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Ted Schroeder

Professor of agricultural economics

Ted Schroeder knows that food for tomorrow depends on understanding the future of the livestock and grain industries.

Schroeder, an agricultural economist, studies livestock and meat marketing as well as price analysis to provide information and direction for the livestock and grain industries. His research focuses on improving commodity market efficiency by investigating price discovery methods, improving market coordinating mechanisms, evaluating market risk and understanding complexities of global meat demand.

He has received more than $4.2 million in funding from organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. He has more than 100 refereed journal publications. Schroeder is the founding director of the university’s Center for Risk Management Education and Research. He also teaches risk management and agricultural marketing courses.

Schroeder has a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska and a doctorate in agricultural economics from the Iowa State University. He came to Kansas State University in 1986.

Schroeder can be contacted at 785-532-4488 or tcs@k-state.edu.