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FEB 18 - 19 2021

USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum

The Forum will open February 16 and the Official Program will begin February 18, at 8:00 a.m. ET

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The official Forum program will begin February 18, at 8:00 a.m. ET

The 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum is now open! Take advantage of the early opportunity to tour the virtual environment and familiarize yourself with the features before the official program begins Thursday, February 18 at 8:00 a.m. ET. All presentations will be available on-demand for 12-months following the event.


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Registration for the Forum is now closed. Starting Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 a.m. virtual “on-site” registration will be available on this page. 

The Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF) is USDA’s oldest and largest annual gathering.
The 2021 Forum, themed “Building on Innovation: A Pathway to Resilience,” builds on USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda, launched last year to align USDA’s resources, programs, and research toward the goal of increasing U.S. agricultural production by 40 percent while cutting the environmental footprint of U.S. agriculture in half by 2050. The Forum program will focus on the central role science and innovation have played in helping the agricultural sector overcome challenges and build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Forum will feature a panel of distinguished guest speakers and 30 breakout sessions developed by agencies across USDA. Topics covered include the food price outlook, innovations in agriculture, U.S. and global agricultural trade developments, and frontiers in sustainability and conservation. In addition, the USDA Chief Economist will unveil the Department’s latest outlook for U.S. commodity markets and trade and discuss the U.S. farm income situation.


About USDA’s Outlook Forum
USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum began in 1923 to distribute and interpret national forecasts to farmers in the field. The goal was to provide the information developed through economic forecasting to farmers, so they had the tools to read market signals and avoid producing beyond demand. Since then, the Forum has developed 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. On average, 1,600 people attend the Forum each year.


The 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 leads to well-functioning open markets.


The Forum offers opportunities for exchanging ideas, information and best practices among producers, processors, policymakers, government officials, and non-governmental organizations, both domestic and foreign.
 

 

Speakers
  • Jessica Badour

    Veteran Communications Specialist & Preeminent Food Safety Professional
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jim Barham, PhD

    Acting Assistant Chief Data Officer Data Analytics Division Director Innovation Center USDA Rural Development
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Laura Batcha

    CEO and Executive Director, Organic Trade Association
    BIOGRAPHY
  • David M. Beasley

    Executive Director, World Food Programme
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bryony Bonning

    Eminent Scholar and Professor Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Julie Brewer

    Director of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Roger Buelow

    CTO, AeroFarms
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Jean Buzby

    SDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Andrea Carlson

    Economist, Food Markets Branch of the Food Economics Division, USDA Economic Research Service
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kevin Dobson

    Vice President, Business Development, DTE Biomass Energy
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Vicky Drew

    Vermont USDA NRCS State Conservationist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bill Even

    Chief Executive Office, National Pork Board
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ellen Hanak

    Vice President and Director of the PPIC Water Policy Center and a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California,
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jackie Haven

    Deputy Administrator, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Casey Houweling

    Chairman, Houweling's Group
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Aaron Hrozencik

    Research Agricultural Economists at the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Ph.D.

    Administrator of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Acting Chief Scientist USDA
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nathan Kauffman

    Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ashley Kosiak

    Impact Programs Manager, James Beard Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tricia Kovac

    Deputy Administrator for Transportation and Marketing, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sanjeev Krishnan

    Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director at S2G Ventures
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Barb Masters

    Vice President of Regulatory Policy, Food and Agriculture at Tyson Foods, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lara Moody

    Vice President of Stewardship and Sustainability Programs, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Mathieu Ngouajio

    National Science Liaison for Plant Systems, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • David Preisler

    Chief Executive Office, Minnesota Pork Producers Association, Minnesota Pork Board
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Taylor Person Reynolds

    Technology policy director of MIT's Internet Policy Research Initiative
    BIOGRAPHY
  • DANIA RODRIGUEZ

    Executive Director of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shari Rogge-Fidler

  • Karen Ross

    Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Andriy Rozstalnyy

    Animal Health Officer, Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lee Schulz

    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State Univeristy
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joshua Seidemann

    Vice President of Policy of NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Mo Shakouri

  • Joshua Stoll

    Assistant Professor of Marine Policy, School of Marine Sciences at University of Maine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rebecca Thistlethwaite

    Extension Specialist and Director of the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network, Oregon State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ray Wheeler

    Plant Physiologist and Senior Scientist, NASA's Kennedy Space Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Winkler

    Senior Director of Category Management for Beef and Pork at US Foods Corporate Headquarters
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sarah Wyant

    President, Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY

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Speakers

  • Jessica Badour
    Jessica Badour
    Veteran Communications Specialist & Preeminent Food Safety Professional
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jim Barham, PhD
    Jim Barham, PhD
    Acting Assistant Chief Data Officer Data Analytics Division Director Innovation Center USDA Rural Development
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Laura Batcha
    Laura Batcha
    CEO and Executive Director, Organic Trade Association
    BIOGRAPHY
  • David M. Beasley
    David M. Beasley
    Executive Director, World Food Programme
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bryony Bonning
    Bryony Bonning
    Eminent Scholar and Professor Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Julie Brewer
    Julie Brewer
    Director of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Roger Buelow
    Roger Buelow
    CTO, AeroFarms
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Jean Buzby
    Dr. Jean Buzby
    SDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Andrea Carlson
    Andrea Carlson
    Economist, Food Markets Branch of the Food Economics Division, USDA Economic Research Service
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kevin Dobson
    Kevin Dobson
    Vice President, Business Development, DTE Biomass Energy
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Vicky Drew
    Vicky Drew
    Vermont USDA NRCS State Conservationist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bill Even
    Bill Even
    Chief Executive Office, National Pork Board
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ellen Hanak
    Ellen Hanak
    Vice President and Director of the PPIC Water Policy Center and a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California,
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jackie Haven
    Jackie Haven
    Deputy Administrator, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Casey Houweling
    Casey Houweling
    Chairman, Houweling's Group
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Aaron Hrozencik
    Aaron Hrozencik
    Research Agricultural Economists at the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Ph.D.
    Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Ph.D.
    Administrator of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Acting Chief Scientist USDA
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nathan Kauffman
    Nathan Kauffman
    Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ashley Kosiak
    Ashley Kosiak
    Impact Programs Manager, James Beard Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tricia Kovac
    Tricia Kovac
    Deputy Administrator for Transportation and Marketing, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sanjeev Krishnan
    Sanjeev Krishnan
    Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director at S2G Ventures
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Barb Masters
    Dr. Barb Masters
    Vice President of Regulatory Policy, Food and Agriculture at Tyson Foods, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lara Moody
    Lara Moody
    Vice President of Stewardship and Sustainability Programs, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Mathieu Ngouajio
    Dr. Mathieu Ngouajio
    National Science Liaison for Plant Systems, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • David Preisler
    David Preisler
    Chief Executive Office, Minnesota Pork Producers Association, Minnesota Pork Board
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Taylor Person Reynolds
    Taylor Person Reynolds
    Technology policy director of MIT's Internet Policy Research Initiative
    BIOGRAPHY
  • DANIA RODRIGUEZ
    DANIA RODRIGUEZ
    Executive Director of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shari Rogge-Fidler
    Shari Rogge-Fidler
  • Karen Ross
    Karen Ross
    Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Andriy Rozstalnyy
    Dr. Andriy Rozstalnyy
    Animal Health Officer, Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lee Schulz
    Lee Schulz
    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State Univeristy
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joshua Seidemann
    Joshua Seidemann
    Vice President of Policy of NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Mo Shakouri
    Dr. Mo Shakouri
  • Joshua Stoll
    Joshua Stoll
    Assistant Professor of Marine Policy, School of Marine Sciences at University of Maine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rebecca Thistlethwaite
    Rebecca Thistlethwaite
    Extension Specialist and Director of the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network, Oregon State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ray Wheeler
    Ray Wheeler
    Plant Physiologist and Senior Scientist, NASA's Kennedy Space Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Winkler
    Mark Winkler
    Senior Director of Category Management for Beef and Pork at US Foods Corporate Headquarters
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sarah Wyant
    Sarah Wyant
    President, Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
Agenda

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