Agricultural and Applied Economics Priorities and Solutions


The Steering Committee engaged six provocateurs to talk about the issues in these areas and related research, education and extension needs associated with the categories that came out of the survey. As a result, the workshop hosted presentations by:


•   Water, Land, Ecosystems, and Environmental Policy: Research Priorities and Challenges

Madhu Khanna, Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at

•   Rural Community Development

Mike Woods, Chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University

•   Agricultural Development: An International Perspective

Will Martin, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. Dr. Martin is also President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists.

•   Agricultural Production and Policy

Keith Coble, a W.L. Giles Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State

•   Agribusiness and Food Marketing Systems

James Vercammen, Professor of Food and Resource Economics, University of British Columbia

•   Consumer and Food Issues

Jayson Lusk, Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair, Oklahoma State University