UACES Facebook Webinar to examine agricultural market ahead
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Oct. 3, 2017

Webinar to examine agricultural market ahead

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts:

  • Free webinar to focus on policy & market forces affecting Arkansas ag
  • Can be accessed by computer, tablet, smartphone or telephone

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LITTLE ROCK – Producers, consultants and others interested in Arkansas agriculture, and the political and market forces that affect it, are invited to participate in a free webinar scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 5.

The online presentation, “The Agricultural Policy and Market Outlook: What Now?”, will begin at 3 p.m. (Central Time). The webinar will be hosted by Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, and feature presenter Pat Westhoff and others with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute. The institute is part of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Westhoff will discuss the latest market projections from the institute, as well as factors expected to drive markets in the coming months and years. He will also discuss recent policy developments and the farm bill debate, as well as possible ramifications.

The webinar can be accessed through the Internet by computer, tablet or smartphone; users can also dial in by phone to listen.

For more information, contact Bobby Coats at or Mary Poling, coordinator for interactive communications at the Division of Agriculture, at

To learn about the economics of agriculture in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.  

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.   

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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