2017 Agricultural Outlook and Policy Conference

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Annapolis  |  December 12, 2017

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8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:50 a.m. Welcome, Paul Goeringer, Extension Legal Specialist, AREC
9:00 a.m. Commodity Price Prospects for 2018, Kevin McNew, President, GeoGrain and Adjunct Professor, AREC
10:00 a.m. Using Nontraditional Waters on the Farm, Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Goldstein, AREC
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Agricultural Conservation Practices and Water Quality, Jason Keppler, Watershed Implementation Program Manager, Maryland Department of Agriculture
11:15 a.m.

2017–18 Maryland Legislative Update, Colby Ferguson, Maryland Farm Bureau

11:45 a.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Dairy Panel, Dr. Howard Leathers, Associate Professor and Dale Johnson, Farm Management Specialist, AREC

2:00 p.m.

2017 Census of Agriculture, Dale Hawks, Delaware and Maryland State Statistician, USDA-NASS

2:30 p.m. 2018 Farm Bill Discussion, Dr. Vincent Smith, Professor of Economics, University of Montana and Director of the AEI National Agricultural Studies Program
3:15 p.m.

Ag Law Evaluation Review, Mayhah Suri and Paul Goeringer, AREC

3:45 p.m.

Concluding Thoughts