November 12, 8:30am–2pmWhere
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH
The Ohio State University Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference is organized by Ohio State’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.
The conference updates Ohio communities on policy changes, key issues and market behavior with respect to farm, food, energy resources and the environment.
8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9 a.m. Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Tim Haab, chair of AEDE, professor, and dean’s chair of Transformative Initiatives
9:10 a.m. “Ohio Farm Financial Conditions and Outlook” – Dr. Ani Katchova, associate professor and Farm Income Enhancement chair
9:40 a.m. US Trade Policy – “Where are we heading?” Dr. Ian Sheldon, professor and Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade, and Policy
10:10 a.m. Break, Coffee and Refreshments in Atrium
10:30 a.m. Pork Supply Chain Panel: “Opportunities and Challenges in an Evolving Supply Chain” – Moderator: Dr. Brian Roe, associate chair and Van Buren professor; Judson Armentrout, Commodity Management coordinator, The Kroger Company; Dr. Don Davidson, Cooper Farms and Dave Heisler, owner, Fine Swine, LLC
11:20 a.m. Energy Outlook- “Just how did the US become the world’s largest oil producer (again) and will it last?” -Dr. Brent Sohngen, professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
11:50 a.m. Farm Policy in 2019 – “Changes and the Decisions Ahead”- Ben Brown, Professional Practice of Agricultural Risk Management
12:20 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Food Outlook – “Food and Agriculture as Ingredients of Economic Development”- Dr. Zoë Plakias- assistant professor
1:30 p.m. Commodity Outlook – “2020 Vision or Still Blurry?”-Ben Brown, Professional Practice of Agricultural Risk Management
2 p.m. Adjourn