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Doors Open on February 23, 2023 at 6:00 am EST

USDA's 99th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum

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.

To attend the Forum in Person visit the In-Person Registration Site
For additional information, and to register to attend in person please visit: https://www.usda.gov/oce/ag-outlook-forum.

 


Speakers
  • Tom Adams

    Co-Founder, CEO - Pairwise
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Amanda Beal

    Commissioner - Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Cornelius Blanding

    Executive Director - Federation of Southern Cooperatives
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jewel Bronaugh

    Commissioner - Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Roger Claassen

    Natural Resource Specialist - Natural Resources Conservation Service
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Laura Cross

    Director Market Intelligence Service - International Fertilizer Association
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Roger Cryan

    Chief Economist - American Farm Bureau Federation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Emily Engelhard

    Managing Director of Thought Leadership - Feeding America
    BIOGRAPHY
  • John Erickson

    National Program Leader - National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jon Esformes

    CEO and Operating Partner - Sunripe Certified Brands
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Brian Fuchs

    Geoscientist / Climatologist - National Drought Mitigation Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joseph Glauber

    Senior Research Fellow - International Food Policy Research Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jason Hafemeister

    Acting Deputy Under Secretary - USDA, Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ines Hanrahan, PhD

    Executive Director - Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Andrew Harig

    Vice President, Tax, Trade, Sustainability & Policy Development - Food Marketing Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Troy Heinert

    Executive Director - Intertribal Buffalo Council
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Scott Herndon

    President - Field to Market
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Chavonda Jacobs-Young

    Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics - Research, Education, and Economics, USDA
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Josh Linville

    Vice President of Fertilizer - StoneX
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carrie Litkowski

    Economist - USDA Economic Research Service
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Charles Luce

    Research Hydrologist - USFS
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Matthew MacLachlan

    Research Economist - USDA - ERS
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Doug McKalip

    Ambassador, U.S. Agricultural Chief Negotiator - U.S. Office of the Trade Representative
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Seth Meyer

    Chief Economist - USDA
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Hope Michelson

    Associate Professor - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Matthew Miller

    Agricultural Economist - Economic Research Service
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Karama Neal

    RBCS Administrator - USDA/RD
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Paul Neubauer

    Assistant Farm Manager - Vilicus Farms
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Hansel New

    Director of Sustainability Programs - Dairy Farmers of America
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Andy Olsen

    Sr. Policy Advocate - Environmental Law & Policy Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • David Oppedahl

    Policy Adviser - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Chris Oswalt

    Research Forester - United States Forest Service
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joe Parsons

    Director, Methodology Division - National Agricultural Statistics Service
    BIOGRAPHY
  • John Piotti

    President - American Farmland Trust
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nicholas Potter

    Research Agricultural Economist - USDA-ERS
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Pete Riley

    Former Agricultural Economist - Formerly with USDA FPAC Business Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lloyd Ritter

    Director - Green Capitol
    BIOGRAPHY
  • William Rooney

    Vice President for Strategic Development - Kuehne & Nagel, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Adam Sparger

    Director - USDA/ AMS/ Transportation and Marketing Program
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sharon Sydow

    Senior Economist - USDA Office of the Chief Economist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alexis Taylor

    Under Secretary - USDA, Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tom Vilsack

    United States Secretary of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Caitlin Welsh

    Director, Global Food Security Program - Center for Strategic & International Studies
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tony Willardson

    Executive Director - Western States Water Council
    BIOGRAPHY
  • William Wilson

    University Distinguished Professor and CHS Endowed Chair in Risk and Trading - North Dakota State University, Department of Agric
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Deborah Yocum

    Business Loan and Grant Analyst - USDA/RD
    BIOGRAPHY

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For up to the minute agenda information please click on this link: https://www.usda.gov/oce/ag-outlook-forum/2023-aof-program

 

 

Speakers


  • Tom Adams
    Tom Adams

    Co-Founder, CEO - Pairwise

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Amanda Beal
    Amanda Beal

    Commissioner - Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Cornelius Blanding
    Cornelius Blanding

    Executive Director - Federation of Southern Cooperatives

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jewel Bronaugh
    Jewel Bronaugh

    Commissioner - Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Roger Claassen
    Roger Claassen

    Natural Resource Specialist - Natural Resources Conservation Service

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Laura Cross
    Laura Cross

    Director Market Intelligence Service - International Fertilizer Association

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Roger Cryan
    Roger Cryan

    Chief Economist - American Farm Bureau Federation

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Emily Engelhard
    Emily Engelhard

    Managing Director of Thought Leadership - Feeding America

    BIOGRAPHY
  • John Erickson
    John Erickson

    National Program Leader - National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jon Esformes
    Jon Esformes

    CEO and Operating Partner - Sunripe Certified Brands

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Brian Fuchs
    Brian Fuchs

    Geoscientist / Climatologist - National Drought Mitigation Center

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joseph Glauber
    Joseph Glauber

    Senior Research Fellow - International Food Policy Research Institute

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jason Hafemeister
    Jason Hafemeister

    Acting Deputy Under Secretary - USDA, Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ines Hanrahan, PhD
    Ines Hanrahan, PhD

    Executive Director - Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Andrew Harig
    Andrew Harig

    Vice President, Tax, Trade, Sustainability & Policy Development - Food Marketing Institute

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Troy Heinert
    Troy Heinert

    Executive Director - Intertribal Buffalo Council

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Scott Herndon
    Scott Herndon

    President - Field to Market

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Chavonda Jacobs-Young
    Chavonda Jacobs-Young

    Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics - Research, Education, and Economics, USDA

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Josh Linville
    Josh Linville

    Vice President of Fertilizer - StoneX

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carrie Litkowski
    Carrie Litkowski

    Economist - USDA Economic Research Service

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Charles Luce
    Charles Luce

    Research Hydrologist - USFS

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Matthew MacLachlan
    Matthew MacLachlan

    Research Economist - USDA - ERS

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Doug McKalip
    Doug McKalip

    Ambassador, U.S. Agricultural Chief Negotiator - U.S. Office of the Trade Representative

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Seth Meyer
    Seth Meyer

    Chief Economist - USDA

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Hope Michelson
    Hope Michelson

    Associate Professor - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Matthew Miller
    Matthew Miller

    Agricultural Economist - Economic Research Service

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Karama Neal
    Karama Neal

    RBCS Administrator - USDA/RD

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Paul Neubauer
    Paul Neubauer

    Assistant Farm Manager - Vilicus Farms

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Hansel New
    Hansel New

    Director of Sustainability Programs - Dairy Farmers of America

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Andy Olsen
    Andy Olsen

    Sr. Policy Advocate - Environmental Law & Policy Center

    BIOGRAPHY
  • David Oppedahl
    David Oppedahl

    Policy Adviser - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Chris Oswalt
    Chris Oswalt

    Research Forester - United States Forest Service

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joe Parsons
    Joe Parsons

    Director, Methodology Division - National Agricultural Statistics Service

    BIOGRAPHY
  • John Piotti
    John Piotti

    President - American Farmland Trust

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nicholas Potter
    Nicholas Potter

    Research Agricultural Economist - USDA-ERS

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Pete Riley
    Pete Riley

    Former Agricultural Economist - Formerly with USDA FPAC Business Center

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lloyd Ritter
    Lloyd Ritter

    Director - Green Capitol

    BIOGRAPHY
  • William Rooney
    William Rooney

    Vice President for Strategic Development - Kuehne & Nagel, Inc.

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Adam Sparger
    Adam Sparger

    Director - USDA/ AMS/ Transportation and Marketing Program

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sharon Sydow
    Sharon Sydow

    Senior Economist - USDA Office of the Chief Economist

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alexis Taylor
    Alexis Taylor

    Under Secretary - USDA, Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tom Vilsack
    Tom Vilsack

    United States Secretary of Agriculture

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Caitlin Welsh
    Caitlin Welsh

    Director, Global Food Security Program - Center for Strategic & International Studies

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tony Willardson
    Tony Willardson

    Executive Director - Western States Water Council

    BIOGRAPHY
  • William Wilson
    William Wilson

    University Distinguished Professor and CHS Endowed Chair in Risk and Trading - North Dakota State University, Department of Agric

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Deborah Yocum
    Deborah Yocum

    Business Loan and Grant Analyst - USDA/RD

    BIOGRAPHY
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