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Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference 2019

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University of Florida-IFAS, Gulf Coast REC

14625 Co Rd 672

Wimauma, FL 33598

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The UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference to examine critical policy issues facing Florida agribusiness leaders and explore valuable economic insight helpful for making informed business and policy decisions.

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9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions, Lisa House, UF-IFAS-FRED

9:10 AM Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana: The Next Big Crops?

Industrial Hemp: Dr. Zachary Brym, UF-IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center

Medical Marijuana: Jim Spratt, Magnolia Strategies LLC

10:00 AM Agricultural Trade and Trade Agreements

Dr. Andrew Muhammad, University of Tennessee

Dr. Zhengfei Guan, UF-IFAS-GCREC

10:50 AM Break

11:15 AM Ag Policy Legislative Update

State update: Adam Basford, Florida Farm Bureau

Federal update, John Walt Boatright, Florida Farm Bureau

12:00 PM Lunch (Provided)

12:45 PM Technology in Agriculture

Harvest Automation, Gary Wishnatzki, Wish Farms

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Jim Fletcher, UF-IFAS

1:30 PM Coastal Issues and Agriculture

Sea Level Rise, Dr. Jason Evans, Stetson University

Lake Okeechobee and the Algae Crisis, Dr. H. Dail Laughinghouse IV, UF-IFAS

2:30 PM Break

2:45 PM Roundtable discussion (moderator TBD)

3:45 PM Wrap-up and Conference Evaluation

4:00 PM Adjourn

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University of Florida-IFAS, Gulf Coast REC

14625 Co Rd 672

Wimauma, FL 33598

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