2017 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum Agenda

“Innovation in Wisconsin AgriBusiness:
Successes and Challenges”

Thursday, January 19, 2017, Varsity Hall II, Union South, 1308 W Dayton St, Madison, WI

10:30 AM – 4:00 PM


Agenda

10:30 – 11:00             Check-In/Registration

11:00 – 11:10             Introduction and Overview (Mitchell)

11:10 – 12:30             Agriculture Situation and Outlook
11:10 – 11:25                 Farm Income and Cost Outlook (Paul Mitchell, UW, AAE)
11:25 – 11:50                 Dairy Situation and Outlook (Mark Stephenson, UW, CDP)
11:50 – 12:15                 Grain Situation and Outlook (Todd Hubbs, U of IL Ag Econ)
12:15 – 12:30                 Panel Discussion and Questions

12:30 -1:30                Lunch

1:30 – 2:30                Current Trends and Future Challenges (John Biondi emcee)
1:30 – 1:55                    Business Trends & challenges for Wisconsin (Jim Wood, Wood Comm.)

1:55 – 2:20                    Trends & Challenges for Wisconsin AgriBusiness (Matt Kures, UWEX)
2:20 – 2:30                    D2P: Helping University Innovation Meet Emerging Challenges (John Biondi UW D2P)

 2:30 – 2:45                 Break

2:45 – 4:00                 Wisconsin Agricultural Innovation: Successes and Challenges
2:45 – 2:50                 John Biondi: Introduction and Questions
2:50 – 3:00                   Dairy (Kent Weigel, UW Dairy Science)
3:00 – 3:10                   Meat (Steve Van Lannen, American Foods Group)
3:10 – 3:20                   Fermentation (Mark Garthwaite, WI Brewers Guild)
3:20 – 3:30                   Seed/Vegetable (Bill Tracy, UW Agronomy)
3:30 – 4:00                 Panel Discussion and Questions