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2021 Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference

January 25, 2021

About the Conference


New York agricultural leaders learn about the short-and long-term outlook for agriculture and agricultural products. Breakout sessions concentrate on dairy, grains and feed, and horticultural products. By attending, you will:

  • Better understand critical issues facing agriculture in New York and the Northeast
  • Learn about the near-term outlook for major New York commodities
  • Interact with fellow leaders of the vibrant New York agricultural industry


Industry leaders, agribusiness professionals, policymakers, educators, and farm managers.


Dyson School faculty and other experts.

Teaching Format

Presentations by experts followed by questions. Breakout sessions in the afternoon.

Conference Contact Information

Michelle Cranston

General Questions Contact


Conference Schedule

January 25, 2021

We will be virtual this year.

This year no registration is required

Morning Session

Passcode:  919848

  • 10-11 Outlook for the US Economy in 2021, Steve Kyle, Cornell University
  • 11-12 Situation and Outlook for the New York Farm Workforce, Rich Stup, Cornell University

Afternoon Session Dairy

Passcode:  979099

  • 1-2 Reviewing 2020 in Dairy Markets and Policy, Chris Wolf, Cornell University
  • 2-3 2021 Dairy Market Outlook, Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Afternoon Fruit and Veg

Passcode:  896054

  • 1-2 Situation and Outlook Report for Fruits and Vegetables, Brad Rickard, Cornell University
  • 2-3 Grape, Wine, & Ornamental Situation and Outlook 2021, Miguel Gomez, Cornell University

Zoom Sessions:

  1. Connect to Zoom by clicking on the links above. Zoom may ask you if it can install a module on your computer. Please let it do so.
  2. Make sure your video is on and your microphone is off
  3. Make sure you can see the chat room
  4. Make sure you understand the raise hand function to ask questions