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2014 ASU Agribusiness Conference Program

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014


7:45   Registration:  Fowler Center, Lobby, Driving Directions
8:20   General Session I:  Fowler Center, Riceland Hall
Dr. Bert Greenwalt, Professor of Agricultural Economics
Director of the ASU Agribusiness Conference
8:30   Global Agriculture: Trends and Issues
Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics
Virginia Tech University
9:15   Global Agricultural Markets: Another New Era?
Dr. J.B. Penn, Chief Economist
Deere & Company
9:45   Break and Refreshments:  Fowler Center, Grand Hall
10:00   General Session II:  Fowler Center, Riceland Hall
Farm Business Transition Planning - Preparing the Next Generation
Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics,
Virginia Tech University
Farm Business Transition Planning Presentation
Global Agriculture: Trends & Issues Presentation
10:45   Lessons from the 2013 Farm Bill Debate
Ms. Dana Brooks
Director of US and Canada Government Relations, Elanco
Dr. David Schweikhardt,
Professor of Agricultural Economics
Michigan State University
11:30   Panel Discussion 
    General Session Speakers               
12:00   Lunch:  Convocation CenterDriving Directions
Red Entrance, Arena Mezzanine
  Dr. Timothy N. Burcham,  Dean
  Arkansas State University College of Agriculture & Technology
  Dr. Tim Hudson, Chancellor
  Arkansas State University
Luncheon Address:
  Dr. Bert Greenwalt and Ms. Dana Brooks
Concurrent Sessions: 
Convocation Center 
Red Entrance, Lower Level Meeting Rooms
1:30 Auditorium  
  Report from the Arkansas Agriculture Department  
Mr. Butch Calhoun, Secretary, Arkansas Agriculture Department

2:00 Commodity Markets & Farm Management 2:00 Poultry Market Trends and Issues
  Mr. Carl Brothers
Riceland Foods, Inc.
  Dr. Ed Fryar
Ozark Mountain Poultry
      Mr. Jeff Johnson
Allenberg Cotton Company
     Dr. Donald Kennedy
Arkansas State University
Mr. Billy Herrington
Price Risk Management Group
Dr. Ed Fryer
Ozark Mountain Poultry
2:30 ASU Bioenergy Research
Dr. Elizabeth Hood
Dr. Steve Green
Dr. Kevin Humphrey
4:00 Adjourn   4:00 Adjourn