Department of Agricultural Economics
Five Students Selected as 2014-2015 OSU Seniors of Significance
Congratulations to the following 2014-2015 Seniors of Significance who are from the agricultural economics department: Joshua Joe Conaway, Ringwood, Oklahoma, agribusiness; M. Dalton Downing, Grove, Oklahoma, agribusiness; Brian James Highfill, Enid, Oklahoma, agricultural economics; Ty Schoenhals, Kermlin, Oklahoma, agricultural economics; and Chacey Schoeppel, Fairview, Oklahoma, agribusiness. [read more]
Faculty Awarded USDA NIFA National Excellence in Teaching Award
Congratulations to Dr. Shida Henneberry! She was awarded the National Excellence in Teaching Award from USDA NIFA.
Henneberry said "I contribute my success in teaching to excellent students, colleagues, and leaders in agricultural economics that I have interacted with over my 30 year career."
Alumna Awarded Women of the Year in Oklahoma Agriculture
Congratulations to agricultural economics department alumna, Blayne Arthur, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture, for being honored the Woman of the Year in Oklahoma Agriculture at the 2014 Diamond Hats Gala. [read more]
Faculty Recognized as a Stillwater Emerging Leader Under 40
Congratulations to Dr. Dave Shideler for being named a Stillwater Emerging Leader under 40 by the Young Professionals of Stillwater. Forty-one individuals were recognized during the inaugural Emerging Leaders Under 40 event. Emerging Leaders Under 40 was started by the Young Professionals of Stillwater in an effort to recognize and celebrate those who are making a difference in the Stillwater community – professionally, civically, and personally. Nominees went through an application process that was preceded by a selection committee who then determined the Top 10 Emerging Leaders.
Farm Bill Information Meetings
Farm bill info meetings are being held at various locations around Oklahoma until December 9, 2014. Discussion items include agricultural risk coverage, price loss coverage, ARC/PLC decision tools, base reallocation, yield update, supplemental coverage option and many more USDA programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. [read more]
Seven Students Selected at OSU Top 40 Freshmen Men and Women
Congratulations to the seven students from the agricultural economics department who were named in the top 40 freshmen men and women: Luke Chapman, Agribusiness, Madill, OK; Ethan Gingrich, Agribusiness, Bethel Acres, OK; Bray Haven, Agribusiness, Cheyenne, OK; Katie Lippoldt, Agribusiness, Kingfisher, OK; Garrett Reed, Agribusiness, Locust Grove, OK; Tyler Schnaithman, Agricultural Economics, Garber, OK; and Carson Vinyard, Agribusiness, Altus, OK. Garrett Reed, Agribusiness, Locust Grove, OK; Tyler Schnaithman, Agricultural Economics, Garber, OK; and Carson Vinyard, Agribusiness, Altus, OK. [read more]
2014 AAEA Fellow
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) at the 2014 AAEA Annual Meeting in July. 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. [read more].
Department Alumnus Appointed as Sallie Mae Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Jeffrey Dale received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University. Dale was recently appointed as the chief risk officer of Sallie Mae, formally SLM Corporation. [read more].
2014 WAEA Award Recipients
At the 2014 Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Francis Epplin was named a Distinguished Scholar, the highest honor WAEA awards. In addition, the Outstanding Extension Program Award for Project was given to "The Oklahoma Quality Beef Network Team," Drs. Eric DeVuyst, Damona Doye, Derrell Peel, Kellie Raper, Gant Mourer, David Lalman, Chris Richards, Megan Rolf, Daniel Stein, D.L Step and Justin Talley.
Faculty Promotions and Title Changes
The OSU Board of Regents approved promotions and title changes effective July 1. Dr. Francis Epplin was promoted to the honorary title of Regents Professor, Dr. Bailey Norwood was promoted to professor, Dr. David Shideler was promoted to associate professor with tenure, and Dr. Damona Doye's title changed to Regents Professor and Rainbolt chair in agricultural finance.
Chacey Schoeppel, junior agribusiness major from Fairview, Okla., was recently named a 2014 Truman Scholar.
CASNR Senior Awards
At the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Scholarships and Awards Banquet, Ashton Mese, agricultural economics and agricultural communications double major from Kingfisher, Oklahoma, was named CASNR Outstanding Senior for 2014. She and Jacy Alsup, agribusiness major from Gravette, Arkansas, were named 2014 Seniors of Distinction.
OSU Seniors of Significance
Congratulations to Jacy Alsup and Ashton Mese for being named 2014 Outstanding Seniors by the OSU Alumni Association!
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Jody Campiche for being elected as a Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) director beginning in 2014.