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Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 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 be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight'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 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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2010 ASU Agribusiness Conference

2010 ASU Agribusiness Conference

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

8:00
Registration: Fowler Center, Lobby (Driving Directions)

8:30
General Session I: Fowler Center, Riceland Hall
Dr. Bert Greenwalt, Professor of Agricultural Economics
Director of the ASU Agribusiness Conference

8:40
Results from the 2007 Census of Agriculture
Ms. Becky Cross, Director, USDA-NASS Arkansas Field Office
Presentation

9:00
Commodity Markets and Risk Management
Dr. Michael Swanson, Vice President and Senior Economist
Wells Fargo AG Industries Group
Presentation

9:50
Break and Refreshments: Fowler Center, Grand Hall

10:20
General Session II: Fowler Center, Riceland Hall
Financial Markets and the Macro-economy:
Implications for Agriculture
Dr. Jason Henderson, Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive, The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Presentation

10:55
The Economics and Politics of Climate Change
Mr. Bruce Knight
Former USDA Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs
Presentation

11:30
Panel Discussion
General Session Speakers

12:00
Lunch: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Arena Mezzanine
Welcome: Dr. Greg Phillips, Dean
ASU College of Agriculture and Technology
Dr. Robert Potts, Chancellor
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro
Luncheon Address:
Agricultural Trends and Dynamics-Implications for the Delta
Mr. Greg Cole, President and CEO
AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, ACA

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

Auditorium

Rice, Cotton, Corn, and Soybean Markets

Mr. Carl Brothers
Riceland Foods, Inc.
Presentation

Dr. Gary Adams
National Cotton Council
Presentation

Mr. Scott Stiles
University of Arkansas
Presentation

Hames Room A-B

Livestock and Feed Market Trends and Issues

Dr. John Anderson
American Farm Bureau Federation
Presentation

Community Supported Agriculture, Online Farmers Markets, and other Local Food Institutions

Dr. Kim Pittcock
Arkansas State University
Mr. Jody Hardin ArkansasFood.net

Hardin Farms
Presentation

3:30
Adjourn