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8:30 – 9:00

Registration

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome
Cody Stone, MSU Extension, Executive Director

9:15 – 9:35

2019 Montana Agriculture Year in Review
Kate Fuller, MSU Department of Agriculture Economics and Economics

9:40 – 10:00

Basis: The Untold Story of Trade Impacts
Anton Bekkerman, MSU Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics

10:05 – 10:35

Market Facilitation Program: Development and Implementation
Ashley Hungerford, Office of the Chief Economist

10:35 – 10:50

Break

10:50 – 11:10

The Economics Underlying Crop Insurance Decisions
Eric Belasco, MSU Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics

11:15 – 12:30

M.L. Wilson Lecture: “What is Yield Risk and How Do We Measure It?”
Barry Goodwin, Interim Department Head and William Neal Reynolds
Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch
Ballroom A

1:30 – 1:50

 

Economic Impact of Agriculture In Montana
George Haynes, MSU Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics

1:55 – 2:15

Oil Booms and Agricultural Spillovers
Brock Smith, MSU Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics

2:15 – 2:30

Break

2:30 – 2:50

The Fate of Land in Expiring CRP Contracts: A Montana Perspective
Dan Bigelow, MSU Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics

2:55 – 3:15

To Be Determined
Joel Schumacher, MSU Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics