The Virtual platform will open at 6:00 am EST on February 23, 2023, and the Official Program will begin at 8:00 am EST.
This is the registration site for virtual attendance only. To attend the Forum in person visit the In-Person Registration Site.
USDA’s Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF) will be held in person at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA on February 23-24, 2023, and all sessions will be livestreamed on this platform.
The 2023 Forum will feature a presentation on the 2023 agricultural economy by USDA’s Chief Economist Seth Meyer, a plenary panel of distinguished guest speakers, and 30 breakout sessions organized by agencies across USDA, and covering a range of timely issues impacting the agriculture and food sector. More than one hundred government, industry, and academic leaders will share insights on a wide array of timely topics including commodity and food price outlooks, U.S. and global agricultural trade developments, supply chain disruptions, and innovations to mitigate impacts of climate change. Participants can attend the Agricultural Outlook Forum in person or virtually. Registration is required for both virtual and in-person attendance. There is no cost to attending the Forum virtually - register to attend virtually.
About the Outlook Forum
USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum began in 1923 to distribute and interpret information developed through economic forecasting to farmers so they had the tools to read market signals and avoid producing beyond demand. Since then, the event has evolved into a unique platform where key stakeholders from the agricultural sector in the United States and around the world come together every year to discuss current and emerging topics and trends in the sector. More than 6000 people attended the 2022 virtual Forum.
The Agricultural Outlook Forum, which is organized by USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist together with other USDA agencies, is independent of commercial interests and aims to facilitate information sharing among stakeholders and generate the transparency that supports well-functioning open markets.