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2021 Agribusiness Conference

2021 Agribusiness Conference

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The 27th annual Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference will be held virtually using the WebEx Event platform with technical support from the A-State Department of Marketing & Communications. The 2021 conference will be recorded for later access.

The conference continues to provide timely information and agricultural policy education to farmers, agribusiness professionals, students, and educators across the Mid-South. This year's conference will focus on the outlook for the economy and agribusiness, the impact of the 2020 election on agricultural policy, and the commodity markets.

The live virtual conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at noon.  The morning general session features two speakers:

David Kohl, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech University, will speak on the economic and agribusiness outlook and on management issues for the 2020s.

Sara Wyant, president of Agri-Pulse Communications, will discuss the impact of the 2020 election and the implications for agricultural and international trade policy.

The three concurrent commodity sessions will begin at 11:15am this year.

Grayson Daniels from Riceland Foods, Inc. will discuss rice and soybean issues and markets.

Jeff Johnson from Allenberg Cotton Co. will discuss cotton industry issues and market outlook.

Arkansas State University professor David Newman will discuss the trends and issues in animal agriculture.