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Economics and Management of Risk in Agriculture and Natural Resources


Annual Meeting of SERA-IEG-31

Gulf Shores State Park,
Gulf Shores, Alabama

March 21-23, 2002

Loren Tauer (Cornell U.), Chair

Keith H. Coble (Mississippi St. U.) & Jeffrey Gillespie (Louisiana St. U.), Program Chairs

C. Robert Taylor (Auburn U.), Local Arrangements Chair

Dan McLemore (U. of Tennessee) & Dan Smith (Clemson U.), Administrative Advisors

For Special Funding We Thank: Farm Foundation, National Crop Insurance Services, and National Cotton Council.

March 21 - Thursday

6:00 pm

Welcome Reception
March 22 - Friday

8:15 - 10:00

Dmitry V. Vedenov and Barry J. Barnett, University of Georgia, Weather Derivatives for Agricultural Risk Management: Fad or Practical Tool?
Mario Miranda, Ohio State University, Advances in Computational Techniques for Risk Analysis.

10:00 - 10:15  Break

10:15 - 11:45

Alan Ker, University of Arizona, Nonparametric Yield Estimation.
Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology, Alternate Decision Rules, The Flexibility Premium, And Land Development Over Time And Under Uncertainty.

11:45 - 1:15 pm  Lunch

1:15 - 2:45

Roderick M. Rejesus, Tarleton State University, Ex Post Moral Hazard in Crop Insurance: Costly State Verification Or Falsification?
H. Holly Wang and Hao Zhang, Washington State University, A Spatial Statistics Approach to Analyzing The Pooling of Crop Yield Risk.

2:45 - 3:00  Break

3:00 - 4:30

Bruce Ahrendsen, H.L. Goodwin, James Denton, and T. Lionel Barton, University of Arkansas, A Precursor to Estimating Risk for Contract Broiler Production, Estimating Expected Returns in Arkansas, Missouri, And Oklahoma.
Alvin Schupp and Jeffrey Gillespie, Louisiana State University, Consumer Perceptions of Beef Safety.

March 23 - Saturday

8:15 - 9:45 am

Bailey Norwood, North Carolina State University, How Are Crop Yields Distributed?
Terrance M. Hurley, University of Minnesota, Paul D. Mitchell, Texas A&M University Marlin E. Rice, Iowa State University, Risk and the Value of Bt Corn.

9:45 - 10:00  Break

10:00 - 11:00

David Buschena, Montana State University, The Crop Consultant's Pesticide Application Recommendation.

11:00 - 12:00

Business Meeting.

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