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K-State Today

February 20, 2012

Agricultural economics professor to give seminar Feb. 23

Submitted by Jeff Williams

Mykel Taylor, assistant professor of agricultural economics and extension economist, will present a seminar, “The Impacts of Policy and Macroeconomic Conditions on Horse Markets,” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in 342 Waters Hall.

Taylor's research and extension programs are focused in the areas of crop marketing and farm management. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana and attended Montana State University, majoring in agribusiness management. Her doctorate in economics is from North Carolina State University. Taylor has worked in extension positions at both Kansas State University and Washington State University. Some of her current research areas include measuring basis risk for commodity grains, implications of country of origin labeling on meat demand, and direct marketing strategies for diversified crop and livestock farmers.