APOPKA, Fla. — The UF/IFAS food and resource economics department (FRED) Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference is back in-person this spring. The conference explains critical policy issues Florida agribusiness leaders face and provides insights on economic factors that can inform business and policy decisions.
WHAT: The annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference. Topics include local food trends, crop outlooks and disaster assessments, and state, federal and international agricultural policy updates.
WHEN: March 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHO: Agribusiness leaders, industry professionals and policymakers are invited to attend.
- John Walt Boatright, director of national affairs and interim director of state legislative affairs, Florida Farm Bureau
- Marisa Zansler, director of economic and market research, Florida Department of Citrus
- Suzanne Thornsbury, senior advisor, agricultural economics and rural communities, USDA Office of the Chief Scientist
- Adam Rabinowitz, assistant Professor, Auburn University, agricultural economics and rural sociology department
A full agenda and list of presenters can be found here.
WHERE: Live, in-person at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka or virtually, via Zoom.
COST: $40 in-person, price includes lunch or $25 for Zoom streaming
Registration is available now.
–Tory Moore, UF/IFAS