2021/20 Agricultural Policy and Outlooks

The 2021 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference will be held on November 19, 2021 from 8:30-3:00pm at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.



2020 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference

Click on the program and conference presentation tabs above to view recordings and presentation slides. Session Descriptions found HERE.
Click on County Meetings for the full schedule of the 2021 Virtual Winter Outlook Meetings.

2019 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference- Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Farm Income Outlook- “Ohio Farm Financial Conditions and Outlook”  - Dr. Ani Katchova- Associate Professor and Farm Income Enhancement Chair. Video of Presentation. US Trade Policy- Global Economic Outlook- Risks from the Trade War”. Dr. Ian Sheldon- Professor and Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade, and Policy. Video of Presentation. Pork Supply Chain Panel: “Opportunities and Challenges in an Evolving Supply Chain” - Moderator: Dr. Brian Roe- Associate Chair and Van Buren Professor, Judson Armentrout- Commodity Management Coordinator, The Kroger Company, Dr. Don Davidson- Cooper arms and Dave HeislerOwner, Fine Swine, LLC. Video Presentation. Energy Outlook- “Just how did the US become the world’s largest oil producer (again) and will it last?” -Dr. Brent Sohngen- Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. Video of Presentation. Farm Policy in 2019- “Changes and the Decisions Ahead”- Ben Brown- Professional Practice of Agricultural Risk Management. Video Presentation. Food Outlook- “Ohio Food System Trends and Outlook”- Dr. Zoë Plakias- Assistant Professor. Video Presentation. Commodity Outlook- 2020 vision or still Blurry?”-Ben Brown- Professional Practice of Agricultural Risk Management. Video Presentation.

2018 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference

VIDEO COMMENTS from Cathann Kress, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and Gary Pierzynski, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Tim Haab, AEDE Department Chair: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION. Barry Ward, Director, OSU Extension Income Tax School, Slides:"Farm Input Outlook", VIDEOBen Brown, Program Manager, Farm Management Program, Slides: "Commodity Outlook-South America Focus”, VIDEO. Ian Sheldon, Professor and Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy, Slides: Trade and Policy”,  VIDEO. Agricultural Policy Panel: Carl Zulauf, Professor Emeritus, 2018 Farm Bill Analysis, Fred Yoder, Yoder Ag Services, and Kevin Elder, Producer, VIDEO OF PANEL.Ani Katchova, Associate Professor and Farm Income Enhancement Chair, Slides: Ohio Farm Financial Conditions and Outlook”, VIDEO.

2017 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference

View the entire 2017 annual Ohio State University Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference that was held on November 9th from 8:30am to 2:00pm. Intros from AEDE Department Chair Tim Haab, Cathann A. Kress, VP for Agricultural Administration and Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and Conference Moderator and AEDE Assistant Professor Zoe Plakias. 9:00-9:30am Ani Katchova, Chair, Farm Income Enhancement Program- Ohio Farm Financial Conditions and Outlook.Ian Sheldon, Chair, Anderson’s Program in International Trade – “Free Trade Agreements: Why They Matter to U.S. Agriculture." Ben Brown, Farm Management Program Manager  - “Overview of the Farm Management Program.Carl Zulauf, Professor Emeritus - “Farm Outlook Handout” and "Farm Bill Policy." George Mokrzan, Director of Economics, Huntington National Bank – Economic Outlook." Gary Schnitkey, Professor and Farm Management Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois – “Current Outlook and Economic Conditions on Corn-Belt Farms."


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