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Agribusiness Conference

2022 Agribusiness Conference

Wednesday, February 16, 2022


Click here to Register. Registration for the luncheon by February 4 is requested. Fowler Center will open at 7:30am on February 16 for walk-in registration.

The 28th annual Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference
will be held in person on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, with a portion available online.  The conference will focus on climate policy and agriculture, the outlook for agricultural and trade policy, and commodity markets.  The conference will end with the noon luncheon.  Guests who register to attend virtually will later receive instructions on how to participate.

General Sessions (available online)

The general session in the Fowler Center Riceland Hall begins at 8:25 a.m. and features three presentations:

  • Dean Mickey Latour will make announcements from the College of Agriculture.
  • Chelsie Keys, a senior professional staff member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, will discuss climate issues and their impact on agriculture and the next farm bill.
  • Agricultural policy and political analyst Jim Wiesemeyer will discuss the outlook for the 2022 election and the implications for agricultural and trade policy.

Commodity Breakouts (not available online)

Three concurrent commodity sessions begin at 11:00 a.m. in the First National Bank Arena:

  • The rice and grain markets session features Grayson Daniels from the Riceland Foods, Inc., Michael Klein with USA Rice and Sarah Moran with USA Rice.
  • Jeff Johnson from Allenberg Cotton Co. will discuss the cotton market and industry issues.
  • Arkansas State University professor Jerica Rich and Senate Agriculture Committee senior professional staff member Chelsie Keys will discuss animal agriculture issues.

Luncheon & Featured Speaker (available online)

The luncheon will begin at noon and features Arkansas State University System president Charles L. Welch. 

Click here to view Speaker Bios.

Click here to view the Conference Program.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Abigail Jorgenson Coleman at 870-972-2416 or ajorgenson@astate.edu.