Agricultural Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Agricultural Symposium explores topics of current and emerging significance to agriculture.

About the 2021 Agricultural Symposium

The Roots of Agricultural Productivity Growth

View the materials from the 2021 Agricultural Symposium.

Ag Symposium Snapshots

These stories dive into the topics of the 2021 Ag Symposium with real-world connections.

Agricultural Symposium Research

Read papers on the topic of agricultural productivity growth.

Agriculture and the Economy

In addition to our Ag Symposium, the Kansas City Fed provides ongoing research and analysis on the agricultural economy.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has a long history of focus on the U.S. and global agricultural economy. The Tenth District, which includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri, is strongly connected to agriculture, from farm production and food manufacturing to agricultural banking and finance. Because the industry is vital to the region we serve, the Kansas City Fed is committed to understanding developments in the agricultural economy and gathering perspectives from rural America in order to include them in discussions on the national economy.

The Kansas City Fed's Agricultural Symposium brings together industry leaders, government officials, policymakers and economists to discuss current and emerging trends affecting the agricultural sector.

Past Agricultural Symposiums

2019: Exploring Agriculture's Path to the Long-Term

2018: Agriculture in a Global Economy

2017: Agricultural Consolidation: Causes and the Path Forward

2016: Agriculture's Water Economy

2015: Responding to Future Food Demands

2014: Structural Transitions in Global Agriculture

2013: The Shifting Nexus of Global Agriculture

2012: Is This Farm Boom Different?

2011: Recognizing Risk in Global Agriculture

2010: Farming, Finance and the Global Marketplace