Research and Development, FutureFuel Chemical Company

9:10
The Use of Plant Genomics to Engineer Dedicated Energy Crops

Mr. Spencer Swayze, Manager for Business Development, Ceres, Inc.

9:40
The Potential Impact of Regional Biofuel Production

Mr. Cal McCastlain, Attorney at Law, Pender & McCastlain; General Council, Patriot Biofuels

10:10
Break and Refreshments: Fowler Center, Grand Hall

10:30
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

11:00
Panel Discussion

Mr. Richard E. Bell, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture, and General Session Speakers

12:00
Lunch: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Arena Mezzanine

Welcome

Dr. Gregory Phillips, Dean, Arkansas State University College of Agriculture

Dr. Robert L. Potts, Chancellor, Arkansas State University - Jonesboro

Luncheon Address:

Dr. J.B. Penn, Chief Economist, Deere & Company, Text of Speech Given at Conference

1:30
Concurrent Sessions: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Lower Level

Auditorium

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

2:15

Auditorium

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

3:30
Adjourn