OSU Two-Day Agriculture Policy & Outlook Conference This Week – Ohio Ag Net

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Wondering what will happen with the next American Farm Bill? Want to learn more about local consumers, shopping and food? Or do you have questions regarding US trade policy and what is the outlook for agricultural trade?

Answers to these and other questions will be available next week on the site. Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Nov 18-19 hosted by agricultural economists from the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at Ohio State University. The conference is an hour-long webinar series focused on the Ohio agriculture and food industry. It is led by experts from the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics of CFAES.

The conference will run virtually over two days, with experts covering issues important to producers, agribusinesses and elected officials. CFAES agricultural economists will speak with other experts from Washington, DC, other major land granting institutions and the Federal Reserve system. Each webinar begins at 9:00 a.m. and will include an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

Speakers at the conference will present their 2021 recap and forecast for 2022 nationally, regionally and locally, event organizers said.

On November 18, discussions will include the following:

  • First session (9 am-10am): “Consumers, shopping and local cuisine: what’s next? “ presented by Zoe Plakias, assistant professor at CFAES in agricultural, environmental and development economics.
  • Second session (11 a.m. to noon): “Now Hiring: An Update on Ohio Food and Agriculture,” presented by Marguerite Jodlowski, lecturer in agricultural economics and policy at CFAES.
  • Third session (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.): “United States Trade Policy and Prospects for Agricultural Trade”, presented by Ian sheldon, Professor at CFAES and holder of the Andersons Chair in Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy.

The program for November 19 includes the following:

  • First session (9 am-10am): “Agricultural commodity markets: trends and prospects”, presented by Seungki Lee, assistant professor at CFAES in agricultural, environmental and development economics.
  • Second session (11 a.m. to noon): “Resumption of agricultural financing”, presented by Nathan Kauffman, vice-president and executive of the Omaha branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
  • Third session (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.): “A Conversation on the Next American Farm Bill”, presented by Jonathan coppess, assistant professor and director of the Gardner agricultural policy program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

To register and get more information about the conference, visit go.osu.edu/2021_aedeconference. This site also contains links to conferences from the past four years.


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