Oklahoma Farm Bureau will host a panel discussion about recent volatility in the cattle industry during a webinar to be held Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
Panelists on the webinar include Oklahoma State University’s Dr. Derrell Peel, American Farm Bureau Director of Congressional Relations Scott Bennett and AFBF Economist Michael Nepveux.
Dr. Derrell Peel
Dr. Derrell Peel is the Charles Breedlove Professor of Agribusiness in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University focusing on livestock market outlook and marketing/risk management education for livestock producers. He has also served as the Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist since he came to Oklahoma State University in 1989. Peel has his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Montana State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.
Peel also works in the area of international livestock and meat trade with particular focus on Mexico and Canada and the North American livestock and meat industry. He lived in Mexico on sabbatical in 2001 and has developed an extensive knowledge of the Mexican cattle and beef industry and the economics of cattle and beef trade between the U.S. and Mexico.
Scott Bennett serves as the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Director of Congressional Relations. His issue portfolio is comprised of livestock and related issues including GIPSA, cell-based proteins, gene-editing and Mandatory Price Reporting. Bennett also manages AFBF’s efforts on hemp, child nutrition/dietary guidelines and agricultural research.
Bennett has been with the American Farm Bureau Federation since October of 2018. His prior experience includes serving as Legislative Director for former House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, where he guided the Chairman through policy decisions as a conferee for the 2018 Farm Bill.
Michael Nepveux serves as an Economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. His issue portfolio consists of livestock and dairy markets, farm bill and federal crop insurance, renewable fuels, and hemp issues.
Nepveux joined AFBF as an economist in May of 2018. He comes to AFBF from Informa Economics’ Agribusiness Group, where he was an analyst charged with conducting policy and economic research. His prior experience also includes placements with the Agriculture Department’s Foreign Agricultural Service and the House Agriculture Committee. Nepveux earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and economics and a master’s degree in agricultural economics, both from Texas A&M University.
Register for the event today
Registration is required to participate in the webinar and may be completed on the Zoom website here. Participants can join the webinar by using Zoom on a computer or smartphone, or by calling in with a phone.