USDA Ag Outlook Forum Topics – Farmland Tenure/Transition, Brazil Ag Cropland Trends, Crop and Livestock Disease Impacts, etc.

2016 Agricultural Outlook Forum, Transforming Agriculture, February 25 to 26, 2016, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Virginia

Following are a number of the important presentations from day 2 of the 2016 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum held February 25-26, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia.

A. How is regionalization accomplished in plant health? (Stephanie Bloem, NAPPO)

B. How Land Tenure will Shape the Future of U.S. Agriculture (Neil Hamilton, Drake University)

C. Land Tenure and Transition: Insights Gained Through Extension Programming (Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University)

D. Rethinking Farmland Transition for the 21st Century (Julia Freedgood, American Farmland Trust)

E. A State-Level Perspective on Collaborating with Federal Partner Agencies (wrt Foodborne/Poultry-sourced Disease Outbreaks) (Carlota Medus, Minnesota Dept. of Health)

F. Climate and Cropping Patterns in Brazil (Mark Brusberg – USDA Meteorologist)

G. Monitoring Land Use and Land Cover Change for Agricultural Production (Brazil focused) (Douglas Morton, NASA)

H. In-Country Perspective of Changing Markets (Brazilian Ag Market Development) (Clay Hamilton, USDA Embasy / FAS-Brazil)

I. Scientific and Technological Achievements of USDA Agencies and Emerging Technologies in Agriculture (Steven Shafer and Mik Strauss, USDA Ag Research Service)

J. Agricultural Innovation – the U.S. and the Developing World (Philip Pardey – Univ. of Minnesota)

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