The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Agricultural Symposium explores topics of current and emerging significance to agriculture.
About Ag Symposium
The Changing Geography of Agricultural Production
Read the program overview and learn more about the 2023 Agricultural Symposium.
Agriculture and the Economy
In addition to our Ag Symposium, the Kansas City Fed provides ongoing research and analysis on the agricultural economy.
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Get highlights of the 2022 Agricultural Symposium with these short videos from some of the speakers.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has a long history of focus on the U.S. and global agricultural economy. The Tenth District, which includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri, is strongly connected to agriculture, from farm production and food manufacturing to agricultural banking and finance. Because the industry is vital to the region we serve, the Kansas City Fed is committed to understanding developments in the agricultural economy and gathering perspectives from rural America in order to include them in discussions on the national economy.
The Kansas City Fed's Agricultural Symposium brings together industry leaders, government officials, policymakers and economists to discuss current and emerging trends affecting the agricultural sector.
2022: Help Wanted in Agriculture
2021: The Roots of Agricultural Productivity Growth
2019: Exploring Agriculture's Path to the Long-Term
2018: Agriculture in a Global Economy
2017: Agricultural Consolidation: Causes and the Path Forward
2016: Agriculture's Water Economy
2015: Responding to Future Food Demands
2014: Structural Transitions in Global Agriculture
2013: The Shifting Nexus of Global Agriculture
2012: Is This Farm Boom Different?
2011: Recognizing Risk in Global Agriculture
2010: Farming, Finance and the Global Marketplace
Visit Agricultural Symposium Research to find papers written for past Agricultural Symposiums.