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2011 ASU Agribusiness Conference

2011 ASU Agribusiness Conference

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Registration: Fowler Center, Lobby, Driving Directions

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

Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy:
Implications for Arkansas and Agriculture
Dr. Michael Pakko, Chief Economist and State Economic Forecaster,
UALR Institute for Economic Advancement

Turbulence Ahead:
Why Farm Commodity Market Volatility is Likely to Continue
Dr. Patrick Westhoff, Co-Director, FAPRI - University of Missouri

Break and Refreshments: Fowler Center, Grand Hall

10:20 General Session II: Fowler Center, Riceland Hall
Key Market and Trade Issues for the Rice Industry
Ms. Betsy Ward, President and CEO, USA Rice Federation

The Politics of Farm Policy and Outlook for 2012 Farm Bill

Mr. Reece Langley, Vice President of Government Affairs, USA Rice Federation

Agriculture in a Turbulent Economy:
The Credit Crisis and Outlook for Recovery
Dr. David Schweikhardt, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University

Panel Discussion
General Session Speakers

Lunch: Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Arena Mezzanine

Dr. Greg Phillips, Dean
Arkansas State University College of Agriculture & Technology
Dr. Dan Howard, Interim Chancellor
Arkansas State University–Jonesboro

Luncheon Address:
Mr. William Gillon, President and CEO, The Cotton Board

Concurrent Sessions:

Convocation Center, Red Entrance, Lower Level Meeting Rooms


Commodity Market Issues and Outlook
Mr. Carl Brothers
Riceland Foods, Inc.

Mr. Jim Daven
Commercial Grain, Inc.

Conference Presentation

Hames Room A-B

Livestock and Feed Market Trends and Issues

Dr. John Michael Riley
Mississippi State University

Livestock Presentation

ASU Delta Heritage Initiative:
Dyess Colony Restoration Project

Conference Presentation
Dr. Ruth Hawkins, Arkansas State University

Ms. Beth Wiedower, National Trust for Historic Preservation