The 2012 Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference on December 18 began with remarks by Dr. Loren Tauer, Chair, Charles H. Dyson School for Applied Economics and Management and was followed by Dr. Steve Kyle addressing the national perspective on the economy and agriculture.

The conference is hosted annually by Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management to help academics, farmers and business leaders understand the financial prospects for agriculture and agricultural products, including dairy, feed grains and specialty crops.