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2014 ASU Agribusiness Conference Focus

The 20th annual Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference will focus on global agriculture, farm policy, commodity market outlook, and biofuel research.

The morning general session features four speakers and a panel discussion.

David Kohl will discuss Global Agriculture Trends and the issues involved in Family Farm Transition Management.

John Deere's Chief Economist J.B. Penn will discuss Global Agricultural Markets: Another New Era?

Dana Brooks, Director of U.S. and Canada Government Relations for Elanco, and Michigan State University economist David Schweikhardt will discuss the politics and economics of the farm bill.

Bert Greenwalt and Dana Brooks will moderate the luncheon program.

The afternoon program features a report from  Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Butch Calhoun and three special interest sessions:

Ed Fryar, CEO Ozark Mountain Poultry, will discuss animal agriculture trends and issues.

Riceland Foods Senior Vice President Carl Brothers, Jeff Johnson of Allenberg Cotton Co. and Ed Fryer of Ozark Mountain Poultry will discuss commodity market trends and issues.

ASU College of Agriculture & Technology faculty members Steve Green, Kevin Humphrey, and Elizabeth Hood will discuss ASU’s bioenergy research program.