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2003 Salt Lake City, Utah

The 2003 National Public Policy Education Conference (NPPEC) was Sept. 21-23 in Salt Lake City. The five public policy issues featured were:
* Biotechnology and the Food System;
* Impacts of an Aging Population on Rural Communities;
* Payment Limits and Other Agricultural Policy Issues;
* Growth and Sprawl: Information, Tools and Approaches for Extension Educators; and
* America’s Bioenergy Potential: Options and Consequences for U.S. Agriculture.

This conference, sponsored by Farm Foundation since 1951, is designed to help Extension educators and other professionals who work with citizens on controversial public issues. Experts explain all facets of issues and provide participants with materials they can use in public education programs. This combination of research-based information and educational materials and techniques is unique among training opportunities for policy educators.

Here are papers, presentations and reference materials offered by speakers at the conference.

Biotechnology & Food

Farm and Industry Issues
Michael Phillips, Biotechnology Industry Organization,  PowerPoint presentation

Environmental and Consumer Issues Michael Hansen, Consumer Policy Institute

Regulatory and Trade Issues
Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, University of Missouri,  Presentation

Educating the Public—Models for Economic Research
Wallace Huffman, Iowa State University
 PowerPoint presentation

Education the Public—Models for Public Deliberation
Mark Edelman, Iowa State University
 Issues Map and  PowerPoint presentation

Hildreth Lecture

Barry Flinchbaugh, Kansas State University,

Impacts of an Aging Population

Demographics of an Aging Population
Judy Warren, Texas A&M University
 PowerPoint presentation and  Reference List

Creating Elder Friendly Communities, Creating Our Future Home
Nina Keller, Area Agency on Aging, Rio Grande, Ohio,  PowerPoint presentation
and  Resource List

Retirement and Succession Planning of Farm Households
Ashok Mishra, USDA's Economic Research Service,  Paper and  PowerPoint Presentation

Putting a Face on the Trends: Farm Widows
Sharon Price, University of Georgia (retired)

Farm Bill Issues: Payment Limits

Historical Background
Ed Smith, Texas A&M University
 PowerPoint presentation

Commission on Payment Limits
Keith Collins, Chief Economist, USDA
 PowerPoint presentation

Sector Level Analysis of Alternative Payment Limits
Patrick Westhoff, University of Missouri, Food and Agriculture Policy Institute (FAPRI)  PowerPoint presentation

Policy Education

Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University
 PowerPoint presentation

Growth and Sprawl: Approaches for the Extension Educator

Issues and the Role of Extension Educators
Andy Seidl, Colorado State University
 Introduction PowerPoint

Growth Management Tools and Programs
Patricia Norris, Michigan State University  PowerPoint presentation and  Paper

Review of Current Research
Stephan Goetz, Pennsylvania State University:  PowerPoint presentation and  Chart

Educational Resources for the Extension Educator:
Stephan Goetz:  PowerPoint presentation
Dave Mulkey and Henry Cothran, University of Florida:  Paper,  Educational Materials,  PowerPoint, and  Smart Growth PowerPoint

Hot Topic: Traceability, Assurance & Biosecurity in the Food System

Crop Sector Issues
Eluned Jones, Texas A&M University
 PowerPoint presentation

Livestock Sector Issues
DeeVon Bailey, Texas A&M University
 PowerPoint presentation

National Animal Identification System
John Wiemers, USDA's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), National Animal Identification Coordinator

Taking the Information to the Field
David P. Anderson, Texas A&M University
 PowerPoint presentation

America's Bioenergy Potential

The What and Why of Bioenergy
Phillip C. Badger, General Bioenergy Inc.
 PowerPoint presentation

The Economics of Bioenergy

Daniel De La Torre Ugarte, University of Tennessee:  PowerPoint presentation

Bioenergy Policy Options
James Duffield and Hosein Shapouri, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Office of the Chief Economist, USDA
 PowerPoint presentation

Educating Stakeholders on Bioenergy Issues
Tom Johnson, University of Missouri,
 PowerPoint presentation and
 Educational Resources






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