2017 Abner Womack Missouri Agriculture Outlook Conference

FAPRI-MU’s fourth annual Womack conference included discussions on the agricultural market outlook, policy issues, and other topics important to Missouri agriculture. Our special guest speaker was Nathan Kauffman, Assistant Vice President and Branch Executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In addition, Joe Outlaw, Regents Fellow and Extension Economist from Texas A&M’s Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC), presented on representative farm updates. The conference was held on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10 am to 2:30 pm at the Poehlmann Educational Center, Bradford Research Farm (4968 South Rangeline Road) in Columbia, MO.


9:30 – 10:00 am

10:00 – 10:15 am

10:15 – 11:15 am

11:15 – 11:45 am

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 1:30 pm

1:30 – 1:50 pm

1:50 – 2:30 pm

Check in

Welcome Remarks

FAPRI Baseline Outlook: U.S. Crops – Scott Gerlt / Global Outlook – Julian Binfield

State of Farm Finances: A Fed Perspective – Nathan Kauffman (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)

Lunch (from Buckingham BBQ)

Farm-Level Outlook – Joe Outlaw (Texas A&M AFPC)

Biofuel Markets and Policy Issues – Jarrett Whistance (FAPRI-MU)

Farm Policy Issues and Discussion / Wrap-Up – Pat Westhoff (FAPRI-MU)

Sponsored by the Abner Womack Fund for Excellence in Agricultural Policy