Agricultural "Outlook" for 2012 Posted Online – Listen to the "Live" Outlook presentations by OSU Extension Economists

By: Barry Ward, Leader, Production Business Management, OSU Extension, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics and Bruce Clevenger, Extension Educator, Agricultural and Natural Resources, OSU Extension, Defiance County

Farmers, agribusinesses and others in the agricultural industry had the opportunity to learn more about the current farm outlook at an Ohio State University Extension 2012 Farm Outlook Program in Defiance County on December 20, 2011.

Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics and OSU Extension made presentations that brought forth the latest outlook on the grain markets, energy, land values and rent, production inputs and farm policy.

You can listen to each of the ‘live’ presentations from that evening linked below. Featured topics and speakers include:

Carl Zulauf, OSU Extension Agricultural Economist, on Farm Policy and the Farm Bill (In Zulauf’s absence, Matt Roberts did this presentation).

Barry Ward, OSU Extension Agricultural Economist, on production economics of farmland values and input costs such as seed, chemical and fertilizer markets.

Matt Roberts, OSU Extension Agricultural Economist, on grain and energy market outlook.

The files are available by accessing the link listed below. Presentations may take a minute to load, but should play well on high speed connections.