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Texas Ag Forum

February 25, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - February 26, 2022 @ 1:30 pm


Register now for the 2022 Texas Ag Forum! A two-day event plus a reception on Friday night will be held for those who wish to attend. The forum will cover topics ranging from climate policy, carbon markets and the Farm Bill.


Friday, Feb. 25

1:00: Welcome and Introductions, Charles Ring, Chair, Texas Ag Forum

1:10: Vision for FPAC & Climate Policy, The Honorable Robert Bonnie Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation

2:10: Current situation with carbon markets, Dr. Jordan Shockley, Associate Extension Professor Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky

3:05: Break

3:15: Assessing Texas Producers’ Ability to Earn Carbon Credits, Jourdan Bell, Associate Professor, Agronomist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

4:10: What Should Farm Groups be Doing to Prepare for Climate Initiatives/Next Farm Bill, John Newton, Chief Economist, Senate Agriculture Committee Minority

5:00: Summary & Invitation to Reception, Charles Ring

5:05: Reception (Museum Atrium)

Saturday, Feb. 26

7:30: Breakfast (with registration)

8:30: Welcome, Charles Ring, Chair, Texas Ag Forum

8:40: Understanding & Evaluating Carbon Contracts, Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist in Agricultural Law, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

9:25: What do the Economics of Climate Smart Practices Look Like so Far, Justin Benavidez, Assistant Professor & Extension Management Economist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

10:00: Break

10:15: Reflections on Previous Farm Bills with a Look to the Future, Joe Outlaw, Regents Fellow, Professor & Extension Economist Co-Director, AFPC

11:00: An Early Assessment of the Potential BAseline for the Next Farm Bill, Bart Fischer, Research Assistant Professor, Co-Director, AFPC, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

11:30: Lunch by Southwest Council of Agribusiness

12:30: A Discussion with Key Senate Leadership, Tom Sell, Co-Founder & Manager, Combest, Sell & Associates & Senator John Boozman, Ranking Member, Senate Agriculture Committee & Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member, Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee

1:30: Adjourn

You may register for the event by calling 979.845.5913 and checks can be mailed to the Agricultural Food & Policy Center or brought to the event & made out to the “Texas Ag Forum”.

The Overton Hotel Block and special rates may be accessed by CLICKING HERE. Ask for “Texas Ag Forum” to receive this special rate. The reservations deadline is Feburary 18.

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February 25, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
February 26, 2022 @ 1:30 pm


Agricultural and Food Policy Center


Fibermax Center for Discovery
1121 Canyon Lake Dr
Lubbock, TX 79403 United States
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