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Faculty and staff in the Ferguson College of Agriculture host the Rural Economic Outlook Conference each year to explore ways to improve the quality of life in rural America. (Photo by Todd Johnson, OSU Agricultural Communications Services)

Rural Economic Outlook Conference to address supply chain challenges

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Media Contact: Gail Ellis | Editorial Communications Coordinator | 405-744-9152 |

The Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics and OSU Extension will host the annual Rural Economic Outlook Conference Oct. 12 in the OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center.

Hundreds of producers, ag lenders, Extension educators and policymakers from Oklahoma and across the country will meet for a full-day lineup of guest speakers and informative sessions centered on this year’s theme: supply chain issues.

Among the keynote speakers is Jim Mintert, professor of agricultural economics and director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue University. He will discuss the challenges facing U.S. agricultural producers and provide perspective on supply chain issues impacting the national economy and economic sectors.

Register today for $50 by emailing Kareta Casey, The registration cost increases to $75 after Oct. 5.

See the complete conference agenda.

For more information, contact Brent Ladd, OSU Extension agricultural economics specialist at 405-744-6159 or

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