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

Welcome and Introductions

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

Agricultural Trade and Global Competition

The Global View of Agricultural Trade
Dr. Michael Reed - PowerPoint Slides
Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics


Trends in U.S./Mexico Competition in Specialty Crops
Dr. Zhengfei Guan
- PowerPoint Slides
Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center


NAFTA Renegotiation
Dr. John VanSickle - PowerPoint Slides
Professor, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department

Agricultural Labor Economics
Dr. Fritz Roka
- PowerPoint Slides
Associate Professor, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center


Agricultural Water Supply
Ray Scott - PowerPoint Slides
Deputy Director, Office of Ag Water Policy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Agricultural Product Consumer Marketing Research: The Answer to Global Competition?
Dr. Hayk Khachatryan - PowerPoint Slides
Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center

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


Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters on Agriculture
Dr. Christa Court - PowerPoint Slides
Assistant Scientist
Dr. Alan Hodges
Extension Scientist
University of Florida/IFAS
Economic Impact Analysis Program
Food and Resource Economics Department

Panel Discussion
Questions from the audience and discussion with all the speakers