2021 State of the Economy

November 8, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Virtual

Hear from experts on the state of North Dakota's economy and the agricultural and energy industries. Researchers from the NDSU Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and NDSU Extension provide a science-based outlook and answer audience questions. 

The event is free and open to the general public. The program is sponsored by the NDSU Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and NDSU Extension. 

Conference Schedule

9 a.m. Welcome
9:05 a.m. Economic Outlook
Presented by Dr. Jeremy Jackson
10 a.m. North Dakota Energy Situation and Outlook
Presented by Dr. David Ripplinger
11 a.m. North Dakota Farm Economy Situation and Outlook
Presented by Dr. Bryon Parman
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Livestock Situation and Outlook
Presented by Dr. Tim Petry
1:30 p.m. Crop Market Situation and Outlook
Presented by Dr. Frayne Olson

 

Panelists

Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D.

Jeremy Jackson is the director of the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and a professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He researches public choice and the political economy, economic freedom, happiness and well-being, and philanthropy and nonprofits. He developed the North Dakota Forecast Model, which is used to publish a quarterly Economic Outlook report.

Email: jeremy.jackson@ndsu.edu 

David Ripplinger, Ph.D.

David Ripplinger is the director of the Bioenergy and Products Innovation Center, a bioproducts and bioenergy economics specialist with NDSU Extension, and an associate professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He conducts economic and environmental research and provides support to farmers, entrepreneurs, established businesses, and policy makers. His research interests include oil, gas, coal, ethanol, bioenergy and bioproducts, renewable energy, and business development.

Email: david.ripplinger@ndsu.edu 

Bryon Parman, Ph.D.

Bryon Parman is an agricultural finance specialist with NDSU Extension and an assistant professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He identifies financial issues faced by North Dakota farmers and livestock producers and works to develop programs that help keep North Dakota agriculture financially healthy. 

Email: bryon.parman@ndsu.edu 

Tim Petry, Ph.D.

Tim Petry is a livestock economist with NDSU Extension and a former instructor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He researches livestock marketing, farm business management, livestock prices, price risk management, and livestock enterprise budgets. 

Email: tim.petry@ndsu.edu 

Frayne Olson, Ph.D.

Frayne Olson is a crops economist with NDSU Extension and an associate professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He researches crop marketing, price risk management, crop insurance, and cooperatives. 

Email: frayne.olson@ndsu.edu 

 

 

 

 

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