Kerr Center

Rural Economic Outlook Conference

Rural Economic Outlook Conference
10/20/2017 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Stillwater (Conoco Phillips OSU Alumni Center)
201 ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center
Stillwater, OK 74078


07:30 am Breakfast and Registration
08:30 am Welcome, Dr. Tom Coon, Dean and VP, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
08:40 am Economic Outlook, Cortney Cowley, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
09:45 am Break
10:00 am U.S. Farm Policy: Tweak or Trash? Dr. Pat Westhoff, University of Missouri, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute
11:15 am Faculty research/Extension updates
11:45 am Undergraduate Update – Aggie-X representative
12:00 pm Catered Lunch
12:45 pm How Increased Dependence on Trade Impacts the Farm Economy Dr. Luis Ribera, Texas A&M University
02:00 pm Break
02:15 pm Rapid Fire Outlook Panel
Agricultural Finance topics, Rodney Jones, Farm Credit Chair, and Damona Doye, Rainbolt Chair of Agricultural Finance
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