Posted by: FBRuralDevelopment | 12/16/2010

2011 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum


USDA’s 2011 Agricultural Outlook Forum will be held Thursday and Friday, February 24-25, 2011 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

 The Forum will host over 130 distinguished speakers to discuss the landscape of agriculture. At the opening Plenary Session, Secretary Tom Vilsack will deliver the Forum’s keynote address followed by a distinguished speaker. Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will deliver the Forum’s welcome. Chief Economist Joseph Glauber will discuss the Domestic and Foreign Agricultural Economic Outlooks. Other Plenary and session speakers will be announced in the near future.


USDA reports that “among the topics discussed will be foreign trade, risk mitigation, conservation, energy and biomass, nutrition, food safety, farm income, policy and strategies for economic growth. Commodity outlooks for key U.S. crops continue to highlight USDA’s largest annual meeting.

 “Twenty-five breakout sessions will focus on a broad range of topical issues related to risk management, foreign trade and domestic markets, rural communities, conservation and the environment, renewable energy, broadband, nutrition and food safety, dietary guidelines, land tenure issues, and sustainability. The Forum also will feature traditional commodity and supply and demand outlook sessions.“

Details on the different sessions can be accessed at the Program At A Glance page.

 You can sign up to receive Forum updates by sending an e-mail request to:

 Full Registration 2-day Package: $350 Includes 2 working luncheons & dinner, One-Day Registration Package: $260 Includes 1 working luncheon.  Price will increase as of January 21, 2011. Early Bird Registration $350 until January 21, 2011 * $375 after January 21.

 Questions? Please call 1-877-572-6043 or e-mail or go to  to register. 


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  1. I am looking forward to this great conference!

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