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The theme to be discussed at this year’s Rural Economic Outlook Conference is the Farm Bill. The event will be held Oct. 11 at the ConocoPhillips Oklahoma State University Alumni Center in Stillwater. (Photo by OSU Agriculture, Mitchell Alcala)

Rural Economic Outlook Conference to be held Oct. 11

Friday, September 8, 2023

Media Contact: Alisa Boswell-Gore | Office of Communications & Marketing, OSU Agriculture | 405-744-7115 |

The Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics will host the annual Rural Economic Outlook Conference on Oct. 11 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater.

Hundreds of producers, ag lenders, Extension educators and policymakers from across the nation will meet for a full-day of guest speakers and informative sessions centered on this year’s Farm Bill.

“Two major factors that impact producers are farm policy and weather,” said Brent Ladd, assistant OSU Extension specialist for agricultural economics. “This conference will provide attendees with applicable information when planning for the future.”

The lineup of speakers includes Bart Fischer, co-director of the Agricultural & Food Policy Center and research assistant professor at Texas A&M University, and Brian Bledsoe, chief meteorologist, KKTV 11 News in Colorado Springs.

“We will examine many key issues that may significantly affect decisions made by agricultural lenders, community and rural leaders, and people in similar positions during the coming year,” Ladd said.

Register for $50 before Oct. 4; registration will increase to $75 after Oct. 4. View the complete agenda on the conference website.

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

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