MARCH 27, 2008


Otto Doering, Purdue University

Impact of Energy Crop Production on U.S. Agricultural Economics

Impact of the Farm Bill and the Energy Bill on Agriculture to Date


Thomas Dobbs, Food and Society Policy Fellows Program

Economics and Policy Conditions to Foster Sustainable Farm Systems


Gerald Bange, The World Agricultural Outlook Board

Update on the USDA Agricultural Outlook


Seth Meyer, University of Missouri, Columbia

Impacts of Overseas Demand (over the next 15–20 years) on U.S. Agriculture


MAY 2, 2008


Roger Claassen, USDA Economic Research Service

Impact of Conservation Programs on U.S. Agriculture


Douglas Lawrence, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service

Impact of Agroenvironmental Policies on the Environmental Sustainability of U.S. Agriculture


Sally Shaver, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA Regulations That Could Impact Agricultural Producers


Connie Musgrove, University of Maryland

State Policies and Programs for Improving the Environmental Performance of Agriculture


Cathy Kling, Iowa State University

Cost and Benefit of Developing Policies to Improve Water Quality


Jerry Skees, University of Kentucky

Impact of Crop Insurance on Farmers’ Decisions to Adopt Agronomic Practices


AUGUST 5–6, 2008


Joan Nassauer, University of Michigan

Landscape Perspectives on Agricultural Intensification and Biodiversity


Laurie Drinkwater, Cornell University

Research and Understanding of Complex Farming Systems


Ariena van Bruggen, Wageningen University

Ecological Principles Underlying the Functioning of Farming Systems


Kathy Soder, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Opportunities and Challenges in Management-Intensive Grazing Systems



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