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Schedule

Webinar sessions are scheduled to begin at:
12:00 Eastern/11:00 Central/10:00 Mountain/9:00 Pacific


Upcoming Webinars Covering the 2014 Farm Bill


2014 Farm Bill – Specialty Crop Programs, Food Safety & FSMA and Thoughts for the Future

Monday – April 14, 2014

2014 Farm Bill - Specialty Crop Programs, Food Safety & FSMA and Thoughts for the Future

Sponsored by:
Extension Risk Management Education Centers
SERA 39 Multistate Public Policy Issues Education Committee
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association-Extension Section
The Council on Food, Agriculture, & Resource Economics
Regional Extension Farm Management Committees and Ag in Uncertain Times

Specific topics include:
Dr. Daniel Sumner, University of California- Davis – 2014 Farm Bill Specialty Crop Programs

* Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Bihn, Cornell University – Food Safety and the Food Safety Modernization Act

* Dr. Shannon Neibergs, Washington State University – 2014 Farm Bill Insights and Thoughts for the Future

 

 


PAST Webinars

2014 Farm Bill: Nutrition & Food Policy, Trade Implications and Research Title Highlights
Monday – April 7, 2014

Sponsored by:
Extension Risk Management Education Centers
SERA 39 Multistate Public Policy Issues Education Committee
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association-Extension Section
The Council on Food, Agriculture, & Resource Economics
Regional Extension Farm Management Committees and Ag in Uncertain Times

Specific topics include:
* Dr. Helen Chipman, National Program Leader- Food and Nutrition Education NIFA, USDA – Nutrition and Food Policy: Nutrition Education – EFNEP/SNAP-Ed

* Dr. John Vansickle, University of Florida – 2014 Farm Bill Implications to Trade Policy and Food Aid

* Dr. John King & Kelly Day-Rubenstein, Agricultural Economists, USDA Economic Research Service – 2014 Farm Bill Research Title Highlights

2014 Farm Bill: Conservation Title, Horticulture & Beginning Farmer Programs
Monday – March 31, 2014

Sponsored by:
Extension Risk Management Education Centers
SERA 39 Multistate Public Policy Issues Education Committee
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association-Extension Section
The Council on Food, Agriculture, & Resource Economics
Regional Extension Farm Management Committees and Ag in Uncertain Times

Specific topics include:
* Dr. George Frisvold, University of Arizona – 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Title Overview

* Dr. Alba J. Collart, Mississippi State University – 2014 Farm Bill Implications for Horticulture Programs

* Dr. George Haynes, Montana State University – 2014 Farm Bill Beginning Farmer Programs



2014 Farm Bill: Commodity Programs & Crop Insurance

Monday – March 24, 2014

Sponsored by:
Extension Risk Management Education Centers
SERA 39 Multistate Public Policy Issues Education Committee
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association-Extension Section
The Council on Food, Agriculture, & Resource Economics
Regional Extension Farm Management Committees and Ag in Uncertain Times

Specific topics include:
* Dr. Art Barnaby (by recording), Kansas State University – 2014 Farm Bill Crop Insurance Overview

* Dr. Jody Campiche, Oklahoma State University – 2014 Farm Bill Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX)

* Dr. Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University – 2014 Farm Bill Commodity Program Overview


2014 Farm Bill: Dairy Margin & Livestock Disaster Programs

Monday – March 17, 2014

Sponsored by:
Extension Risk Management Education Centers
SERA 39 Multistate Public Policy Issues Education Committee
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association-Extension Section
The Council on Food, Agriculture, & Resource Economics
Regional Extension Farm Management Committees and Ag in Uncertain Times

Specific topics include:
* Dr. Brian Gould, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Overview of USDA’s Dairy Producer Margin Protection Program

* Dr. Eric Belasco, Montana State University – Farm Bill Livestock Disaster Programs

The 2014 Farm Bill – An Overview
Monday – March 3, 2014

Sponsored by:
Extension Risk Management Education Centers
SERA 39 Multistate Public Policy Issues Education Committee
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association-Extension Section
The Council on Food, Agriculture, & Resource Economics
Regional Extension Farm Management Committees and Ag in Uncertain Times

* Vince Smith, Ph.D. Montana State University – An Overview of the 2014 Farm Bill Legislation

* Jonathan Coppess, J.D. University of Illinois – The Rule-making Process Going Forward

* Nathan Smith, Ph.D. University of Georgia – National Farm Bill Extension Consortium


Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Its Impact on Artisan Cheesemakers
Thursday – September 12, 2013
* Dennis D’Amico, Ph.D. University of Connecticut Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences and

* Lori Babcock owner/operator of Tieton Farm & Creamery in Tieton, Washington

They will cover The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a proposed regulation, What are the proposed changes to FDA’s food safety regulations, who will be affected by the changes? How can you have an impact on the proposed regulations, providing feedback, Beyond HACCP¡XHazard Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls, How are other practitioners preparing their artisan cheesemaking operations for FSMA? and Resources available

Food Safety for Small-scale Farmers -
Tuesday – May 7, 2013
* Paul Vossen on food safety for small-scale farmers including: Various organisms and their potential for on‐farm produce contamination, Legal requirements for assuring food safety on the farm, Procedures for developing a “Self Certification” document, What it will take to pass a USDA Good Agricultural Practices audit, and additional resources available

Developing Food Products:
Laws and Regulations and Options
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Thursday – February 14, 2013
* Karin Allen on options for food processing including in-home processing, food safety issues and labeling laws for small businesses, and additional resources available

Drought Outlook: 2013 -
Tuesday – January 22nd, 2013
* David Anderson on Livestock and grazing policy outlook and implications for 2013
 
* Elwynn Taylor on Crop weather and climate cycles: the outlook for 2013 and beyond; and
 
* Vincent Smith on Crop policy outlook with respect to insurance and disaster programs for 2013

Tax and Financial Risks Due to Drought and Disaster -
Friday – December 7th, 2012
* J.C. Hobbs on Weather-Related (Drought) Sales of Livestock: Income Tax Management Issues
 
* Danny Klinefelter on DROUGHT: Cash Flow Planning and Analysis; and
 
* Roger McEowen on Major Unresolved Ag Tax Issues

Managing Drought and Disaster Impacts
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Tuesday – November 20th, 2012
* Erica Rosa-Sanko and Katelyn McCullock on Market Outlook for Cattle, Dairy, Forage and Feed;
 
* Dr. Rachel Endecott on Feeding Risks from Drought Impacted Feeds and Forages; and
 
* Jeffrey Tranel on Should I Buy Hay or Sell Cows

Land Leases: -
Share, Cash, and Flexible
Arrangements in Changing Times

Wednesday- May 16th, 2012

* Dr. Kevin Dhuyvetter on General Trends and Issues Related to Leasing Land;
 
* Dr. William Edwards on Flexible Farm Leases and Cash Rent Surveys; and
 
* Dr. Ray Massey on Pasture Rental Arrangements

National Web ConferenceThe Speed of Change
Wednesday- March 14th, 2012

* Session-A: U.S and Domestic Trade Issues and
the near-term implications for U.S. agriculture

10:00 a.m. EST, 9:00 a.m. CST, 8:00 a.m. MST, 7:00 a.m. PST
   Overview from a global perspective of financial and economic conditions (global economic health, International financial conditions, financial and economic conditions that will effect short term demand and supply) that may have significant implications for U.S. agriculture in the near term defined as the next 12 to 24 months.
   Current Financial and Economic Conditions, Dr. Gregory Gilpin, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
   Policy Issues and Government Programs, Dr. Vincent Smith, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

* Session-B: Current Conditions and Issues
facing U.S. crop and forage/hay producers

12:00 (noon) EST, 11:00 a.m. CST, 10:00 a.m. MST, 9:00 a.m. PST
   Review current market conditions and policy issues with emphasis on U.S. conditions and effect on crop commodities in the next 12 to 24 months. Focus will be on national perspectives for the agricultural industry and potential positive or negative implications, as well as recent changes in market structure and associated price moves.
   Corn & Soybeans- Mr. Edward Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist for the Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN
   Wheat- Dr. Randy Fortenbery, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
   Hay & Forage Industry- Dr. Shannon Neibergs, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

* Session-C: Current Conditions and Issues
facing U.S. livestock and dairy producers

2:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. CST, 12:00 (noon) MST, 11:00 a.m. PST
   Review current market conditions and policy issues with emphasis on U.S. conditions and effect on livestock and dairy commodities in the next 12 to 24 months. Focus will be on national perspectives for the agricultural industry and potential positive or negative implications, as well as recent changes in market structure and associated price moves.
   Livestock Markets and Policy issues- Dr. Derrell Peel, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
   Dairy industry Issues and Programs, Ms. Katelyn McCullock, Dairy Economist, Livestock Market Information Center (LMIC), Denver, CO

* Session-D: Current Conditions and Issues Facing
specialty/niche crop producers and trade implications

4:00 p.m. EST, 3:00 p.m. CST, 2:00 p.m. MST, 1:00 p.m. PST
   Overview of food safety issues, including the technical aspects of food contamination and a chronological review of disease outbreaks and the direct, immediate impact on the industry. Dr. Trevor V. Suslow, Department of Plant Sciences Mann Laboratory, University of California – Davis, CA
   Economics of food safety and the costs or economic impacts of disease outbreaks on the agricultural industry. Dr. Marco A. Palma, Department of Agricultural Economics, College Station, TX

Conference sessions will begin at the top of the hour as listed below, participants are welcome to join any or all as schedules allow (Eastern/Pacific Standard Time):
Session-A: 10:00 a.m./7:00 a.m.
Session-B: 12:00 (noon) /9:00 a.m.
Session-C: 2:00 p.m./11:00 a.m.
Session-D: 4:00 p.m./1:00 p.m.

AAEA Extension Section & C-FARE:
Regional Perspectives on Economic Forces Shaping Land Asset Values

Tuesday – December 13th, 2011
Overview of Economic Forces Shaping Land Asset Values – Dr. Mike Duffy (Iowa State University)
Land Values: A View from the Midwest – Dr. Mike Duffy (Iowa State University)
Land Values: A Southern Perspective – Dr. Damona Doye (Oklahoma State University)
Land Values: A Western Perspective – Mr. Roger Cramer (Northwest Farm Credit Services)
    The AAEA Extension Section and C-FARE have organized a webinar on changing U.S. land values. This webinar will be hosted by the Ag In Uncertain Times Team.
   See also the AAEA Extension Section website

AAEA Extension Section: Webinar on Farmers Dealing with the Commercialization of Cellulosic Biofuels
Wednesday – April 20th, 2011
   Given the rising price of oil and the mandates in the EISA, the pressure for cellulosic biofuels has never been greater. However, the production of these biofuels has lagged, not meeting the mandated levels, even after they’ve been reduced.
   The AAEA Extension Section and the Western Farm Management Extension Committee have organized a webinar evaluating commercialization of cellulosic biofuels and discussing farmers’ abilities to overcome production, logistical, and environmental constraints to delivering switchgrass, wheat straw, and corn stover/cobs feedstocks in the Great Plains.
   See also the Extension Section website

AG IN UNCERTAIN TIMES EN ESPAÑOL seminarios enfocados en las tendencias y dinámicas que afectan el mercadeo y la inocuidad de las frutas y verduras para consumo fresco March 7 and 21, 2011 webinar series
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Ag and the Tax Relief Act of 2010 – Key Changes for Farmers and Ranchers
Monday – February 7, 2011
The Tax Relief Act of 2010 has a number of changes to the tax code important to agricultural producers. In this Ag in Uncertain Times webinar, we will be discussing the key changes in the new Tax Law and how they affect agricultural producers. Many of the changes will have a direct impact on depreciation and expensing options available to businesses. The discussion will be useful for all sizes and types of farms and ranches.
   Gary J. Hoff, Extension Specialist – Taxation, at the University of Illinois, will be providing an overview of the various changes relevant to agricultural producers.
   Dr. Ruby Ward from the Department of Applied Economics at Utah State University will take a closer look at the special depreciation rule which allows 100% of the cost of new assets to be expensed in the year purchased and how the election of this option could affect the operations depreciation and cash flow.

Managing Volatility In Agriculture Web Seminar Series
December 8, 2010: Volatility in American Agriculture
   Daniel Sumner, Ph.D., Director, University of California, Agricultural Issues Center, and Professor, University of California, Davis will set the context for the Managing Volatility in Agriculture seminar series on December 8 with an overview of the factors continuing to support volatility in ag and input markets.
   Danny Klinefelter, Ph.D., Professor, Texas A&M University and Extension Economist, Texas AgriLife Extension, will follow with a presentation on the management principles that all producers can apply to their farm and ranch businesses to help manage the variety of risks associated with farm product and input price volatility.

December 9, 2010: Volatility and the Livestock Industry
   Gary Brester, Ph.D., Professor, Montana State University and John Hewlett, Farm/ Ranch Management Specialist, University of Wyoming will address both sources and causes of volatility in livestock markets over the past 12 months as well as, anticipated changes through the coming year on an international, national, and regional level. An outline of the position that livestock sector participants should take to best weather the coming swings in U.S. livestock markets will conclude the session.

December 15, 2010: Volatility and Grains
   Ed Allen, International Grains Team, USDA-ERS and Duane Griffith, Extension Farm Management Specialist, Montana State University will address current conditions and future volatility in the grain markets and explain how this type of volatility provides new marketing opportunities for producers. A review of tools available to take advantage of relatively high markets, when they appear, will also be covered.

December 16, 2010: Volatility and Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
   Roberta Cook, Ph.D., Marketing Economist, University of California, Davis, will lead this session by highlighting and discussing major risk factors, issues and trends causing volatility in the fruit and vegetable industry while presenting strategies for the industry to be successful in the 21st century.
   Kynda Curtis, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Utah State University will provide an overview and discuss several management tools available to minimize the risk and volatility to a fruit and vegetable producing operation.


March 10, 17 and 24, 2009
Ag In Uncertain Times En Español

Click here for more details . . . .


Pulling it all together: Managing Ag Enterprises in Uncertain times
December 2, 2009 – Where Are We? 90 minutes
* Jason Henderson, Branch Executive of the the Omaha Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

December 9, 2009 – Where Do We Want To Go? 90 minutes
Risk Management Resources for each region of US agriculture will be presented, with a panel on how to access these resources.
Speakers:
* Bob Craven, Director of the Center for Farm Financial Management
* HL Goodwin, Director of the Southern Center for Risk Management Education
* Doug Jose, Director of the North Central Center for Risk Management Education
* Jon Newkirk, Director of the Western Center for Risk Management Education
* Don Tilmon, Director of the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education

December 16, 2009 – Pulling it All Together 90 minutes
Using the wealth of information available from the Ag in uncertain times . . . Webinar series.
* John Nelson on Enhancing Your Educational Efforts
* Trent Teegerstrom on Getting and Using the Information and Tools
* Jon Newkirk on What Have We Learned?

Operating in risky environments
November 4, 2009 – Where Are We? 90 minutes
* Gary Brester, Montana State University, will discuss some of the factors creating the very risky environment many agricultural producers are facing and provide insights on thinking about strategies to deal with the volatility in day-to-day operational decisions.
* John Hewlett, University of Wyoming, will discuss “Strategic Risk Management in Agriculture,” a strategic planning approach to organize the process of risk management.

November 18, 2009 – How Do We Get There? 90 minutes
* Duane Griffith, Montana State University
* John Hewlett, University of Wyoming and
* Jay Parsons, Colorado State University
- Team-up to present “Risk Navigator” a set of tools providing the necessary equipment to begin implementing the Strategic Risk Management (SRM) process presented in the November 4th webinar.


Families facing uncertainty in agriculture
October 7, 2009 – Where Are We? 90 minutes
* Dave Goeller, University of Nebraska – Ag in Uncertain Times: What we learned from the 80’s
* Jay Gordon, Executive Director of the Washington State Dairy Federation – Ag in Uncertain Times: What has Happened with Dairy?

October 14, 2009 – Where Do We Want to Go? 2 hours
* Elaine Froese – Communication Roadblocks
* Jeff Tranel, Colorado State University – The Interplay of Farm Business Finances and Family Expenses
* Michael Rosmann, AgriWellness, Inc. – Managing Ourselves Optimally During Uncertain Times

October 20, 2009 – How Do We Get There? 90 minutes
* Norm Dalsted – bankruptcy
* Kenneth Copple – bankruptcy

October 21, 2009 – How Do We Get There? 90 minutes
* Ruth Hambleton – Tools and Techniques of the Family Business: How to Make Assignments and Carry Out Business Plans
* Bob Fetsch, Colorado State University – Who Copes Well with Tough Times?


Operating in the face of uncertain markets
September 23, 2009 – How Do We Get There?
* Dawn Thilmany – Alternative Markets: Tools for Applying Sound Business Principles
* Raleigh Curtis – Commodity Marketing, Tools for Creating a Clear Road Map

September 17, 2009 – Where Do We Want to Go? Niche and Specialty Crops, Alternative Marketing Strategies
* Russ Tronstad, University of Arizona – Niche Marketing Strategies
* Rod Sharp, Colorado State University – Making a Successful Alternative Enterprise

September 16, 2009 – Where Do We Want to Go? Commodity Marketing Strategies
* Edward Usset – Grain Marketing Strategies
* Dillon Feuz – Livestock Marketing Strategies

September 9, 2009 – Where Are We?
* Matt Roberts – What are Today’s Grain Markets Telling Us about the Future?
* Jim Robb – Livestock Marketing Strategies for Challenging Times


Operating in the face of uncertain credit
June 24, 2009 – How Do We Get There?
* Duane Griffith - Extension Specialist, Montana State University
* Dale Nordquist - Extension Specialist, Center for Farm Financial Management,
University of Minnesota

June 17, 2009 – Where Do We Want to Go? a panel of agri-business professionals
* Cori Price - VP Senior Loan Officer South Valley Bank Lakeview Oregon
* Bob Syron – Director of Credit for Wilbur Ellis
* Joel Lorenzen – Chief Credit Officer, Farm Credit Services Southwest

June 10, 2009 – Where Are We? a panel of agricultural lenders
* Jay Penick - CEO Northwest Farm Credit Association
* Curt Covington – Senior VP, Agribusiness Banking, Bank of the West
* Chris Beyerhelm – Assistant Deputy Administrator for Farm Loan Programs with the Farm Service Agency

June 9, 2009 – What’s Around the Corner & Down the Road?
* David Kohl – Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

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