Department of Agricultural Economics Extension

RURAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE
October 31, 2014. Conoco Phillips OSU Alumni Center
STILLWATER, OK.

AGENDA


October 30, 2014 – OSU Alumni Center - Traditions Hall
04:00 pm Registration
05:00 pm Reception - catered light hors d’oeuvres

October 31, 2014 – Conoco Phillips OSU Alumni Center
07:30 am Breakfast and Registration
08:30 am Welcome, Dr. Tom Coon, OSU DASNR Vice-President, Dean and Director
08:40 am Global Policies and Local Impacts: Why the Grain and Livestock Markets Are Not About Population and GDP, Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Ag Economist – Senior Vice President
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Green Glacier: The Looming Threat to the Oklahoma Beef Industry and Rural Communities, Sam Fuhlendorf, OSU Natural Resource Ecology and Management Regents Professor and Groendyke Chair for Wildlife Conservation
11:15 am Farm Bill Update: Jody Campiche, OSU Agricultural Economics Assistant Professor
12:00 pm Catered Lunch
12:45 pm Undergraduate Update - Aggie-X representative
01:00 pm Oklahoma Water Issues: Blue, Green, and Grey Water, Garey Fox, Interim Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Center, OSU Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Professor and Orville L. and Helen L. Buchanan Chair
01:30 pm Searching for a ‘New Normal’: US & OK Economies in Recovery,Larry Sanders, OSU Agricultural Economics Professor and Dave Shidler, OSU Agricultural Economics, Associate Professor
02:30 pm Break
02:45 pm Outlook Panel:
Land Values, Rental Rates, Farm Characteristics, Damona Doye, OSU Agricultural Economics Regents Professor and Rainbolt Chair
Grain Markets, Kim Anderson, OSU Agricultural Economics Professor Emeritus
Livestock Markets, Derrell Peel, OSU Agricultural Economics Charles Breedlove Professor
03:45 pm Wrap-up/ Evaluation
04:00 pm Adjourn
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