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Last Updated: 11/6/2014

Annual Agriculture Conference

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On November 17, 2014, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will hold a conference to examine the role of farm income in the Midwest economy. While farm income has long been an important driver of midwestern economic activity, its influence had been waning until the boom in crop prices of the past decade. Moreover, this expansion of agricultural income contrasted sharply with the troubled fortunes of the broader economy of the Midwest during and after the Great Recession.

 

At the conference, experts from academia, industry, and policy institutions will discuss farm income trends and their interplay with the regional economy. The goals of the conference include understanding key components of farm income; assessing the primary economic drivers for the agricultural sector; examining policies that affect farm income; farm income’s linkages to agricultural lending; and discussing the influence of farm income on the midwestern economy, especially on rural communities.

 

 

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Monday, 11/17/14
8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Charles L. Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:15 AM
Session 1: Components of Farm Income
Todd H. Kuethe, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chris Hurt, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
10:45 AM
Session 2: Policies Affecting Farm Income
Joseph W. Glauber, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Mary Ahearn, Co-editor, Choices, and Senior Economist, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Retired)
12:00 PM
Lunch
Introduction
William Testa, Vice President, Regional Programs, Economic Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Keynote
The Honorable Jill Long Thompson, Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration
1:30 PM
Session 3: Panel Discussion – How Does Farm Income Influence the Midwest Economy?
Moderator
David B. Oppedahl, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Panelists
Mark Partridge, Professor, C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, Ohio State University
Steven C. Deller, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abram Tubbs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ohnward Bank and Trust
3:00 PM
Adjournment
 
Club Quarters
111 W. Adams Street
Chicago ,  IL   60603
(203) 905-2100
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Reservations: Individuals must call Club Quarters Member Services during business hours at 203-905-2100 to reserve their rooms before the cut-off date of Thursday, October 16, 2014. Any reservations after the cut-off date will be subject to availability.

 

Individuals should identify themselves with Federal Reserve Bank and use group code: FRB116. Please note that there is a $15.00 charge per extra person per room. Chicago's current hotel tax is 16.40%.

 

Rate: $114.00

 

Cut-off Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

 

Event Information
Event Contact
Ella Dukes
(312) 322-5757
Email
Date
11/17/14  - 11/17/14
Registration Deadline
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Location

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Third Floor Conference Center
230 S LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60604

Business Attire Required
Government Issued ID Required

 


Fee:
$100
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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413, USA. Tel. (312) 322-5322

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