Research: 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. 

2014-2015 Dean's Preview Meeting - Dec 1, 2014

On Monday, December 1, 2014, Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will kick off its 2014-2015 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, which is located at 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus.

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 2015. The event will focus on policy changes, as well as market behavior, with respect to farm, food, energy resources and the environment. A full program will be posted on this page in the coming days. 

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.

Program - Dean's Preview Meeting

8:00am – 8:45am Registration
8:45am – 9:00am Welcome – Bruce McPheron, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and CFAES Dean; Tim Haab, AEDE Department Chair
9:00am – 9:40am Feeding the World after 2050 – Douglas Southgate
9:40am – 10:20am U.S. dairy markets and policy update – Cameron Thraen
10:20am – 10:40am Break
10:40am – 11:10am Lake Erie algae: Views of Ohioans on causes and solutions pre- and post-Toledo – Brian Roe
11:10am – 11:40am Agricultural productivity and the impact of GM crops: What do we know? – Ian Sheldon
11:40 am – 12:40pm Lunch
12:40pm – 1:10pm Reducing phosphorus emissions: Why voluntary programs struggle and market-based instruments are likely to work best – Brent Sohngen
1:10pm – 1:40pm      Questions you should be asking yourself about your crop program decisions – Carl Zulauf
1:40pm – 2:00pm  Break
2:00pm – 2:30pm Examining land values, cash rents, crop input costs & potential crop profitability in 2015 – Barry Ward
2:30pm – 3:00pm The Ohio and national economy: 2015 – Mark Partridge
3:00pm – 3:30pm Grain & biofuel markets in 2015 – Matthew Roberts