Department of Agricultural Economics
B. Wade Brorsen, Regents Professor and A.J. & Susan Jacques Chair, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Being recognized as an
AAEA Fellow is our profession’s most prestigious honor, reserved for individuals with continuous contribution to the advancement of agricultural and applied economics.
University Medallion Ceremony
Two faculty members received medallions at the University Medallion Ceremony.
Dr. Rodney Jones, Oklahoma Farm Credit Professorship
Dr. Dan Tilley, inaugural holder of the Pollard/P&K Equipment Professorship
USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Sanson, junior agribusiness and agricultural communications major, for being chosen as one of USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program winners. She was selected based on her essay about agriculture as a career. As a winner, she traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Agricultural Outlook Program.
Congratulations to Randi Williams for her research award from the Women’s Faculty Council for her thesis, “Electronic Medical Record Adoption in Oklahoma: Rural – Urban Differences and the Role of Broadband Availability.”
Area Ag Econ Specialist Opportunity in Northwest Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is seeking applications for an Area Agricultural Economics Specialist for northwest Oklahoma, with office headquarters in Enid, Oklahoma. A Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics or closely related field is required. The Area Agricultural Economics Specialist provides timely, quality educational materials and tools needed by farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness owners to make informed decisions in a risky business environment. The Specialist works with other disciplinary specialists such as livestock and agronomy specialists to offer integrated, unbiased programs.
Two faculty members and one student received awards at the 2014 Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting.
American Red Cross
Congratulations to Dr. Larry Sanders for being named the 2014 Community Hero for Humanitarian Service Award recipient from the American Red Cross North Central Oklahoma Chapter.
The Fall 2013 Cowboy Economist has been published. Take a minute to read about faculty, student and alumni success stories, and check out the department newsletter's new design.
University Award Convocation
On December 4, newly appointed Regents Professors were recognized, including Drs. Phil Kenkel and Jayson Lusk from Ag Econ. Dr. Wade Brorsen was recognized as one of the finalists for the Eminent Faculty Award, the highest honor given to a faculty member who has made sustained contributions to scholarly creative activity, instruction and service, bringing honor and recognition to the university. Drs. Joe and Sue Williams were honored with the "Loyal and True" Award as personifying the spirit of OSU through their unwavering devotion, personal sacrifice and unending commitment of time and talent. Congratulations to all and thanks for all you do for Ag Econ and OSU!