2023 Agricultural Symposium – Federal Reserve Financial institution of Kansas Metropolis


Agricultural production has responded to evolving trends associated with local farming conditions for decades. Producers contend with a variety of weather challenges on a regular basis and often apply new technologies or practices to mitigate risks or leverage opportunities. As new risks or opportunities emerge from year to year, producers may choose to grow a different type of crop, apply a different type of input, or modify the size of an operation or livestock herd based on available resources. Over time, decisions made at the local level by farmers, businesses, and investors lead to broader changes in the geographical footprint of agriculture.

The 2023 Agricultural Symposium, “The Changing Geography of Agricultural Production” will explore the factors driving changes in where and how agricultural commodities are produced, disruptions that are leading to further geographical changes, and the role of investments and farm policy in the years ahead. On the first day of the symposium, speakers will discuss how patterns of agricultural production are changing and how weather disruptions are affecting farm decisions in both the near-term and longer-term. On the second day of the symposium, speakers will discuss how regional changes in agricultural production are affecting investment and lending decisions, and how policies related to agriculture are setting the stage for the structure of the industry in the future.

The program will take place in-person at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City on May 23 and 24, 2023. Interested in attending? External LinkRequest an invitation to the 2023 Agricultural Symposium.


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