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Still time to register for Spring Roundup Jan. 24 and 25

Posted January 11, 2013
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyo. - It’s not too late to register for Spring Roundup 2013, happening Thursday and Friday, Jan. 24 and 25, at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo.

The roundup gathers the best agricultural minds in the region to focus on risk management. The two-day affair offers a slate of well-known speakers, high-interest information sessions and a chance to see Waddie Mitchell perform in person.

Cost to attend is $130 per person, which includes all meals and sessions, except for the Thursday night Waddie Mitchell show. The first 200 registrants pay a discounted registration of only $50.

Bob Young, one of the nation’s foremost agricultural economists, is the roundup’s featured speaker.

In his role as chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Young directs the AFBF’s Economic Analysis Team, which conducts and coordinates economic research to support Farm Bureau public policy positions on topics such as farm policy, agricultural trade, regulatory costs, labor and taxation.

Previously, Young was associated with the University of Missouri as co-director for the UM Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute and as a research associate professor in agricultural economics.

From 1987-1991, he served as chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and was active in the development of the 1990 farm bill, as well as various budget and disaster assistance bills.

Young’s presentation will focus on the farm bill and its implications for local producers.

Spring Roundup 2013 breakout sessions feature additional educational topics, some of which include the 2013 Farm Bill, Roundup Ready sugar beets, estate planning, tax issues, post-drought restocking and understanding contract obligations on oil, gas, wind and cell phone towers.

The roundup’s entertainment is provided by cowboy storyteller Waddie Mitchell, who many might remember from the 2002 Olympics and Super Bowl game.

Tickets to the Waddie Mitchell show are $20 apiece.

Spring Roundup 2013 is sponsored by the Northwest College Agriculture Department and Center for Training and Development, along with the USDA’s Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnership Program.

Click here for more information, including a full schedule, accommodations and travel options, and online registration.