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Commodity Conference

August 26, 2021 - August 27, 2021

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, August 26
10:30 am – Statewide PAC Meeting & Endorsement Committee Breakouts
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Welcome & Comments; Garrett Hawkins, President

  • An Economist’s View on Policy Possibilities in the U.S. Cattle Industry
    • Glynn Tonsor, Professor, Dept. of Economics, Kansas State University
  • The Condition of the Cattle Market
    • Corbitt Wall, Livestock Market Analyst, Feeder Flash and DV Auctions
  • Climate Change and Missouri Agriculture
    • Ray Massey, Extension Professor, Agriculture and Applied Economics, University of Missouri
  • Agriculture and Carbon Credits: Things to Consider
    • David Miller, Miller Consulting Services, LLC
  • Ag Law Update – Checkoffs, Herbicide Lawsuits, Foreign Ownership of Land, Right to Farm
    • Harrison Pittman, Center Director, National Agriculture Law Center, University of Arkansas

4:00 pm – Commodity Advisory Committee Meetings
6:00 pm – Social
6:30 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Evening Program/Speaker

  • Mental Health – What it Means, How it Affects us in Agriculture, What can we Improve
    • Jason Medows, Ag State of Mind

8:30 pm – Hospitality Room

Friday, August 27
6:30 am – Breakfast
8:00 am – Welcome; Garrett Hawkins, President

  • Markets and Policy Outlook from the USDA Office of the Chief Economist
    • Seth Meyer, Chief Economist, USDA
  • Missouri Agriculture Experiment Station Forward Initiative
    • Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor, MU Extension and Engagement, University of Missouri
  • The Return of Big Government: What to Expect from the Biden Administration on National Water Quality Policy
    • Dave Ross, Former Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, US EPA
    • Anna Wildeman, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, US EPA
  • Farmers, the Transfer Tax and the 117th Congress
    • Veronica Nigh, Senior Economist, American Farm Bureau
  • Winds of Change: Estate and Succession Planning in a Changing Landscape
    • Connie Haden, Haden and Colbert LLC
  • Difficult Conversations in Trying Times: Promoting Agriculture in a Changing World
    • Eric Bohl, Director of Public Affairs, Missouri Farm Bureau

11:00 am – Adjourn

Event Information:

Official hotel: Capitol Plaza Hotel — 800-338-8088 — Block code: Missouri Farm Bureau



For additional information, contact Kelly Smith (kelly.smith@mofb.org // 573-893-1416).


August 26, 2021
August 27, 2021
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Missouri Farm Bureau
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Missouri Farm Bureau
701 S. Country Club Drive
Jefferson City,MO65109United States
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