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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
  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.
Dr. Donald Kennedy
Arkansas State University
Mr. Bart Chilton



Rice & Cotton Markets: Issues and Outlooks 

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