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Last Updated: 10/18/2017

Annual Agriculture Conference

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will hold its Annual Agriculture Conference on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This conference will inform and bring together those interested in issues surrounding agricultural trade and the global economy. A Chicago Fed Letter is available that summarizes the sessions at the conference.

Tuesday, 11/28/17
8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
David B.  Oppedahl, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:15 AM
Session I: Trends in Agricultural Trade and Drivers of Global Demand for Agricultural Products
C. Parr Rosson, Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
Katherine R.  Baylis, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
Session II: The Evolution of U.S. Agricultural Trade Policy and the Impacts of Trade Barriers
Joseph W. Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
Peyton Ferrier, Economist, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
12:00 PM
Charles L. Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Keynote Speaker
Tom Vilsack, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Dairy Export Council and former Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1:30 PM
Session III: Agricultural Trade’s Exposure to Deteriorating Infrastructure
Scott J. Sigman, Transportation and Export Infrastructure Lead, Illinois Soybean Association
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
Session IV: Panel Discussion – How Will the Midwest Economy and Agriculture Adjust to Changing Trade Patterns?
Philip I. Levy, Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
James Hansen, Senior Agricultural Economist, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Ernest P. Goss, Professor and Jack MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics, Creighton University
Steven Elmore, Chief Economist, Agriculture Division, DowDuPont
4:00 PM
The Club Quarters, Central Loop
111 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60604
Chicago ,  IL   60613
(203) 905-2100
Hotel rate: $177.00 plus tax

In the heart of the Loop near Symphony Center, Willis Tower and the Board of Trade, our hotel offers full service accommodations in a warm, club-like atmosphere. Choose from four guest room types for nightly stays plus corporate apartments for extended visits. Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop features many complimentary services including high speed Wi-Fi, unlimited, chilled bottled water, a fitness center, and access to the Club Living Room.

Event Information
Event Contact
Ella Dukes

Registration Deadline
Monday, November 20, 2017
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Third Floor Conference Center
230 S LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60604
$80 until October 16, 2017; After October 16, the registration fee is $100.
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