GIVE

3rd Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Mid-Florida Research and Education Center
Apopka, Florida

The UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference to examine critical policy issues facing Florida agribusiness leaders and explore valuable economic insight helpful for making informed business and policy decisions.

Conference Schedule

9:00 am     Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Spiro Stefanou
Chair, UF/IFAS Food & Resource Economics Department

9:10 am     Agricultural Trade and Global Competition

The Global View of Agricultural Trade
Dr. Michael Reed
Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics
Trends in U.S./Mexico Competition in Specialty Crops

Dr. Zhengfei Guan
Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
NAFTA Renegotiation
Dr. John VanSickle
Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department
Discussion

10:10 am    Agricultural Labor Economics

Dr. Fritz Roka
Associate Professor, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center
Discussion

10:35 am   Break

10:50 am    Agricultural Water Supply

Ray Scott
Deputy Director, Office of Ag Water Policy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Discussion

11:15 am    Agricultural Product Consumer Marketing Research: The Answer to Global Competition?

Dr. Hayk Khachatryan
Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center
Discussion
Research Demonstration & Tour of the Behavior Economics Lab

11:45 am    Lunch

1:00 pm    Agriculture Legislative Update

John Walt Boatright
Florida Farm Bureau
Jaime Jarrels
Director of Ag Policy/National Affairs, Florida Farm Bureau
Discussion

1:40 pm    Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters on Agriculture

Dr. Christa Court
Assistant Scientist
Dr. Alan Hodges
Extension Scientist
University of Florida/IFAS
Economic Impact Analysis Program
Food and Resource Economics Department
Discussion

2:15 pm    Break

2:30 pm    Panel Discussion
Questions from the audience and discussion with all the speakers

3:45 pm   Wrap-up and Evaluation

4:00 pm   Adjourn

Registration Prices

  • General Admission: $50
  • Student: $30
  • Sponsorships: $1000, $500, $250

Registration includes a catered lunch.

Sponsorships Available

Visionary ($1000)

  • Conference registration for 4 participants
  • Scholarship for 4 students to attend the conference
  • Full-page ad space in conference program
  • Social media recognition
  • Logo recognition on conference website
  • 6-foot table display at conference

Leader ($500)

  • Conference registration for 3 participants
  • Half-page ad space in conference program
  • Social media recognition
  • Logo recognition on conference website
  • 6-foot table display at conference

Friend ($250)

  • Conference registration for 2 participants
  • Quarter-page ad space in conference program
  • Social media recognition
  • Logo recognition on conference website
  • 6-foot table display at conference