2016 Abner Womack Missouri Agriculture Outlook Conference

Our third annual Womack conference included discussions on the agricultural market outlook, policy issues, and other topics important to Missouri agriculture. Our special guest speakers this year were Dr. Seth Meyer, a FAPRI and MU alum who is now the Chairman of USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board, and George Knapek, Program Director for Representative Farms at Texas A&M’s AFPC. The conference was held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Poehlmann Educational Center, Bradford Research Farm (4968 Rangeline Road) in Columbia, MO.

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9:30 – 10:00 am

10:00 – 10:15 am

10:15 – 11:15 am

11:15 – 11:5 am

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 1:45 pm

1:45 – 2:15 pm

2:15 – 2:45 pm

Check in

Welcome Remarks

FAPRI-MU Baseline Outlook – FAPRI-MU Staff

Farm-level Outlook – George Knapek (Texas A&M AFPC)

Lunch (from Buckingham BBQ)

USDA Outlook – Seth Meyer (USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board)

Policy Issues in 2016 and Beyond – Pat Westhoff (FAPRI-MU)

Q&A and Adjourn

Sponsored by the Abner Womack Fund for Excellence in Agricultural Policy