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K-State Today

August 3, 2011



Agricultural economics faculty, graduate students present at Canadian conference

By Shannon Krueger

Faculty and graduate students from the department of agricultural economics recently participated in the 2011 Canadian Agricultural Economics Society and Western Agricultural Economics Association's joint annual meetings in Banff, Alberta.

Participants from the department are as follows:

"Consumer Preferences for Animal Welfare: How Choice Experiment Design Affects Value of Pork Raised Using Gestation Crates." Veronica Pozo, doctoral student in agricultural economics; Glynn T. Tonsor, assistant professor of agricultural economics; and Ted C. Schroeder, distinguished professor of agricultural economics.

"Consumer Perceptions of Effectiveness in Improving Animal Well-Being." Glynn T. Tonsor, assistant professor of agricultural economics, and colleague.

"Organized Are We Meeting New Demands? Professional Skills and Multidisciplinary Research Collaboration." Panelists: Kevin Dhuyvetter, professor of agricultural economics, and others.

"In Pursuit of Safe Foods: Chinese Preferences for Soybean Attributes in Soymilk." Yue Zheng, master's student in agricultural economics; Xianghong Li, adjunct faculty in agricultural economics; and Hikaru Hanawa Peterson, professor of agricultural economics.

"Farmers Willingness to Grow Switchgrass as a Cellulosic Bioenergy Crop: A Stated Choice Approach." Jason E. Fewell, doctoral student in agricultural economics; Jason Bergtold, assistant professor of agricultural economics; and Jeffery Williams, professor of agricultural economics.

"Value-Added Calf Management Implicit Prices at Video Auctions." Lance Zimmerman, recent K-State graduate in agricultural economics, and Ted C. Schroeder, distinguished professor of agricultural economics.

"Farmers' Participation Decision and Adoption of Soil Management Practices in Vietnam and Thailand: A Multinomial Model Approach." Graciela Cristina Andrango, doctoral student in agricultural economics, and Timothy Dalton, associate professor of agricultural economics.

"Asset Bubbles and Land Value." Bryan Schurle, professor of agricultural economics; Christine A. Wilson, associate professor of agricultural economics; and Hugo Remaury, master's student in agricultural economics.

"Peer Beverage Consumption and Weight Gain in College Freshmen." Linda Diane Burbidge, recent K-State graduate in agricultural economics, and Hikaru Hanawa Peterson, professor of agricultural economics.

"Organized Symposium Economics of Evolving Red Meat Export Market Access Requirements for Traceability of Livestock and Meat." Chair: Glynn T. Tonsor, assistant professor of agricultural economics. Panel Members: Kevin Dhuyvetter, professor of agricultural economics; Ted C. Schroeder, distinguished professor of agricultural economics; and Tonsor.

"Risk Analysis of Tillage and Crop Rotation Alternatives with Winter Wheat." Jeffery Williams, professor of agricultural economics; Matthew Pachta, graduate in agricultural economics; Jason Bergtold, assistant professor of agricultural ecnomics; Kraig Roozeboom, associate professor of agronomy; and Richard Llewelyn, extension assistant in agricultural economics.