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Food and Resource Economics Department

Food and Resource Economics Department

Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference

Thursday March 2, 2023

UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research & Education Center

The UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department is pleased to announce the 8th 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 Presentation and Discussion Topics

    The 8th Annual Florida Ag Policy conference will cover topics such as State, Federal and International Agriculture Policy, Farm Bill, Crop Outlooks, Water Policy and Fertilizer recommendations.

  • Conference Agenda

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  • Speakers

    In the morning, we will cover International, Federal, and State-Level Agricultural Policy and the Upcoming Farm Bill. Speakers include:

    • John Walt Boatright, Director of Government Affairs, American Farm Bureau Federation
    • Courtney Larkin, State Legislative Affairs Director, Florida Farm Bureau
    • Dr. John Newton, Chief Economist, US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry
    • Dr. Suzanne Thornsbury, Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department
    • Dr. Keith Fuglie, Economist, USDA Economic Research Service 

    This year, we will run two concurrent afternoon sessions on the topics of production and environmental and economic management. 

     Production Economic Speakers Include:

    • Dr. Marisa Zansler, Director of Economic and Market Research, Florida Department of Citrus – Citrus Outlook 
    • Dr. Zhengfei Guan, Associate Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department – Vegetables and Berries Outlook 
    • Dr. Trent Blare, Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department – Tropical Fruits Outlook 

     Environmental and Economic Management Speakers Include:

    • Dr. Olesya Savchenko, Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department – Incentivizing Conservation Practices 
    • Dr. Tara Wade, Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department – Conservation Practices Adoption 
    • Dr. Weizhe Weng, Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department – Freshwater Conservation 

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