Ph.D Agricultural Economics, Colorado State University, 1990.
Major Fields: Production & Finance; Marketing & Price Analysis.
M.S. Agricultural Economics, University of Wyoming, 1986.
Primary Focus: Ranch and Range Livestock Economics.
B.S. Agricultural Business, University of Wyoming, 1984.
Graduated with honor.
Applied Economics Department, Utah State University
Professor of Agricultural Economics, June 2006 to Present.
Position is an Extension (60%) Research (20%) Teaching (20%) appointment. Extension responsibilities are in the general areas of livestock marketing, farm/ranch management, and risk. Research focus is primarily involved with marketing and management issues effecting the beef cattle industry. Specific extension and research topics include cull cow feeding and marketing, economics of replacement heifers, the risks and returns to cow-calf versus cow-yearling ranches, and retained ownership of calves in a feedlot. Various issues associated with public rangeland will also be addressed. Teaching responsibilities are in the area of agricultural marketing.
Panhandle Research & Extension Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Agricultural Economics, July 1996 to June 2006.
Position was an Extension (50%) Research (50%) appointment. Extension responsibilities were to work with fellow agricultural economists and scientists from other disciplines to determine optimal crop and livestock production systems that enhanced the profitability of ranches/farms in the Nebraska Panhandle. This involved strengthening the understanding of unit cost of production, various marketing alternatives, and financial analysis . Research focus was primarily involved with marketing and management issues effecting the beef industry and analyzing beef demand. Understanding the risks involved with alternative cropping systems was investigated.
Economics Department, South Dakota State University
Assistant/Associate Professor, Jan. 1990 to July 1996.
Position was a Research (85%) Teaching (15%) appointment. Research areas were (1) analyzing the efficiency of the slaughter cattle marketing system and evaluating alternative value based marketing methods; (2) analyzing risk management and marketing alternatives associated with retained ownership of calves; (3) analyzing past and present prices at the Sioux Falls and other terminal markets and developing ARIMA and Econometric forecasting models; and (4) evaluating management issues involved with "sustainable" or "organic" beef production. Teaching responsibilities included Agricultural Marketing and Prices, Economics of Grain and Livestock Marketing, and Production Economics.
Dillon and Christine (center-back)
Kyle, Shara & Suzan, Brianne,
Emily, Ryan, Shane, Nathan & Laurel
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