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2017 Extension Section Annual Meeting Activities

Sunday, July 30

  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Graduate Student Extension Competition - Great America I & II
  • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Extension Section Business Meeting & Reception - Chicago Ballroom B

Monday, July 31

  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Washington Policy Update - Kane
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Crop and Livestock Outlook - Addison
  • 2:45PM - 4:15 PM - Extension's Response to Farm Financial Stress - Illinois

Tuesday, August 1

  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Current Financial Conditions of Midwestern Farms - Armitage
  • 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM - Risk Management Programs and the Next Farm Bill (Joint with ARA) - Denver
  • 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM - Graduate Student Extension Competition Winners (Joint with GSS) - Cook
  • 4:45 PM - 6:15PM - A Toolbox for Early-Career and Future Extension Educators (Joint with GSS) - Chicago Ballroom C
  • 4:45 PM - 6:15PM - Rural entrepreneurship in times of change (Joint with CRENET) - Great America I

2016 Track Sessions

  • Washington Policy Update
  • Graduate Student Extension Competition Winners (Joint with GSS)
  • Not Your Grandparents' Farm Bill (or Does the U.S. Farm Bill Still Matter?) (Joint with Senior)
  • Building Management Capacity for American Indian Agricultural Businesses
  • Extension Educational Efforts and the 2014 Farm Bill
  • Extension Section Crops Outlook
  • Extension Section Livestock Outlook

2015 Track Sessions

  • Washington Policy Update by Chief Economists from the House and Senate Ag Committees
  • Nexus of the Local Food System, Small Farm Agriculture and the New Farm Legislation (Joint with COSBAE)
  • Protecting Agricultural Operations in Today's Legal Environment
  • The Implications of "Big Ag Data" for Agricultural Risk/Farm Management (Joint with Senior)
  • Extension Section Livestock Outlook
  • Crops Outlook
  • Prospects for GMOs and GMO Labeling (Joint with Senior)
  • Graduate Student Extension Competition Winners (Joint with GSS)

2014 Track Sessions

  • Washington Policy Update by Chief Economists from the House and Senate Ag Committees
  • Hydraulic Fracturing of Tight Formations to Produce Oil and Gas Creates New Competition for Resources: Balancing the Interests of Production Companies with Those of Agricultural and Other Resource Users
  • Crop Insurance and Implementation of the Farm Bill
  • Livestock Outlook
  • Three Case Studies on Innovative Risk Management Extension Programing (Joint with ARA)
  • Farm Program and Insurance Choices: A Real Time Risk Decision Aid (Joint with ARA)
  • Graduate Student Extension Competition Winners (Joint with GSS)
  • Crop Outlook

2013 Track Sessions

  • Washington Policy Update from Economist from the House and Senate Agriculture Committees
  • Grain Outlook
  • Economic Implications and Policy Responses to Climate Change (Joint with Senior Section)
  • Livestock Outlook and Industry Issues
  • Peer Advisory Groups for Agricultural Producers
  • Risk Modeling for Extension Economists

Past Annual Meeting Presentations (2003-2012)