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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.
  • The Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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2013 ASU Agribusiness Conference Program

2013 ASU Agribusiness Conference

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    

8:00   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   Trends and Issues in Agricultural Technology
Mr. Jerry Roell, Director
John Deere FarmSight and John Deere WorkSight
               
9:10   Implementation of the 2013 Farm Bill
and its Impact on Mid-South Agriculture
Dr. Joe Outlaw
Professor of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
9:50   Break and Refreshments:  Fowler Center, Grand Hall
                         
10:10   General Session II:  Fowler Center, Riceland Hall
U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy
Dr. James Bullard, President
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
                   
10:45   Lessons from the 2013 Farm Bill Debate
Dr. David Schweikhardt
Professor of Agricultural Economics
Michigan State University        
11:30   Panel Discussion
    General Session Speakers               
12:00   Lunch:  Convocation Center (Driving Directions)
Red Entrance, Arena Mezzanine
 
Welcome:
  Dr. Donald Kennedy, Interim Dean
  Arkansas State University College of Agriculture & Technology
   
  Dr. Tim Hudson, Chancellor
  Arkansas State University–Jonesboro
   
  Dr. Chuck Welch, President
  Arkansas State University
   
Luncheon Address:
  Mr. Bart Chilton
  Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Concurrent Sessions:
Convocation Center
Red Entrance, Lower Level Meeting Rooms
       
1:30 Auditorium 1:30 Hames Room A-B
       
      Price Risk Management Issues:
 Industry View
     Livestock Markets:
Issues  and Outlook

Mr. Thomas Erickson
Bunge North America

 Mr. Adam McClung
Arkansas Cattlemen's Association

Mr. Carl Brothers
Riceland Foods, Inc.
Presentation
Dr. Donald Kennedy
Arkansas State University
Mr. Bart Chilton
CFTC
  


2:45

 

Rice & Cotton Markets: Issues and Outlooks 

2:15  
Local Food Systems and Direct Marketing:
The Market Maker Program
Mr. Carl Brothers
Riceland Foods, Inc.
 
Dr. Ronald Rainey
University of Arkansas
     
Mr. Jeff Johnson
Allenberg Cotton Co.
Dr. Kim Pittcock
Arkansas State University
3:45 Adjourn   3:00 Adjourn