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Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series

About the Series

The Ohio State University Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series is organized yearly by AEDE. The conferences feature a series of meetings updating Ohio communities on policy changes, key issues, and market behavior with respect to farm, food, energy resources, and the environment. 

The series kicks off with a preview meeting at the Ohio State campus in Columbus, which is hosted by the Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. 

2013-2014 Dean's Preview Meeting - Monday, November 25, 2013

On Monday, November 25, 2013, Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will kick off its 2013-2014 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series with a special invitation-only preview meeting hosted by Bruce A. McPheron, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College. The preview meeting will be held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Registration for the meeting is currently closed.

The event will feature presentations and Q and A with experts from AEDE, who will discuss issues the food and agricultural community should expect in 2014. The event will focus on policy changes, as well as market behavior, with respect to farm, food, energy resources and the environment.

The Dean's preview event will kick off a series of county meetings to be held statewide. More information on these meetings can be found here.

If you would like more information, or if you have any questions on the Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series, please contact Dr. Matthew C. Roberts at roberts.628@osu.edu or 614-688-8686.





Registration (4-H Center lobby)


Welcome from Dean McPheron and Tim Haab


Carl Zulauf - 2013 Farm Bill Update: November 2013


Barry Ward - Farmland Value, Cash Rent and Crop Input Outlook 2014




Mark Partridge - The State and National Economy: 2014


Ian Sheldon - Do China’s Rising Wages Mean the End of Its Competitive Edge?




Brent Sohngen - A Model of Phosphorus Emissions in NW Ohio: Estimates and Policy Implications


Cameron Thraen - MILC and Insurance: A Common Sense Dairy Safety Net


Matt Roberts - Grain Marketing in an Era of Low Prices