Have you ever heard about the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop acreage, production or stocks reports and wondered, “How does USDA come up with these crop estimates?” “Why do they impact prices so much?” Or, “why can’t USDA get it right?”
Whether you’re a farmer, rancher, or an urban consumer wanting to learn more about agriculture, this free and open to the public meeting and field demonstration will help you understand the USDA’s annual crop estimating program, how crop estimates are developed, and why USDA’s unbiased crop reports are vital to an open and transparent market.
Meeting details and agenda: Sunday, Aug. 10 - National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 630 N 126th St., Bonner Springs
1 p.m. - Welcome, Kerry Mueller, Wyandotte County Farm Bureau - Presentations Include: “USDA, the Unbiased Provider of Market Information” Mark Nelson, Kansas Farm Bureau, “The Role and Methodology of Kansas Crop Estimates” Jason Lamprecht, Kansas State Statistician, Tour of the Ag Hall of Fame
3:30 p.m. - Depart for Crop Estimating Field Demonstration, Jason Lamprecht, Kansas State Statistician
4:45 p.m. - Adjourn
The event is sponsored by the Ag Hall of Fame, Wyandotte County Farm Bureau and Kansas Farm Bureau. An RSVP is not required, but would be appreciated to help ensure adequate seating and refreshments. Contact Nancy Brown at email@example.com or 785-587-6111.