2021 County Outlook Meetings

The Ohio State University Agricultural Policy and 2021 Winter Outlook Meetings are organized 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.

Where are we going with US and Global Trade” Dr. Ian Sheldon
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm EST

The trade outlook takes a look at the effect of the pandemic on global trade and how that compares to its impact on both global and U.S. agricultural trade. 

Date: Friday, January 22, 2021, 10:00-11:30 am EST
Title: "
Climate and Grain Market Outlook"
Presenters: Ben Brown and Aaron Wilson
Target Audience: Producers, Agribusiness, Non-Ag Citizens, Elected Officials
Register: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_olG-j83KTR6TE9EwMS3NqA
Aaron Wilson with the Byrd Polar Climate Center and Ben Brown previously with the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, but also both with OSU Extension will be hosting a climate and grain market outlook as Ohio producers start to make plans for 2021. Key points for will cover the short-term outlook on Ohio and regional weather, long term season climate trends, grain market analysis, and marketing strategies.
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021 10:00-11:30 am EST
Title: "
Climate and Grain Market Outlook"
Presenters: Ben Brown and Aaron Wilson
Target Audience: Producers, Agribusiness, Non-Ag Citizens, Elected Officials
Register: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WIi8sVbSR5i3yqTqtBrj6A
 
Aaron Wilson with the Byrd Polar Climate Center and Ben Brown previously with the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, but also both with OSU Extension will be hosting a climate and grain market outlook as Ohio producers start to make plans for 2021. Key points for will cover the short-term outlook on Ohio and regional weather, long term season climate trends, grain market analysis, and marketing strategies.

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021, 11:00-Noon EST
Title:
“Food Waste: Trends & Updates”
Presenter: Brian Roe
Target Audience: Leaders and policymakers in the food industry, non-governmental organizations and federal, state, and local agencies.
Register: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8ezUOM_0RJ-5H9-n4dR59Q
 

Participants will learn about the economic, environmental and social implications of food waste; the implications of the COVID pandemic on household-level food waste; and learn about recent recommendations for reducing food waste among consumers proposed by the National Academy of Sciences.
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021, Noon- 1:00 pm EST
Title: "
Local Food and Direct Marketing”
Presenter: Zoë Plakias
Target Audience: Extension Educators, OEFFA Staff and Members, Ohio Farmers Market Coalition, Ohio Department of Ag, Direct Marketing Service Providers
Register: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_71S-WjryTjCNBlIhMBevaQ

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the key trends in direct marketing during the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • Relate these key trends to their business or organization’s experience during COVID-19,
  • Recognize the possible challenges and opportunities for direct marketing post-pandemic, and predict the possible impacts for their business or organization post-pandemic.
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021, 10:00-11:30 EST
Title: "
Climate and Grain Market Outlook"
Presenters: Ben Brown and Aaron Wilson
Target Audience:Producers, Agribusiness, Non-Ag Citizens, Elected Officials
Register: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0cPV8cz5RWSaUAfXDpfnhg​​​​​​​
Aaron Wilson with the Byrd Polar Climate Center and Ben Brown previously with the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, but also both with OSU Extension will be hosting a climate and grain market outlook as Ohio producers start to make plans for 2021. Key points for will cover the short-term outlook on Ohio and regional weather, long term season climate trends, grain market analysis, and marketing strategies.
Monday, March 15, 2021, Noon-1:00 EST
Title: "
Farm Income and Financial Outlook”
Presenter: Ani Katchova
Target Audience: Lenders/ Producers/ Ag Policy Makers/ Commodity Groups​​​​​​​
Register: 
https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PkLwQfFbSqOPfSRC8ylS3Q​​​​​​​
The Farm Income Forecast and Financial Outlook will cover the 2021 Farm Income Forecast, the 2021-2031 USDA Baseline projections of farm income, commodity markets, and trade, indicators and their accuracy, and financial stress including ag loan delinquency rates and bankruptcy rates.