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Agribusiness Conference

2023 Agribusiness Conference

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Attend in person or virtually

The 29th annual Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference will be held in person on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, with a portion available online.  The conference will focus on the global economy, agricultural policy and the next farm bill, the US macroeconomic situation, and commodity markets. The conference will end with the afternoon sessions.  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 8:35 a.m. and features four presentations:

  • Dean Mickey LaTour will make announcements from the College of Agriculture.
  • Dan Basse, president of the AgResource Company, will discuss world agricultural markets and outlook.
  • Professor of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University Joe Outlaw and Mary Kay Thatcher, senior lead for federal government relations at Syngenta will discuss the economics and politics of agricultural policy and the next farm bill.

Luncheon & Featured Speaker (available online)

The luncheon will begin at noon in the First National Bank Arena (enter through YELLOW entrance) and features Dr. Christopher J. Waller, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Commodity Breakouts (not available online)

Three concurrent commodity sessions begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Cooper Alumni Center Ballroom Salons.

  • The rice industry issues and outlook session features Grayson Daniels from Riceland Foods, Inc., Josh Hankins with USA Rice and Austin Brown with Riceland Foods, Inc.
  • Jeff Johnson from Allenberg Cotton Co. will discuss the cotton market and industry issues.
  • Arkansas State University professors David Newman & Jerica Rich will discuss livestock industry issues and outlook, focusing on the global animal protein outlook and trends in beef reproductive technologies.


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

Dinner Sponsors
Peoples Company