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Webinar Explores Lessons Learned from 1980s Farm Crisis

Cindy Zimmerman

AEI Premium is holding a virtual event to explore lessons learned from its “Escaping 1980” podcast on March 3. Farmers, agribusiness leaders, farm policy wonks, and students are invited click here to register for the free webinar. The “Escaping 1980” podcast, launched in November, explores the causes, impacts, and lasting effects of one of the most infamous events in American agriculture history – the 1980s farm crisis.

Agricultural economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar will join host and rural journalist Sarah Mock to go behind the scenes of the podcast and unpack the applications for producers and agricultural professionals in 2021.

“We launched “Escaping 1980″ to see if the next farm crisis is actually avoidable,” said AEI Premium co-founder and “Escaping 1980” co-host David Widmar. “This special event will dig even deeper into actionable ways agriculture decision makers can apply lessons learned during the ’80s to navigate farm economics more effectively in the 21st century.”

The webinar will explore if the ’80s farm crisis is still impacting us today, how producers should best capitalize on market swings without ‘betting the farm’, what the future of federal farm policy will look like, and much more.

The “Escaping 1980: Beyond the Podcast” webinar will be held at 1:00 pm Eastern time on Wednesday, March 3. If you have not heard the podcast yet, stream all seven episodes at Listeners can connect with AEI Premium on Twitter and Facebook to provide feedback.

Farming, Podcasts