Department of Agricultural Economics

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The Agricultural Economics Department continues to contribute to teaching, research and Extension programs that have an impact not only in the state but beyond. Recent impacts include the wind energy impact study and the Oklahoma Beef Management Practices survey. [read more]

Department News

Damona Doye Named AAEA Fellow
Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University (OSU) Department of Agricultural Economics Regents Professor, holder of the Rainbolt Chair in Agricultural Finance, and an Extension Economist, was named an Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Fellow for 2016 at the 2017 annual meeting held in Chicago.

This award, AAEA’s most prestigious honor, recognizes professionals who have made outstanding continuous contributions to the agricultural and applied economics professions. [read more]

AAEA Meeting
Other awards at the AAEA meeting in Chicago included associate professor Dave Shideler receiving the Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award (Individual: Less than Ten Years’ Experience).

In the Graduate Student Case Study Competition, the OSU ag econ team received Second Place. Team members were Abby Biedenbach, Jacob Manlove, and Devon Meadowcroft. The team was coached by Brian Whitacre.

Graduate student Patrick Kanza was a finalist in the Graduate Student Extension Competition.

WAEA Meeting
Current WAEA President Wade Brorsen, ag econ Regents Professor and A.J. and Susan Jacques Chair, presided over the meeting in Lake Tahoe Nevada in July.

Ag econ associate professor Shannon Ferrell received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, Less Than 10 Years. Ben Tong, ag econ graduate student received Honorable Mention, Outstanding Graduate Paper or Master’s Thesis Award. His advisor is associate professor Tracy Boyer.

Associate professor Brian Whitacre led a successful, well-attended post-conference workshop on spatial econometrics.

Seven Department Students Selected as Mortar Board Top Twenty (freshmen) Men and Women
McKenzie Carvalho, agribusiness/agricultural communications, Maxwell, California, and Allison Wilton, agribusiness, Fort Sumner, New Mexico are two of the Top Twenty Women. Levi Baker, agribusiness, Blanchard, Oklahoma; Benjamin (Luke) Hale, agribusiness, Throckmorton, Texas; Ridge Hughbanks, agribusiness, Alva, Oklahoma; Jacob Sestak, agricultural economics/accounting, Prague, Oklahoma; and Hunter Starr, agribusiness/ agricultural communication, Forgan, Oklahoma are five of the Top Twenty Men. [read more]

Save the Date! 2017 Rural Economic Outlook Conference Scheduled
The 2017 Rural Economic Outlook Conference is scheduled for Friday, October 20th, at the OSU Alumni Center. Luis Ribera, Associate Professor and Extension Economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University, and Patrick Westhoff, Director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri–Columbia and a professor in the MU department of agricultural and applied economics, are scheduled as the keynote speakers. [read more]

Alum Lee Denney Named Veterinarian of the Year
A graduate of the agricultural economics department and the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Lee Denney has been named the 2017 Oklahoma Veterinarian of the Year by the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association. Denney also served as an Oklahoma legislator for 12 years. She is currently department head and an instructor for the Veterinary Technology Department at the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Campus.

Ag Econ Alum, U.S. Representative Frank Lucas, Chosen for Induction into OSU Hall of Fame
U.S. Representative Frank Lucas, 1982 agricultural economics graduate, has been chosen for induction into the OSU Hall of Fame in February, 2018. He has served the people of northern and western Oklahoma since 1993. He is responsible for OSU’s Frank Lucas Policy Internship, which gives students from CASNR the opportunity to work in the U.S. House of Representatives on policy issues associated with Lucas’ committee assignments in agriculture, financial services, and science and technology.

CAU-OSU Partnership Brings Chinese Students to Department
The China Agricultural University (CAU)-OSU joint program is a new partnership approved in 2013 and begun in the fall of 2015. Chinese students now have the opportunity to study two years in China and two years in the agricultural economics department at OSU and receive a “Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness” from both OSU and CAU.

For the fall 2017 semester, 43 new students are now enrolled in the department’s’ joint program.

In May, 28 students were the first graduates of the CAU-OSU joint program. [read more]

OSU Board of Regents Approves Ag Econ Personnel Actions
Dr. Rodney Jones has been promoted to Professor with tenure. Dr. Eric DeVuyst has been appointed to hold the Jean and Patsy Neustadt Chair in Agricultural Economics. Dr. Wade Brorsen has been reappointed to hold the A.J. and Susan Jacques Chair in Agricultural Economics. Dr. Damona Doye has been reappointed to hold the Rainbolt Chair in Agricultural Finance.

Ag Econ Alum Spotlighted As A Significant Woman in Oklahoma Agriculture
Karen Eifert Jones of Waukomis, a 1985 OSU graduate with a degree in agricultural economics with a marketing and business option, was honored by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry, and OSU as a Significant Woman in Oklahoma Agriculture.

Jones also received the OSU Master Agronomist award this year that is awarded for efforts in agronomic education and contributions of valuable public service in the fields of soil conservation, range management, or crop management.

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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405.744.6161
Fax: 405.744.8210