2021 Agricultural Policy and Winter Outlooks a Must Attend Event for Anyone Working in Agriculture

A core mission of Land Grant institutions like The Ohio State University is to take research and knowledge from the university and share it with those in the communities they serve. The 2021 Agricultural Policy and Outlook winter meetings, hosted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) and OSU Extension will offer much-needed industry news and insight to those involved in the agricultural industry during a time marked with so much global uncertainty.

“The summary of last year’s events along with key aspects to monitor for the up-coming year allows everyone to gain insight into an area of focus, while providing new topics to learn from,” says Craig von Stein, Producer and Vice President/Business Banking Officer at Citizens National Bank.

Even though social distancing measures prevent large group gatherings, outlooks on a variety of topics will be presented virtually to provide understanding of what markets and policy may look like moving forward so businesses and organizations can make sound decisions.

2021 Winter Outlook Meetings Schedule: 

  • Where are we going with US and Global Trade?”
    Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm EST
    Ian Sheldon will examine the effect of the pandemic on global trade and how that compares to its impact on both global and U.S. agricultural trade. This will be followed by an evaluation of where we are on the Phase 1 Agreement with China, and what we might expect on trade policy from the incoming administration.
    Register at: go.osu.edu/outlooktrade
  • “Climate and Grain Market Outlook”

January 22, 2021, 10:00-11:30 am EST
Aaron Wilson with OSU Extension and the Byrd Polar Climate Center and Ben Brown, previously with AEDE will be hosting a climate and grain market outlook as Ohio producers start to make plans for 2021. Key points for will cover the short-term outlook on Ohio and regional weather, long term season climate trends, grain market analysis, and marketing strategies.
Register at: go.osu.edu/outlookgrainclimate

  • Climate and Grain Market Outlook”
    February 19, 2021 10:00-11:30 am EST

Aaron Wilson with OSU Extension and the Byrd Polar Climate Center and Ben Brown, previously with AEDE will be hosting a climate and grain market outlook as Ohio producers start to make plans for 2021. Key points for will cover the short-term outlook on Ohio and regional weather, long term season climate trends, grain market analysis, and marketing strategies.
Register at: go.osu.edu/outlookgrainclimate2

 

  • “Food Waste: Trends & Updates”
    March 5, 2021, 11:00-Noon EST
    Brian Roe
    Participants will learn about the economic, environmental and social implications of food waste; the implications of the COVID pandemic on household level food waste; and learn about recent recommendations for reducing food waste among consumers proposed by the National Academy of Sciences.
    Register at: go.osu.edu/outlookfoodwaste2
  • “Local Food and Direct Marketing”
    March 5, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
    Zoë Plakias will describe the key trends in direct marketing during the COVID-19 pandemic, how they impact businesses and organizations, detail the possible challenges and opportunities for direct marketing post pandemic, and predict the possible impacts for their business or organization post- pandemic.
    Register at: go.osu.edu/outlooklocalfood
  • Climate and Grain Market Outlook”
    March 11, 2021 10:00-11:30 am EST

Aaron Wilson with OSU Extension and the Byrd Polar Climate Center and Ben Brown, previously with AEDE will be hosting a climate and grain market outlook as Ohio producers start to make plans for 2021. Key points for will cover the short-term outlook on Ohio and regional weather, long term season climate trends, grain market analysis, and marketing strategies.
Register at: go.osu.edu/outlookgrainclimate3

  • Farm Income and Financial Outlook”
    March 15, 2021, Noon-1:00 EST
    Ani Katchova will provide the 2021 farm income forecast, the 2021-2031 USDA Baseline projections of farm income, commodity markets, and trade, indicators and their accuracy, and financial stress including ag loan delinquency rates and bankruptcy rates.
    Register at: go.osu.edu/outlookfarmincome

 

OSU Extension Educator Mike Estadt says that the meetings are the one event that includes farmers, landowners, ag bankers, government officials and agri-business people who come together in the same room at the same time. “We get the most up-to date information on crop input costs, land values and cash rent trends, grain markets analysis and government policy,” says Estadt. “This program give the attendees the tools to make better decisions for their farms and businesses.”

 

The outlooks are free and open to the public. For the complete program information, visit go.osu.edu/outlook2021.

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