NEC Webinar: ‘COVID-19 and the US Farm Industry’ – John Newton, American Farm Bureau Federation
May 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
John Newton, Chief Economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation, will be joining us to discuss the US Farm Industry and impacts related to COVID-19.
Dr. Newton is the Chief Economist for American Farm Bureau Federation, the largest organization of independent farmers in the United States. In this role, Dr. Newton is responsible for the management of Farm Bureau’s economics department and coordinates and conducts analyses used for the development and advocacy of Farm Bureau policy on Capitol Hill.
Prior to joining Farm Bureau, Newton was an agricultural economist for the United States Department of Agriculture and was detailed to both the Senate Agriculture Committee and the USDA Office of the Chief Economist. Following his service to USDA and the Congressional Committee, Dr. Newton was an award-winning faculty member at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Newton is a Kentucky native and holds two Masters and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! A link to the webinar will be sent prior to the event (by 12pm, 5/21) to those who sign up. Registration will be open until 12pm, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.