2021 Abner Womack Missouri Agriculture Outlook Conference

Returning in 2021, The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri was proud to host the seventh annual Womack conference, which included discussions on the agricultural market outlook, policy issues, and other topics important to Missouri agriculture. The conference was held on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 am central time – it was held online to maintain recommended social distancing guidelines set by the State of Missouri and the University of Missouri. Thank you to all of our speakers for participating.

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9:00am      Welcome & Logistics
                   Tyne Morgan (Host, US Farm Report, Farm Journal Media)

9:05am      College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources address
                   Christopher Daubert (Vice Chancellor and Dean, CAFNR, University of Missouri)

9:10am      U.S. Agricultural Outlook
                   Seth Meyer (Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture)

9:35am      2021 FAPRI Baseline Outlooks – Macroeconomic, Crop, and Livestock
                   – The Outlook for the General Economy, the Crop Sector and U.S. Farm Income
                      Patrick Westhoff (Director, FAPRI-MU and Howard Cowden Professor)
                   – Livestock and Dairy Markets
                      Scott Brown (Director of Strategic Partnerships, Associate Extension Professor, AMAP, MU)

10:05am    Representative Farm Outlook
                   Marc Raulston (Associate Director, The Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M University)

10:20am    Missouri Farm Income Outlook
                   Abigail Meffert (Senior Research Associate, FAPRI-MU)

10:35am    Emerging Issues in Agriculture (Panel Discussion)
                   – Joe Outlaw (Co-Director, The Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M University)
                   – Scott Brown (AMAP & University of Missouri Extension)
                   – Ben Brown (Senior Research Associate, FAPRI-MU & University of Missouri Extension)

10:55am    Wrap-up & Evaluation
                   Tyne Morgan