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2018 Extension Section Annual Meeting Schedule

Sunday, August 5

  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM - GSS Extension Competition - Hoover/Coolidge
  • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Extension Section Business Meeting and Reception - Maryland A

Monday, August 6

  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Outlook for Livestock, Poultry and Dairy: Ongoing and Emerging Issues (Joint with COSBAE) - Park Twr Ste 8216
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Washington Policy Outlook - Maryland A
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Extension Section Lecture & Luncheon - Salon 2
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Ongoing and Emerging Land Use Trade-offs Impacting Crop Outlook - Virginia A
  • 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM - Land Grant Universities and Rural Development: Are We Using All the Tools in Our Toolboxes? (Joint with CRENET) - Park Twr Ste 8212
  • 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM - “Institutional Alertness” in Research, Teaching and Extension: In memory of A. Allan Schmid and David Schweikhardt (Joint with IBES) - Hoover

Tuesday, August 7

  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Tax Policy and Agriculture (Joint with AFM) - Roosevelt Room 5
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Graduate Student Extension Competition Winners (Joint with GSS) - Maryland A
  • 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM - Communicating Economics to Non-Economists Including Policy-makers, Non-governmental Organizations, and Media Organizations (Joint with GSS and C-FARE) - Marriott Balcony B
  • 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM - Farm Financial Performance and Investment - Park Twr Ste 8219

Wednesday, August 8


2017 Track Sessions

  • Washington Policy Update
  • Crop and Livestock Outlook
  • Extension's Response to Farm Financial Stress
  • Current Financial Conditions of Midwestern Farms
  • Risk Management Programs and the Next Farm Bill (Joint with ARA)
  • Graduate Student Extension Competition Winners (Joint with GSS)
  • A Toolbox for Early-Career and Future Extension Educators (Joint with GSS)
  • Rural entrepreneurship in times of change (Joint with CRENET)

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)