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Commodity Conference – IMPORTANT UPDATE

August 6 @ 10:30 am - August 7 @ 12:00 pm

IMPORTANT NOTE – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Commodity Conference will now be held VIRTUALLY. See below for the tentative lineup of speakers and times.

Links to the events will be posted below in the lead-up to the virtual conference.

Tentative Agenda


Thursday, August 6

Session 1: 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Welcome and Comments – Blake Hurst, MOFB President

Marketing & Consolidation

  • Dr. Lee Schulz, Livestock Economist & Associate Professor, Iowa State University
  • Scott Bennett, Director Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau
  • Dr. Scott Brown, Director of Strategic Partnerships, CAFNR, University of Missouri


Session 2: 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

The Emerging Carbon Market – Cassie Aherin, Project Manager, Ecosystem Services Market Consortium


Session 3: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Federal Court System is Looming Large Over Agriculture – Travis Cushman, Senior Counsel for Public Policy, American Farm Bureau Federation

MOFB Legislative Team Updates


Session 4: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Rural Crime in Missouri – Troy Linneman, Rural Crimes Unit, Missouri Highway Patrol 



Friday, August 7

Session 1: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Comments – Blake Hurst, MOFB President

Crop and Livestock Outlook – Dr. Seth Meyer, Associate Director, FAPRI


Session 2: 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

A Court Report – Zel Fischer, Associate Judge, Supreme Court of Missouri


Session 3: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Election 2020 Handicapped – Henry Olsen, Washington Post columnist and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center

2020 Election Preview – MOFB Legislative Staff


Session 4: 11:00 a.m. to Conclusion

Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe

Governor Mike Parson (tentative)


August 6 @ 10:30 am
August 7 @ 12:00 pm


Missouri Farm Bureau