The 2010 Agricultural Outlook Forum will be held on Thursday and Friday, February 18 and 19 at the Crystal Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The theme of this year's Forum is "Sustainable Agriculture: The Key to Health & Prosperity." Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will deliver the keynote address. U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk will be a featured speaker.
USDA's traditional commodity supply and demand sessions will anchor the conference. Topical sessions will address global trade, health and food safety issues, organics, renewable energy, conservation, food prices and a host of other topics.
The Forum begins at 8:00 a.m. on February 18 and is scheduled to end at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. A full roster of speakers, topics and registration is at www.usda.gov/oce/forum. Registration is $350 until January 15. Plenary speeches will be Webcast after 3:30 p.m. EST on February 18, and speech and PowerPoint presentations will be posted online after 6:00 p.m. on February 19.