2018 Abner Womack Missouri Agriculture Outlook Conference

Join us for FAPRI-MU’s fifth annual Womack conference, which will include discussions on the agricultural market outlook, policy issues, and other topics important to Missouri agriculture. Invited speakers include US Senator Roy Blunt, Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture Chris Chinn, and Director of Iowa State’s Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation Kristine Tidgren. The conference will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Poehlmann Educational Center, Bradford Research Farm (4968 South Rangeline Road) in Columbia, MO.

Registration is FREE, but required in order to reserve lunch.

**Business casual attire is encouraged**

Agenda

10:00 – 10:05 am

10:05 – 10:15 am

10:15 – 11:45 am

11:45 – 12:15 pm

12:15 – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 1:30 pm

1:30 – 2:15 pm
2:15 – 2:30 pm

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Welcome Remarks

Federal Update – Video remarks from Senator Roy Blunt

Commodity Outlook:
Crops – Scott Gerlt (FAPRI, University of Missouri)
Livestock and Dairy – Dr. Scott Brown (AMAP, University of Missouri)

Representative Farms Outlook – Dr. George Knapek (AFPC, Texas A&M University)

Lunch (from Buckingham BBQ)

Remarks from the Director – Chris Chinn (Missouri Department of Agriculture)

The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Agriculture – Kristine Tidgren, J.D. (Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation, Iowa State University)

Biofuels – Dr. Jarrett Whistance (FAPRI, University of Missouri)

Farm Policy Issues – Pat Westhoff (FAPRI, University of Missouri)

Sponsored by the Abner Womack Fund for Excellence in Agricultural Policy