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2017 Ag Forecast

2017 Series Schedule

Dates and Locations:

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Macon – Georgia Farm Bureau state office building
Keynote speaker: Bob Redding, Farm Bill Update

Monday, Jan. 23: Tifton – UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
Keynote speaker: Bob Redding, Farm Bill Update

Wednesday, Jan. 25: Lyons – Toombs County Agri-Center
Keynote speaker: Bob Redding, Farm Bill Update

Thursday, Jan. 26: Waynesboro – Burke County Office Park
Keynote speaker: Bob Redding, Farm Bill Update

 

Event times:

Each session will have the following schedule:

  • 9 a.m.: On-site check-in and coffee
  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Seminar presentations
  • 11:30 a.m.: Networking lunch

Except Tifton, which will have the following schedule:

  • 7 a.m.: On-site check-in and coffee
  • 7:30 a.m.: Breakfast buffet lines open
  • 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Seminar presentations

Speakers

2017 Georgia Ag Forecast Keynote Speakers

Brent Credille

Dr. Brent Credille, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM

Assistant professor, Food Animal Health and Management Program, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Credille completed his veterinary training at UGA, an internship in livestock medicine and surgery at Colorado State University, and large animal internal medicine residency and doctorate in physiology/pharmacology at UGA. His research is focused on molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in important cattle pathogens and judicious antimicrobial use strategies.


Bob Redding headshot

Bob Redding

President of The Redding Firm, a legislative consulting and advocacy firm in Washington, D.C.

A native of Edison, Georgia, Bob has spent his professional life in Washington, D.C.  He opened his firm in 1993 after working twelve years on Capitol Hill — six years as a Chief of Staff in the U.S. House of Representatives and six years as an Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate. He worked with Members of Congress serving on the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, the Senate Appropriations, Energy and Natural Resource, and Budget Committees, and the House Small Business Committee. Bob has served as national and state finance chair for a number of Members of the U.S. House and Senate.

Bob has received presidential appointments to Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Transportation. As a result of over thirty years of work, Bob is considered a leading authority on federal agricultural legislation. He has received numerous awards for his service to the industry. He serves as a consultant to the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and was part of the team who originated the framework of the CAES Congressional Agriculture Fellowship program. Bob has also spent over twenty years as a legislative and regulatory advocate of the independent automotive repair industry.  His knowledge in this field has resulted in being recognized on numerous occasions by the automotive aftermarket. His legislative work with authorization and appropriations committees also has enabled Bob to effectively advise educational institutions, urban and rural municipalities, and public and private partnerships.

Bob is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is married to the former Laura Fallin of Moultrie, Georgia, and they have three children. They reside in Alexandria, Virginia.

2017 Economic Outlook Speakers:

Benjamin Campbell, Agricultural and Applied Economics Assistant Professor

Adam N Rabinowitz,
Agricultural and Applied
Economics Assistant Professor

Levi A Russell, Agricultural and Applied Economics Assistant Professor

W. Don Shurley, Extension Economist for Cotton