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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.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • 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.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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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