2018 WI Agricultural Outlook Forum Agenda

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“Navigating the Rural-Urban Divide in Wisconsin”

Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum

9:30-10:00                   Registration

10:00-10:10                 Introduction and Overview
10:10-12:30                 Agricultural Situation and Outlook
10:10-10:25                     Farm Income and Cost Outlook (Paul Mitchell, UW AAE)
10:25-10:50                     Dairy Situation and Outlook (Mark Stephenson, UW CDP)
10:50-11:15                      Grain and Livestock Situation and Outlook (Brenda Boetel, UW RF)
11:15-11:30                       Questions and Panel Discussion
11:30-11:45                 Break
11:45-12:00                      Specialty Crop Situation and Outlook (Paul Mitchell, UW AAE)
12:00-12:20                     Wisconsin Economy Situation and Outlook (Steve Deller, UW AAE)
12:20-12:30                      Questions and Panel Discussion

12:30-1:30                Lunch 

Larry Meiller, Wisconsin Public Radio, emcee for afternoon

1:30-2:30                        The Politics of Resentment (Kathy Cramer, UW Political Science)
2:15-2:30                          Questions and Discussion
2:30-2:45                     Break
2:45-4:00                       Wisconsin Agribusiness and the Rural-Urban Divide
2:45-3:05                          Myths and Realities of the Rural Urban Divide (Tessa Conroy, UW AAE/UWEX)
3:05-3:10                           Questions and Discussion
3:10-4:00                          Wisconsin Agribusinesses Panel 
3:10-3:20                          Larry Alsum, Alsum Farms and Produce, Friesland
3:20-3:30                          Mark Crave, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Waterloo
3:30-3:40                          Mark O’Connell, Wisconsin Counties Association, Madison
3:40-4:00                          Panel Discussion and Questions