Agribusiness Management Conf., Oct. 31, Fresno
Top economists will join academic and business experts to discuss the economic outlook, global trade agreements, California’s water supply, immigration policy reform, and other key issues at the 32ndAnnual Agribusiness Management Conference Oct. 31 in Fresno, Calif.
Sponsored by Fresno State’s Center for Agricultural Business (CAB), Bank of America, Wells Fargo and the Zenith Insurance Company, the event will occur in partnership with supporting farm businesses, agencies, and organizations.
The event will be held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center downtown in Fresno, Calif.
“Our markets are subject to the trends in the general economy and the global economy as well,” according to CAB Director Mechel Paggi. “The conference will feature expert speakers who will address these issues, and participants will be provided with supporting information and outlooks on specific commodities.”
Opening the half-day event will be new Fresno State President Joseph Castro. Terry Barr, chief economist for CoBank, will offer insights on upcoming economic challenges and opportunities.
John Wainio, economist with the USDA Economic Research Service, will discuss new developments in global trade.
A panel will address the future of California’s water supply, including: Ronald Jacobsma of the Friant Water Authority; Jim Beck of the Kern County Water Agency; and Thomas Birmingham of the Westlands Water District.
Wrapping up the morning sessions will be a discussion of the current state of immigration reform policy and its importance to California and the Central Valley.
Jock O’Connell will offer economic insights on the future.
The conference is open to farmers, farm managers, attorneys, appraisers, insurance personnel, processors, accountants, and others involved in California’s agribusiness industry.
The early registration fee is $100. Late or walk-in is $125.
For more information, call (559) 278-4405 or visit the CAB website at www.csufcab.com.