2020 Georgia Ag Forecast Speakers
Keynote Speaker: Macon, Lyons, Bainbridge and Tifton
Jeffrey Dorfman currently serves as the state fiscal economist for the state of Georgia and a professor at the University of Georgia, where he has been since 1989. A nationally known economist and author, he has written three books, most recently "Economics and Management of the Food Industry," over ninety academic journal articles, and a variety of other articles published in trade publications, the popular press, and online. In 2013 Dorfman was elected as a fellow by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. He has worked as a consultant to a variety of businesses, foundations, and local governments, including four Fortune 500 corporations, and served as a senior fellow at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.
Keynote Speaker: Gainesville
Todd E. Southerland is the Senior Vice President and Food and Agribusiness Industry Manager for SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, Georgia. He also has extensive experience with business development and direct origination, having previously managed the sourcing of food & agribusiness transactions across many regions of the U.S. and Canada.