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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:
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 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 Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

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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2008 ASU Agribusiness Conference

2008 ASU Agribusiness Conference

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Presented and Sponsored by:

  • Arkansas State University College of Agriculture
  • Judd Hill Foundation
  • AgHeritage Farm Credit Services
  • Arkansas Farm Bureau
  • Bunge North America
  • Busch Agricultural Resources
  • Capital Agricultural Property Services, Inc.
  • Farm Credit Mid-South
  • Greenway Equipment, Inc.
  • Helena Chemical Company
  • 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

Commodity and Biofuel Markets: Situation and Outlook
Mr. Richard Brock, Brock Associates
Mr. Carl Brothers, Riceland Foods Rice Market Discussion

10:00
Break and Refreshments: Fowler Center, Grand Hall

10:30
General Session II: Fowler Center, Riceland Hall

The 2008 Farm Bill: Implementation and Impact

Mr. William C. Bridgforth, Ramsay, Bridgforth, Harrelson & Starling, LLP

11:10
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. Greg Phillips, Dean, Arkansas State University College of Agriculture
Dr. J. Leslie Wyatt, President, Arkansas State University

Luncheon Address: Can Rural Regions Compete in the Global Economy?

Dr. Mark Drabenstott, Director, Rural Policy Research Institute - Center for Regional Competitiveness

1:40
Concurrent Sessions: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Lower Level Meeting Rooms

Auditorium

Helping Rural Regions Compete: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Mr. Alan McVey
ASU Delta Center for Econ Dev.

A 21st Century Strategy for the Delta

Dr. Mark Drabbenstott

RUPRI - Center for Regional Competitiveness

Hames Room A-B

Managing Risk and Protecting Assets: How to use Insurance Tools

Casualty and Liability Insurance Issues

Mr. Thom Beasley
Farm Bureau Insurance

Workers' Compensation Insurance: Substitute or Complement to Liability Insurance?

Mr. Terry Duke
Ag Compensation - Self Insurer Fund

Hames Room C

Livestock Market Outlook and Industry Issues

2008 Beef Cattle Situation and Outlook

Dr. Rob Hogan
Texas A&M University

2:45
Concurrent Sessions: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Lower Level Meeting Rooms

Auditorium 

A Primer on Carbon Credit Markets: Potential for Arkansas Producers

Dr. Gauri-Shankar Guha
ASU College of Business

Hames Room A-B

Arkansas Farmers' Markets: Status and Future Potential

Dr. Kim Pittcock
ASU College of Agriculture

Mr. Bob Young
USDA-NRCS, East Arkansas RC&D

3:30
Adjourn