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2014 ASU Agribusiness Conference Program


    Wednesday, February 11, 2015    

7:45   Registration and Refreshments:  Fowler Center, Lobby, Driving Directions
8:20   General Session I:  Fowler Center, Riceland Hall
Dr. Bert Greenwalt, Professor of Agricultural Economics
Director of the A-State Agribusiness Conference
8:35   Animal Agriculture Trends and the Impact on Arkansas Feed Grain and Oilseed Markets
Dr. Ed Fryar, CEO, Ozark Mountain Poultry
9:05   Succession Planning for Agribusiness Owners
Mr. Kevin Spafford, Certified Financial Planner TM  and founder of Legacy by Design, LLC
9:45   Break and Refreshments:  Fowler Center, Grand Hall
10:00   General Session II:  Fowler Center, Riceland Hall
Outlook for the Agricultural Economy
Dr. Robert Johansson, Acting Chief Economist
United States Department of Agriculture
10:45   Demographic and Cultural Shifts: Does Agriculture Still Carry Political Punch?
Ms. Sara Wyant, Editor and Publisher, Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.
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. Bert Greenwalt, Professor of Agricultural Economics
  Dr. Timothy N. Burcham,  Dean
  Arkansas State University College of Agriculture & Technology
  Dr. Tim Hudson, Chancellor
  Arkansas State University
Program: AState Heritage Sites: History, Agriculture and Economic Development
  Dr. Ruth Hawkins, Executive Director, Arkansas State University Heritage Sites
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions: 
Convocation Center 
Red Entrance, Lower Level Meeting Rooms
Auditorium Hames A-B
1:30 Commodity Markets & Farm Management 1:30 Poultry Market Trends and Issues
  Mr. Carl Brothers
Riceland Foods, Inc.
  Dr. H.L. Goodwin, Jr.
University of Arkansas
Ms. Jody Lefcourt
Bunge North America
Mr. Adam McClung
Arkansas Cattlemen's Association
Mr. Jeff Johnson
Allenberg Cotton Company
Dr. Donald Kennedy
Arkansas State University
Dr. Bert Greenwalt
Arkansas State University
2:45  Succession Planning Tools & Techniques
Mr. Kevin Spafford
Legacy by Design, LLC
3:00 Adjourn   4:00 Adjourn