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WEDNESDAY, February 20th  

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

Registration Open

THURSDAY, February 21st

7:00 a.m.  

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.

Welcome — Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan

8:05 a.m.

2013 Agricultural Economic & Foreign Trade Outlook — Chief Economist Joseph Glauber

8:30 a.m.

Keynote Address — Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

9:00 a.m.

Distinguished Guest Speaker — Former Senator Thomas A. Daschle, Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper

Question & Answer Period


Refreshment Break & Exhibit Hall Opens    

Plenary Panel: Managing Risk in Today's Markets  

Networking Luncheon Salons A, B, C, D, E,  J & K

Concurrent Sessions

Food Price & Farm Income Outlooks

Managing Risk

International Trade

Food Safety Modernization

Specialty Crops & Nutrition

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Food Price Outlook
for 2013

Threats to Forests &  Natural Resources

Challenges in Trading with the European Union   

Produce &
Food Safety

Promoting Nutritious Diets

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Farm Income Outlook for 2013

Managing Financial Risk in Agriculture 

Prospects for Export Growth in the MIST* Countries

The Food Safety Revolution: How Far Have We Come?

Showcasing Local Foods  

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Cash Bar Reception (Exhibit Area)

6:30 p.m.

Forum Dinner Speaker

FRIDAY, February 22nd

7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens


7:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Opens


Concurrent Sessions


Managing Risks

International Trade

Commodity Outlooks

Commodity Outlooks

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Drainage Water Management

Crop Insurance: A Global Perspective

Genetically Engineered Organisms: Trade & Domestic Use

Sugar Outlook

Grains & OIlseeds Outlook

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Reducing Risks by Improving Soil Health

Outlook for Transportation Risks

Export Strategies of Farmer Co-ops

Cotton Outlook

Livestock & Poultry Outlook

11:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Women in Agriculture Networking

Commodity Luncheons

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Fruits & Vegetables

Sugar & Sweeteners

Cotton & Fibers

Grains & Oilseeds

Livestock & Poultry

Concurrent Sessions


Managing Risks

International Trade

Commodity Outlooks

Commodity Outlooks

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Conserving America's Agricultural Landscape

Risk Management for Small & Disadvantaged Farmers

Energizing Rural Economics

Weather Outlook for 2013

Dairy Outlook

* MIST: Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey