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Agriculture & Food

Recent emphases include entrepreneurship, dairy profitability and milk markets, alternative and local food initiatives, animal welfare, women in farming, trade agreements, biotechnology and biofuels.

We investigate factors affecting the viability and sustainability of farms and agricultural and food businesses in Pennsylvania, the US and around the world.

These factors include the decisions, practices and interests of stakeholders from input suppliers and farmers to  consumers, policymakers and activists.

  • Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics


814-865-2562

  • Associate Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
  • Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics and Demography
  • Agribusiness Management Program Coordinator


814-863-8630

  • Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics
  • Co-Director, Center for Economic and Community Development
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, Australian Center for Agriculture and Law, University of New England


814-863-8640

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-863-3536

  • Professor Emeritus, Agricultural and Environmental Economics


  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Director of Graduate Studies


814-865-7321

  • Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics


  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society


814-863-8636

  • Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics
  • Director of The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development


814-863-4656

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-863-8638

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-865-5666

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-865-5282

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
  • Community, Environment, and Development Program Coordinator


814-865-9542

  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology


814-865-2561

  • Professor Emerita of Rural Sociology


  • Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • Director, College of Agricultural Sciences Environment and Natural Resources Institute
  • Director, Center for Nutrient Pollution Solutions


814-865-8270

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-863-8632