LINCOLN — “Global Economic Growth and Agricultural Trade: Prospects, Policies and Perspectives” is the focus of a free symposium June 4 at the Graduate Hotel, 141 N. Ninth St. in Lincoln.

There will be a 5 p.m. reception, with the symposium to follow from 6-7:30 p.m.

Event hosts are the Farm Foundation Food and Agricultural Trade Resource Center and Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Keynote speaker Luke Chandler, chief economist of Deere and Company, will be followed by a panel of ag trade experts:

- Richard Crowder, former U.S. chief agricultural negotiator, who is professor of ag trade at Virginia Tech University.

- Darci Vetter, former U.S. chief agricultural negotiator, who is global lead, public affairs and vice chair for agriculture and food for Edelman, a global communications marketing firm.

- John Beghin, Michael Yanney chair of international trade and finance in the Yeutter Institute and Department of Agricultural Economics at UNL.

The symposium will be streamed live at

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.