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A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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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

Registration: Fowler Center, Lobby

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

Break and Refreshments: Fowler Center, Grand Hall

General Session II: Fowler Center, Riceland Hall

The 2008 Farm Bill: Implementation and Impact

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

Panel Discussion

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

Lunch: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Arena Mezzanine

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

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


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

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


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