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A-State Presents Economist and Consultant at Agribusiness Conference Wednesday

02/07/2014

JONESBORO – Persons interested in attending the 20th annual Agribusiness Conference at Arkansas State University on Wednesday, Feb. 12, still have time to register for the event, which begins at Fowler Center.

Of interest to many farmers, ranchers, agriculture professionals and students will be Dr. David Kohl, an agricultural economist and consultant who will address the impact of global trends on agribusiness and how to prepare the next generation for transition into a family farm business.

Kohl is a professor emeritus from Virginia Tech University who has also worked with the Royal Bank of Canada and assisted in launching the successful entrepreneurship program at Cornell University.

“We are extremely happy to have Dr. Kohl address this year’s conference, said Dr. Bert Greenwalt, A-State professor of agricultural economics and conference organizer. “His knowledge of the industry, coupled with his 30+-year career in conducting agriculture seminars and workshops made him an obvious fit for the A-State conference.”

Greenwalt said Kohl is a two-time recipient of the American Agricultural Economics Association’s Outstanding Teaching Award. He has conducted more than 6,000 workshops/seminars to groups including bankers, members of Farm Credit Services, employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Agency, producers and other agribusiness groups.

Additionally, he is president of AgriVisions, LLC, a knowledge-based consulting business that provides programs to agricultural organizations around the world, he and writes the weekly column “Ag Globe Trotter” for Farm Credit (http://www.agcountry.com/en/Tools/Ag-Globe-Trotter.aspx).

Continuing education credits are available according to guidelines set by the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy, the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, the Arkansas Certified Crop Advisors and Arkansas Crop Consultants, and the Arkansas Department of Education.

Admission to the conference and luncheon is free, but pre-registration is encouraged. Detailed conference information and on-line registration is available at http://www.astate.edu/college/agriculture-and-technology/outreach-programs/agribusiness-conference-archives/2014-asu-agribusiness-conference/index.dot. For telephone registration, contact the College of Agriculture & Technology, 870.972.2085, or email pjohnson@astate.edu.

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David Kohl
Dr. David Kohl