Jan 28, 2020

Agricultural Outlook Forum

Presented by:  Renk Agribusiness Institute
Location:  Renk Agribusiness Institute at UW Campus   (427 Lorch Street, Madison, WI 53706-1503)
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Registration is now open for the 2020 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum, The Business of Hemp in Wisconsin!

The Forum will continue to include the traditional Situation and Outlook for Wisconsin agricultural commodities (dairy, corn, soybeans, beef) during the morning section.  The afternoon section this year will focus on the business and marketing of Wisconsin hemp and will include a panel discussion with experts from other states bringing new perspectives to this growing industry in Wisconsin.

Parking for the 2020 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum will be facilitated with a FREE Shuttle Bus service between the State Street Capitol Parking Ramp and Union South.


9:30-10:00    Registration

10:00-10:15   Introduction and Overview

10:00-10:10      Abigail Martin, 72nd Alice in Dairyland

10:10-10:15       UW-Madison CALS Update (Dean Kate VandenBosch)

10:15-12:00    Agricultural Situation and Outlook

10:15-10:25       Farm Income (Paul Mitchell, UW-Madison)

10:25-10:35       Contribution of Agriculture to the WI Economy (Steve Deller, UW-Madison)

10:35-10:45       Wisconsin Economy Situation and Outlook (Tessa Conroy, UW-Madison)

10:45-11:00       Questions and Panel Discussion

11:00-11:15     Break

11:15-11:30        Dairy Situation and Outlook (Mark Stephenson, UW-Madison)

11:30-11:45        Grain and Livestock Situation and Outlook (Brenda Boetel, UW-River Falls)

11:45-12:00       Questions and Panel Discussion

12:00-1:00     Lunch

Shelby Ellison, Division of Extension, afternoon moderator         

1:00-2:45       Hemp Situation and Outlook

1:00-1:15           Kentucky Perspective (Tyler Mark, University of Kentucky)

1:15-1:35            Colorado Perspective (Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University)

1:35-1:55            Canadian Perspective (Ted Haney, Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance)

1:55-2:15            Wisconsin Perspective (Paul Mitchell, UW-Madison)

2:15-2:45            Questions and Panel Discussion

3:00-4:00       Reception: Varsity Hall 3

Registration: https://renk.aae.wisc.edu/ag-outlook-forum/

For Further Information:

Jeremy Beach