Now in its 94th year, the Agricultural Outlook Forum is the USDA’s largest annual meeting, attracting as many as 2,000 attendees from the U.S. and abroad. The forum highlights key issues and topics within the agricultural community, offering a platform for conversation among producers, processors, policymakers, government officials, and non-governmental organizations, both foreign and domestic.

Watch the Opening Video and Plenary!



Agriculture Flourishes

Keynote Address
Sonny Perdue

Secretary, USDA
Speech

Distinguished Speaker
Akinwumi Adesina

President
African Development Bank Group

Welcome
Steve Censky

Deputy Secretary, USDA

2018 Agricultural Economic & Foreign Trade Outlook
Robert Johansson

Chief Economist, USDA
Speech/Slides

Plenary with Agricultural Industry Leaders

James C. Collins, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer
Agriculture Division
DowDuPont
Slides

Celia Gould

Director
Idaho State
Department of Agriculture
Slides

Bill Lovette

Chief Executive Officer &
President
Pilgrim’s
Slides

Joe Stone

Corporate Vice President &
Director
Cargill
Slides

Dinner Speaker

Mehmood Khan

Vice Chairman &
Chief Scientific Officer
PepsiCo

USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture