2020 Risk and Profit Conference: ONLINE – August 10-14, 2020

Economics of Agriculture During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
An Ongoing Discussion

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current restrictions in Manhattan limiting the size of gatherings, we will be hosting the 2020 version of the Risk and Profit Conference online:

· Daily sessions, beginning August 10.

· Two sessions daily on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 12:00—1:30 pm· Four sessions on Thursday, starting at 10:30

· All sessions recorded and available later, as part of the registration· Registration=$30. Includes all live sessions, plus exclusive access to recordings and slides. 

Register online: http://commerce.cashnet.com/KSUagecon

SCHEDULE

Monday, August 10

Session 1 (12:00-12:45): Hedging the Sale of Kansas Live Cattle: A Review of the Past 10 Years – Brian Coffey
Session 2 (12:45-1:15): Ag Finance Situation – Allen Featherstone

Tuesday, August 11

Session 1 (12:00-12:45): Macroeconomy, Interest Rates, and Future Inflation  – Brian Briggeman
Session 2 (12:45-1:30): US Agri-Food Trade and COVID-19 – Vincent Amanor-Boadu, Kara Ross, Catharine Ofori-Bah

Wednesday, August 12

Session 1 (12:00-12:45): Crop Share or Cash Rent: How Does Risk Affect the Decision?-Mykel Taylor, Chelsea Arnold
Session 2 (12:45-1:30): Assessment of Ag’s Contribution to the Kansas Economy – Jody Wendt, John Leatherman

Thursday, August 13

Session 1 (10:30-11:15): Livestock Market Outlook—Glynn Tonsor
Session 2 (11:15-12:00): Grain Market Outlook—Dan O’Brien
Break/Lunch (12:00-12:30): Open Chat with K-State Agricultural Economics Extensions Specialists
Session 3 (12:30-1:15): Nontraditional Finance: Overview and Trends – Jenny Ifft
Session 4 (1:15-2:00): Projections of Net Farm Income for 2020 and 2021 – Gregg Ibendahl

Friday, August 14

Session 1 (12:00-12:45): Economic Losses From ARC/PLC Election In 2014 Farm Bill – Nathan Hendricks, Mary Kurzweil
Session 2 (12:45-1:30): International Grain Market Trends and Factors  – Guy Allen, Dan O’Brien

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