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August 3, 2011



Agricultural economics faculty, graduate students present at national conference

By Shannon Krueger

Faculty and graduate students from the department of agricultural economics recently participated in the 2011 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association's annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Participants from the department are as follows:

  • Vincent Amanor-Boadu, associate professor of agricultural economics. Agri-food Sustainability and its Relationship to Firm Strategy and Performance. "Does Sustainability Pay? Sustainability As a Source of Competitive Advantage for Public Agri-food Companies."
  • Timothy Dalton, associate professor of agricultural economics. Research and Diffusion of Tolerance Cultivars in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn from Projects to Develop Drought Tolerant Crops in Asia (Rice) and Sub-Saharan Africa (Maize)? "Evaluating the Potential for the Dissemination and Adoption of Water-efficient Maize Cultivars in Africa."
  • Glynn Tonsor, assistant professor of agricultural economics, and Ted Schoeder, distinguished professor of agricultural economics and discussant. Measuring WTP for Animal Welfare In Agricultural Production: The Role of Information and Preference Instruments. "Impact of Alternative Videos on Public Perceptions of Practices in the Dairy Industry."
  • Koichi Yamaura, doctoral student in agricultural economics, and Allen Featherstone, professor of agricultural economics. Productivity. "How Market Power Changes in Monopoly Using Lau's Hessian Identities."
  • Jason E. Fewell, doctoral student in agricultural economics; Jason Bergtold, assistant professor of agricultural economics; and Jeffery Williams, professor of agricultural economics. Biofuel. "Farmers' Willingness-to-Grow Sweet Sorghum as a Cellulosic Bioenergy Crop: A Stated Choice Approach."
  • Allen Featherstone, professor of agricultural economics, moderator and speaker; and Brian Briggeman, associate professor of agricultural economics, speaker. "A Review of Financial Statements Generated Using the Agricultural Resource Management Survey."
  • Art Barnaby, professor of agricultural economics. Policy Options and Consequences for the 2012 Farm Bill. "Crop Revenue."
  • Jason Bergtold, assistant professor of agricultural economics; Elizabeth Yeager, doctoral student in agricultural economics; and Allen Featherstone, professor of agricultural economics. Getting the Most Out of Data: Sample Size, Imputation, and Recall Bias. "Sample Size and Robustness of Inferences from Logistic Regression in the Presence of Nonlinearity and Multicollinearity."
  • Elizabeth Yeager, doctoral student in agricultural economics, and Allen Featherstone, professor of agricultural economics. Commodity Price Determinants and Relationships in Agribusiness Markets. "Impact of Changes in Energy Input Prices on Ethanol Importation and Prices."
  • Glynn Tonsor, assistant professor of agricultural economics and moderator. "Livestock Outlook and Industry Issue Panel Discussion."
  • Lee Schulz, doctoral student in agricultural economics; Ted Schroeder, distinguished professor of agricultural economics; and Tian Xia, associate professor of agricultural economics. Topics in Demand Modeling. "Using Weak Separability and Generalized Composite Commodity Theorem in Modeling Ground Beef Demand."
  • Yue Zheng, master's student in agricultural economics; Hikaru Peterson, professor of agricultural economics; Xianghong Li, adjunct faculty in agricultural economics; and Bob Burton, professor of agricultural economics. Poster Session: Demand and Price Analysis. "Consumer Preferences for Attributes of Organic Processed Foods: The Case of Soymilk in the United States."
  • Koichi Yamaura, doctoral student in agricultural economics, and Tian Xia, associate professor of agricultural economics. Poster Session: International Trade. "World Markets of Vertically Differentiated Agricultural Commodities: A Case of Soybean Markets."
  • Glynn Tonsor, assistant professor of agricultural economics, and Jeremiah McElligott, master's student in agricultural economics. Economic Consequences of Risk for Participants In Beef Cattle Markets. "Fed Cattle Basis Forecasting: Assessing Alternative Methods and Regional Variation."
  • Alexi Thompson, doctoral student in agricultural economics, and Bob Burton, professor of agricultural economics. Agricultural and Resource Economics: Student Perceptions and Choice of Major. "Demographics and Recruitment: Why Do Midwestern Students Major in Agriculture?"
  • Glynn Tonsor, assistant professor of agricultural economics and president-elect. Food and Agricultural Marketing Policy Section business meeting.