Economics, Policy and Markets Focus of Agricultural Outlook and Policy Program

October 26, 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Farm Bill, grain and biofuel markets, agricultural law and farm input costs are just some of the topics being covered during this year's Ohio State University Agricultural Outlook and Policy Program.

 

The program, sponsored by the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, features news and information from department experts on the status of food, farm, and environmental policies and markets. Meetings will be held at 11 Ohio locations this winter, beginning on Nov. 6 and running through Jan. 29.

The Agricultural Outlook and Policy Program schedule is:

• Nov. 6, Wilmington, lunch; topics include grains, policy, inputs, and ag law. For more information, contact Tony Nye at (937) 382-0901.

• Nov. 8, Jefferson, lunch; topics include grains, dairy, food trends and market opportunities, and ag law. For more information, contact David Marrison at (440) 576-9008.

• Nov. 28, Plain City, lunch; topics include grains, policy, inputs, ag law, and other economic highlights. For more information, contact Eric Imerman at (740) 852-0975.

• Nov. 28, Hillsboro, dinner; topics include grains, policy, ag law, food trends and markets. For more information, contact John Grimes at (937) 393-1918.

• Dec. 3, Upper Sandusky, dinner; topics include grains, policy, inputs, ag law and other economic highlights. For more information, contact Chris Bruynis at (419) 294-4931.

• Dec. 4, Ashland, lunch; topics include grains, policy, China and trade, and food trends and markets. For more information, contact Valerie Bumb at (419) 426-8255 or Ed Lentz at (419) 447-9722.

• Dec. 6, Lima, dinner; topics include grains, policy, inputs, China and trade, and other economic highlights. For more information, contact Curtis Young at (419) 222-9946.

• Dec. 7, Versailles, breakfast; topics include grains, policy, inputs, China and trade and other economic highlights. For more information, contact Steve Foster at (937) 548-5215.

• Dec. 10, Lancaster, dinner; topics include grains, policy, ag law, and food trends and market opportunities. For more information, contact Mike Estadt at (740) 474-7534.

• Jan. 29, Ridgeville Corners, dinner; topics include grains, policy, inputs, China and trade, and other economic highlights. For more information, contact Bruce Clevenger at (419) 782-4771.

Specialists from the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics presenting topics include Barry Ward, assistant professor and Ohio State University Extension leader for production business management; Carl Zulauf, economics professor; Matt Roberts, associate professor and grain market analyst; Peggy Kirk Hall, director of the agriculture and rural law program; Stan Ernst, Extension program leader and marketing instructor; and Cameron Thraen, associate professor and dairy market specialist.

For more information on the Agricultural Outlook and Policy Program, contact Stan Ernst at (614) 292-6421, or ernst.1@osu.edu, or log on to http://aede.osu.edu/programs/outlook/ for meeting and topic information.

 

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Stan Ernst