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A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. 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.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday morning.
  • 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.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • 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 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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2009 ASU Agribusiness Conference

2009 ASU Agribusiness Conference

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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, Feed and Fertilizer Markets: Drivers and Relationships
Mr. William W. Biedermann, Senior Vice President, Allendale, Inc.
Mr. Tobias Hlavinka, Fertilizer Manager-Southern Business Unit, Helena Chemical Company
Presentation

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

10:30 General Session II: Fowler Center, Riceland Hall
Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy: Implications for Agriculture
Dr. Robert Rasche, Senior Vice President and Director of Research,
The Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis
Presentation

11:10
Panel Discussion with General Session Speakers

12:00
Lunch: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Arena Mezzanine
Welcome:
Dr. Greg Phillips, Dean
Arkansas State University College of Agriculture and Technology
Dr. Robert Potts, Chancellor, Arkansas State University - Jonesboro

Luncheon Address: What if this is Normal?
Mr. John Phipps, Farmer;
Farm Journal Columnist; and Host of the U.S. Farm Report

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

Auditorium

Rice Outlook & Grain Market Basis Trends

Mr. Carl Brothers
Riceland Foods, Inc.
Presentation

Mr. Douglas McNeely
Bunge North America
Presentation

Hames Room A-B

Livestock Industry Issues

Mr. Travis Justus
Arkansas Farm Bureau
Presentation

Dr. Donald W. “Bud” Kennedy
Arkansas State University

2:45

Auditorium

Implementation of the 2008 Farm Bill

Mr. Mike Cone
Lyons, Emerson, & Cone

Hames Room A-B

Arkansas Agritourism Initiative

Mr. Joe Foster
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

Mr. Harrison Pittman
National Agricultural Law Center

Ms. Stacey McCullough
UA Extension Service

3:30
Adjourn