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OSU Hosts Rural Economic Outlook Conference on November 5th

Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:22:48 CDT

OSU Hosts Rural Economic Outlook Conference on November 5th Agricultural leaders, lenders and others interested in learning about trends and expectations regarding the rural economy and agriculture should register now to attend Oklahoma State University’s Rural Economic Outlook Conference Nov. 5 in Stillwater.

The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wes Watkins Center, located on the corner of Hall of Fame Avenue and Washington Street on OSU’s Stillwater campus. Cost is $40 if registering prior to Nov. 4, and $50 at the door.

“Registration includes breakfast, lunch and all refreshment breaks throughout the conference on Nov. 5,” said Mike Woods, head of the OSU department of agricultural economics.

Registration forms are available online click here for the website where registration info is located , through OSU Cooperative Extension county offices or by calling Donna Rhea of the OSU department of agricultural economics at 405-744-9834.

The conference is sponsored by the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in cooperation with BancFirst, Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma and Rose Rock Bank.

“Participants will receive the latest insights on rural trends and issues, including agriculture’s impact on the state economy, agricultural water use, land values and many more,” Woods said.

Guest speakers will include Neil Conklin, Farm Foundation president; Chris Peterson, Nowlin Chair of Consumer-Responsive Agriculture, Michigan State University; and Jason Henderson, vice president, Omaha Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

In addition, OSU agricultural economists Derrell Peel, Kim Anderson, Phil Kenkel, Damona Doye, Larry Sanders and Dave Shideler will be leading sessions or providing their regionally renowned expertise during panel discussions on a number of high-profile, high-priority topics.



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