A-State’s 28th Annual Agribusiness Conference Scheduled for Feb.16


A-State’s 28th Annual Agribusiness Conference Scheduled for Feb.16


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Annual Agribusiness Conference, now in its 28th year, continues to provide timely information and training on agricultural policies to farmers, agribusiness professionals , students and educators in the Mid-South.

This year’s conference, on Wednesday February 16, 2022, will focus on climate issues and agricultural policy, agricultural and trade policy policy, and commodity markets, according to Dr Bert Greenwalt, professor of agricultural economics. and conference director.

Onsite registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at A-State’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Dr., for the general conference session, which begins at 8:25 a.m. Three concurrent product sessions will be held at 11 a.m. at the First National Bank Arena, 217 Olympic Dr., followed by lunch at noon.

A live broadcast of the general session from 8:25 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. and the lunch presentation will also be available for viewing online. Commodity sessions will not be available online.

The general session includes two speakers:

– Chelsie Keys, senior professional staff member of the US Senate Agriculture Committee, will discuss climate issues and their impact on future agricultural policies.

– Jim Wiesemeyer, Policy Analyst for Farm Journal Media, will discuss agricultural and trade policy and the outlook for the upcoming federal farm bill.

The luncheon speaker will be retired Deere & Company chief economist JB Penn, an A-State Agricultural College alumnus.

The conference qualifies for continuing education credits in accordance with guidelines from the Arkansas State Public Accountancy Board, Arkansas Certified Crop Advisors and Arkansas Agricultural Consultants, and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Joining the College of Agriculture to sponsor the conference are: Judd Hill Foundation, Adams Land Co., AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, Allenberg Cotton Co., Arkansas Farm Bureau, Arvest Bank, BASF, Busch Agricultural Resources, LLC, Engines, Inc. , Farm Credit Midsouth, Frost, PLLC, Glaub Farm Management, Greenway Equipment, Inc., Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC, National Land Realty, NK / Syngenta, Ozark Mountain Poultry, PGIM Real Estate, Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, Riceland Foods, Inc., RiceTec Inc. and USA / Arkansas Rice.

Admission to the conference and lunch is free, but registration by Friday February 4 is required. Detailed information about the conference and online registration are available at AState.edu/agribusconf. For more information, contact Abigail Coleman at (870) 972-2416 or email [email protected]


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