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Food Research Distribution Society (FDRS) Virtual Conference

FDRS held their virtual annual conference in October 2020! The conference theme: Food supply chain resilience and COVID-19. FDRS is the only body of scholars and practitioners in the United States dedicated to the study monitoring and sharing of knowledge about the dramatic changes that are taking place in the global food system. The keynote speaker presentations are available!

Turning Food Systems Research into Action

Tricia Kovacs, Deputy Administrator, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, Washington D.C.

Meat Supply Chains, Covid-19, and the Outlook for U.S. Agriculture

Cortney Cowley, Economist, Oklahoma City Branch Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City


ERME National Farm Bill Training 

2018 Farm Bill Education Conference (Kansas City)

The Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) Centers held the 2018 Farm Bill Education Conference to provide information and training for university and agricultural professionals that serve producers and provide education and insight on new farm program details, opportunities, and decisions.To view presentations from the conference visit the link. Kansas City Farm Bill Training


Southern Region Farm Bill Training (Atlanta) 

The Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center (Policy Center) located at Alcorn State University partnered with the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center to host a training focused on the 2018 Farm Bill and program implications for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers (SDFR). The conference targeted Community Based Organizations (CBOs) representing and 1890 land-grant university staff responsible for providing outreach to SDFR. The training was designed to supplement the education provided by the Extension Risk Management Education Centers at the 2018 Farm Bill Education Conference held May 22-23, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.

This program was co-sponsored by the Extension Education Risk Management (ERME) program. Visit the links below to review material presented at the conference: 


  • The Southern Outlook Conference
    The Southern Extension Economics Committee annually convenes an outlook conference updating the status of the agricultural sector across the southern region.The three-day conference is held in Atlanta, Georgia each year. The conference provides an industry situation and outlook analysis for each agricultural commodity as well as addressing emerging issues. To view presentations from the 2018 conference, visit the conference link below:


    Southern Outlook Conference Presentations

  • National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit

    The Summit provides a unique networking opportunity for direct agricultural market practitioners to form new partnerships and learn new business strategies that can improve the performance of their farms and businesses.

    The Summit features resources to assist market managers, direct marketing farmers, and agribusinesses as well as practitioners or technical assistance providers in understanding and enhancing direct marketing efforts. Summit attendees represent diverse backgrounds from public and private sector representing farmers, academics, entrepreneurs, service providers, mission-focused investors, business operators, community practitioners, students, consultants, and government employees from state and Federal agencies.

    The Summit focus on “Entrepreneurship Opportunities Across the Food Value Chain” focusing on direct to consumer markets, local food systems and value added technical assistance. Experts and resources from the public and private sector will be highlighted throughout the 3-day event. This year’s conveners include:

    • USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
    • Farm Credit
    • MarketMaker and the Global Food Agricultural Network
    • University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
    • Illinois Farm Bureau
    • Agricultural Marketing Resource Center at Iowa State University
    • Farmers Market Coalition

    2019 National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit