Agricultural Symposium



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Agriculture's Water Economy

The 2016 Agricultural Symposium, “Agriculture’s Water Economy” will explore the dynamic link between agriculture and water, the role of markets and institutions, and the path forward.

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Responding to Future Food Demands

The 2015 Agricultural Symposium, Responding to Future Food Demands, shed light on how global demand for food is changing and the corresponding adjustments being made across food and agricultural supply chains.

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Structural Transitions in Global Agriculture

The 2014 Agricultural Symposium explored how global agricultural economies, institutions, and industries might realign alongside sharp changes in agricultural commodity prices and lower farm incomes, following multiple years of exceptional farm sector profitability.
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The Shifting Nexus of Global Agriculture

The 2013 Agricultural Symposium explored how worldwide investments in agriculture could redraw the landscape of agricultural production and investigate the implications for agricultural competitiveness, trade, and farm prosperity.

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Is This Farm Boom Different?

The 2012 Agricultural Symposium reflected on agriculture’s past, explored its future, and assessed whether agriculture can escape its historical cycles of boom and bust.
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Recognizing Risk in Global Agriculture

The 2011 Agricultural Symposium explored the risks to agricultural profits in the 21st century through discussions on how agriculture will balance global food consumption and production and overhaul renewable energy markets before examining agriculture’s ability to weather unexpected downturns and use risk management strategies in volatile markets.

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Farming, Finance and the Global Marketplace

The 2010 Agricultural Symposium explored the forces shaping the profitability and structure of the agricultural marketplace in the 21st century.