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ARMS workshop program

Data to Serve 21st Century Agriculture:
Expanding the Agricultural
and Resource Management Survey
December 4 & 5, 2003
Marriott Hotel - St. Louis Airport
St. Louis, Missouri

Preliminary Conference Program
as of Oct. 8,2003
( Some speakers have not been contacted)

Thursday, December 4

7:00 a.m. Breakfast buffet

8:30 a.m.

Welcome - Conference Objectives
Steve A. Halbrook, Farm Foundation (confirmed)

What is ARMS and what does it mean to you?
Kitty R. Smith, Economic Research Service (confirmed)

How is ARMS Data Collected?
Rich Allen or Douglas Kleweno, National Agricultural Statistics Service
State Statistician to be named, National Agricultural Statistics Service

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m.

How ARMS Data are Used - A Federal Perspective
Jim Johnson, Economic Research Service (confirmed)

How ARMS Data are Used - Other Perspectives
Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois (confirmed)
James Richardson, Texas A&M University (confirmed)
Sam Funk, Illinois Farm Bureau (confirmed)
Mark Drabenstott, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Noon: Lunch -- Instructions for small group discussion

1:30 p.m. Small Group Discussion by interest group

State Departments of Agriculture and State Legislators
Farm Organizations/Commodity Groups
Research Analysts
Extension Educators
Bankers/Farm Credit

3:00 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Small Group Discussion by state

5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the day
Small Group Leaders and Recorders meeting

Friday, December
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:00 a.m. Interest Group Discussion Reports -(10 minutes each)

9:00 a.m. State Group Discussion Reports (5 minutes each)

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Perspectives on ARMS

Federal Perspective-
Keith Collins, Chief Economist, USDA
State Perspective
Ron Raikes, Nebraska State Senate (invited)
Industry Perspective
Charles Kruse, Missouri Farm Bureau (confirmed)

11:30 a.m. Wrap-Up Session
Thomas D. Rowley, Thomas D. Rowley and Associates (invited)

Noon: Adjourn







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