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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Registration deadline approaching for Nov. 1 Rural Economic Outlook Conference

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  • Agribusiness leaders interested in gaining insight into the latest industry trends should plan to attend the 2013 Rural Economic Outlook Conference Nov. 1 on Oklahoma State University's Stillwater campus.
    Specifically aimed at agricultural lenders, government officials, agribusiness leaders and producers, the conference will highlight a variety of topics relevant to decision-makers in business and government agencies across Oklahoma.
    "We are featuring a variety of timely issues, all of them relevant to decision-makers in agricultural businesses and government agencies across the state," said Damona Doye, acting agricultural economics department head at OSU. "Everyone who attends will get a unique chance to access up-to-date information and be challenged in their thinking by experts."
    The registration fee before Oct. 25 is $50, and the cost to register at the door is $70. The fee includes a reception beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 31 and a full slate of sessions the following day at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center, Click Family Alumni Hall.
    To register online and pay by credit card visit http://orangehub.okstate.edu and select "Agricultural Economics." Or download the registration brochure at www.agecon.okstate.edu/extension/ruralconference.asp, and mail it along with the registration fee to the address on the form.
    One of this year's conference keynote speakers will be Joel Kotkin, author of "The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050." OSU's Jayson Lusk, author of "Food Police," also will be a featured presenter.
    Additionally, there will be a special focus on water issues affecting agriculture and rural Oklahoma, as well as a panel of OSU experts offering their current perspectives on Oklahoma law and the grain and livestock markets.
    "The conference offers an opportunity to hear and discuss key considerations for decisions in coming years," Doye said.
    For questions or more information, contact Kareta Casey at 405-744-9836.
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