Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D.

Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Marketing and Local/Regional Food Systems
207D Armsby Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Local Food Systems
  • Agritourism
  • Craft beverage industry
  • Value added agriculture
  • Farm management
  • Economics of Animal and Zoonotic Diseases

Claudia Schmidt is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and Local/Regional Food Systems at Pennsylvania State University with a research and extension appointment. Her research focuses on diversification options for small scale agricultural producers and processors. Before joining Penn State in 2018 she worked in the Canadian private agricultural research sector for over 10 years and conducted applied economic research for producer associations, non-profit organizations and all levels of government on economic issues covering a wide range of agricultural commodities.

Publications

Tian, Z., Goetz, S. J., & Schmidt, C. The Role of Community Food Services in Reducing U.S. Food Insufficiency in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Forthcoming. 

Hollas, C., Chase, L., Connor, D., Dickes, L., Lamie, D., Schmidt, C., Singh-Knights, D., & Quella, L. Factors related to profitability of agritourism in the United States: Results from a national survey of operators. Sustainability. Forthcoming.

Lamie, D., Chase, L., Chiodo, E., Dickes, L., Flanigan, S., Schmidt, C., & Streifeneder, T. (2021). Agritourism around the globe: Definitions, authenticity, and potential controversy. Commentary. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(2), 573–577.

Schmidt, C., Goetz, S. J., & Tian, Z. (2021). Female Farmers in the United States: Research Needs and Policy Questions. Food Policy. 10

Han, Y., Goetz, S. J., & Schmidt, C. (2021). Visualizing Spatial Economic Supply Chains to Enhance Sustainability and Resilience. Sustainability, 13(3).

Schmidt, C., Goetz, S. J., Rocker, S., & Tian, Z. (2020). Google Searches Reveal Changing Consumer Food Sourcing in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Commentary. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(3), 9-16.

Goetz, S. J., Schmidt, C., Chase, L., & Kolodinsky, J. (2020). Americans' Food Spending Patterns Explain Devastating Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Agriculture. Commentary. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(3), 31-33.

Dobis, E., Reid, N., Schmidt, C., & Goetz, S. J. (2019). The Role of Craft Breweries in Expanding Local Hops Production. Journal of Wine Economics, 14(4).

King, A. W., Donaldson, B., Rezaei, S., Schmidt, C., Revay, T., Villagomez, D.A.F, & Kuschke, K. (2019). Chromosomal Abnormalities in Swine and their Impact on Production and Profitability. In Moo-Young, M. (Eds.), Comprehensive Biotechnology (pp. 10). Elsevier.

Schmidt, C. (2019). Oslo, Norway: Prevention and Reduction, What makes Oslo Clean. In Jing Luo (Ed.), Cities around the World - Struggles and Solutions to Urban Life Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO.

Moghadam, A. K., Schmidt, C., & Grier, K. (2013). The impact of E. Coli O157: H7 recalls on live cattle futures prices: Revisited. Food Policy, 42, 81-87.

Anders, S., & Schmidt, C.  (2011). The international quest for an integrated approach to microbial food-borne risk prioritization: Where do we stand? Journal of Risk Research, 14(2), 215-239.

Ruzante, J. M., Davidson, V. J., Caswell, J., Fazil, A., Cranfield, J., Henson, S., Anders, S., Schmidt, C., & Farber, J. M. (2010). A Multifactorial Risk Prioritization Framework for Foodborne Pathogens. Risk Analysis, 30(5), 724-742.

Extension Publications and Technical Reports

Schmidt, C., Cornelisse, S. & H. Crissy (2021). Craft Beverage Trail Collaborations in Pennsylvania: A Resource for Breweries and Destination Marketing Organizations. Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCD).

Schmidt, C., & Kelley, K. M. (2021). Winery Tasting Room Precautions During COVID-19 – What Customers are Looking For. Penn State Extension.

Schmidt, C., Powell, C., Schweichler, J., & Duer, B. (2021). Pennsylvania Agritourism Activity Protection Act 27 of 2021. Penn State Extension.

Kelley, K. M., & Schmidt, C. (2021). COVID- 19 Research to Support Tasting Room Owners in Pennsylvania. Part 1. Penn State Extension.

Cornelisse, S., Graver, C., & Schmidt, C. (2021). Working with Vendors at Your Agritourism Business. Penn State Extension.

Goetz, S. J., Meadowcraft, D., Schmidt, C., Mitra, P., & Di Gioia, F. (2020). In the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Industry, Market Workers and Local Specialized Freight Truckers May be at Greatest Risk. NERCRD COVID-19 Issues Brief.

Cornelisse, S., & Schmidt, C. (2020). A Survey of Pennsylvania Value-Added Dairy Processing. Penn State Extension.

Schmidt, C., & Kime, L. (2020). Crop Insurance for Industrial Hemp. Penn State Extension.

Schmidt, C., Graver, C., & Cornelisse, S. (2020). Agritourism and COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. Penn State Extension.

Schmidt, C., Cornelisse, S., Graver, C., & Lamo, T. (2020). Women in Agritourism: A Video Series on Perspectives on Risk Management. Penn State Extension.

Kelley, K. M., & Schmidt, C. (2020). Wine consumer and product trends: What may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Penn State Extension.

Schmidt, C., & Kelley, K. M. (2020). Wine E-commerce During Covid-19 and Beyond. Penn State Extension.

Kelley, K. M., & Schmidt, C. (2020). Wine consumer and product trends: What may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Penn State Extension.

Goetz, S. J., Tian, Z., Schmidt, C., & Meadowcraft, D. (2020). Rural COVID-19 Cases Lag Urban Areas but Are Growing Much More Rapidly. NERCRD COVID-19 Issues Brief.

Schmidt, C., Tian, Z., Goetz, S. J., Bartley, B., Moyer, B., & Rocker, S. J. (2020). Farms with Direct to Consumer Sales in the Northeast Region and COVID-19: Some early challenges and responses. NERCRD COVID-19 Issues Brief.

Schmidt, C., Crissy, H., Kralj, R., & Schweichler, J. (2020). Agritourism in Pennsylvania - Legal and Regulatory Issues. Penn State Extension.

Schmidt, C. & Crissy, H. (2019). 2017 Census Update on Agritourism in Pennsylvania. Penn State Extension.