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Food and Resource Economics Department

Food and Resource Economics Department

Ag Policy Outlook Conference

Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference

The Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference examines critical policy issues facing Florida agribusiness leaders and explores valuable economic insight helpful for making informed business and policy decisions.

Seventh Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference, 2022

Monday, March 21st, 2022, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  Location:

UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center

2725 S. Binion Road Apopka, FL 32703

or

Online via Zoom. Link provided with registration.

  Registration:

$40 in-person (lunch included) and $25 online-only.

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/264383597457

For further information contact: Derek Farnsworth, 352-294-7698, dfarnswo@ufl.edu

2022 Speaker Bios PDF

2022 Conference Agenda PDF

  Agenda:

 Morning Session: Trends in Agricultural Policy and Food Consumption

 Welcome and Introductions

   9:00am Dr. J. Scott Angle, Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Dr. Lisa House, Professor and Department Chair, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department
Video

State, Federal, and International Agricultural Policy

  9:15am John Walt Boatright, Director of National Affairs and Interim Director of State Legislative Affairs, Florida Farm Bureau SLIDES Video

  9:45am Dr. Roger Cryan, Chief Economist, American Farm Bureau
SLIDESVideo

  10:05am Dr. Suzanne Thornsbury, Senior Advisor, Agricultural Economics & Rural Communities, USDA Office of the Chief Scientist
SLIDESVideo

  10:25am Break

Local Food Trends

  10:40am Dr. Kimberly Morgan, Associate Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department
SLIDESVideo

  11:20am Dr. Dawn Thilmany, Professor, Colorado State University, Agricultural and Resource Economics Department
SLIDES - Video

  Lunch

  12:00pm  Zaza Cuban Comfort Food

Afternoon Session: Crop Outlooks and Disaster Assessment

  Welcome and Introductions

  1:00pm Dr. Andra Johnson, Dean of UF/IFAS Extension and Director of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
VIDEO

Florida Crop Outlooks

  1:10pm Dr. Hayk Khachatryan, Associate Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department – Environmental Horticulture Outlook
SLIDESVideo

  1:30pm Dr. Marisa Zansler, Director of Economic and Market Research, Florida Department of Citrus – Citrus Outlook
SLIDESVideo

  1:50pm Dr. Zhengfei Guan, Associate Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department – Vegetables and Berries Outlook
SLIDESVideo

  2:10pm Break

Disaster Impact Assessment

  2:25pm Dr. Adam Rabinowitz, Assistant Professor, Auburn University, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department
SLIDESVideo

  3:05pm Dr. Christa Court, Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department
SLIDESVideo

Wrap-up and Additional Q&A

  3:45pm Moderator Dr. Derek Farnsworth, Associate Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department

SPEAKERS:
  John Walt Boatright, Director of National Affairs, Florida Farm Bureau
  Dr. Roger Cryan, Chief Economist, American Farm Bureau
  Dr. Suzanne Thornsbury, Senior Advisor for Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities,USDA Office of the
    Chief Scientist
  Dr. Kimberly Morgan, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, Southwest FloridaResearch and
    Education Center
  Dr. Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University, Agricultural and Resource EconomicsDepartment
  Dr. Hayk Khachatryan, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, Mid-FloridaResearch and Education
    Center
  Dr. Marisa Zansler, Director of Economic and Market Research, Florida Department of Citrus
  Dr. Zhengfei Guan, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, Gulf Coast Researchand Education Center
  Dr. Adam Rabinowitz, Auburn University, Agricultural Economics and Rural SociologyDepartment
  Dr. Christa Court, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, Director of theEconomic Impact Analysis
    Program

Special Welcomes by
  Dr. Scott Angle, UF/IFAS Vice-President of Agriculture and NaturalResources and Dr. Andra Johnson, Dean of   UF/IFAS Extension and Director of FloridaCooperative Extension Service.

TOPICS:
  State, Federal, and International Agricultural Policy
  Local Food Trends
  Florida Crop Outlooks
  Disaster Impact Assessment

For further information contact:

Derek Farnsworth - dfarnswo@ufl.edu
or
Candy Kaswinkel - ckaswin@ufl.edu

#FLAgPolicy2022

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