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Past Track Sessions

2012 Track Sessions, Seattle, WA

Impacts of Free Trade Agreements
Organizer: Dale Colyer, West Virginia University

Immigration Issues and Options for Agriculture and Agribusiness
Organizer: Ronald D. Knutson, Texas A&M University

Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA)
Organizer: John N. Ferris, Michigan State University

Impacts of 2010 Dietary Guidelines on Fruit, Vegetable, and Livestock Industries
Organizers: Walter J. Armbruster, Farm Foundation (retired); Ronald D. Knutson, Texas A&M University

A Pressure Cooker for Change: Food Policy and the 2012 Farm Bill
Organizer: Jean Kinsey, University of Minnesota

Is Subsidizing Farm Crop and Revenue Insurance Economically Justified?
Organizer: Richard G. Heifner, retired

Obesity, Diet, and Health
Organizer: Walter J. Armbruster, Farm Foundation (retired)

2011 Track Sessions, Pittsburgh, PA

Meeting Fuel Mandates with Red Hot Markets
Organizer: Samuel M. Funk, Doane Advisory Services

Recent and Upcoming Innovations in Food Assistance Programs
Organizers: Helen Jensen, Iowa State University; Katherine Ralston, USDA-ERS; Walter J. Armbruster, Farm Foundation (retired)

Standing on the Shoulders of a Giant: The Broad Reach of Professor Jean Kinsey
Organizer: Andrea Carlson, USDA-ERS

Policy Options and Consequences for the 2012 Farm Bill
Organizers: Ronald Knutson and Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University

Policy Analysis and Education in an Era of Advocacy
Organizers: Walter J. Armbruster, Farm Foundation (retired); Kitty Smith, USDA-ERS

Human Capital: Competing on Capabilities in Agriculture
Organizer: Allan Gray, Purdue University

The Federal Policy Role in Today's Food and Agricultural Markets
Organizers: Walter J. Armbruster, Farm Foundation (retired); Ronald Knutson, Texas A&M University

2010 Track Sessions, Denver, CO

What is Next for NAFTA: Unresolved Issues
Organizers: Ron Knutson, Texas A&M U; Karl Meilke, U of Guelph
Moderator: Ron Knutson, Texas A&M U
Discussants: Pablo Sherwell, SAGARPA; Glenn Fox, U of Guelph; Mechel Paggi, California State U, Fresno; Ron Knutson, Texas A&M U; Karl Meilke, U of Guelph

USDA/Land Grant Extension Outlook Program and Role of Farm Management (Centennial Session)
Moderator: James Hilker, Michigan State U

Ever Changing AAEA Research Challenges (Centennial Session)
Organizer: Vernon Eidman, U of Minnesota
Moderator: Vernon Eidman, U of Minnesota
Discussants: Sandra Batie, Michigan State U; Kenneth Farrell, U of California

The Land Grant Vision of Extension's Future
Organizers: Mark Waller, Texas A&M U; Matthew Stockton, U of Nebraska
Moderator: Matthew Stockton, U of Nebraska
Discussant: Henry Bahn, USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Greenhouse Gas Markets and Agriculture
Organizers: Raymond Massey, U of Missouri; David Miller, AgraGate Climate Credits Corporation
Moderator: Matthew Roberts, The Ohio State U

Outstanding Intellectual Contributions by Agricultural Economists
Organizer: Vernon Eidman, U of Minnesota
Moderator: Vernon Eidman, U of Minnesota
Discussant: Bernard Stanton, Cornell U