Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor
418 Taylor Hall
427 Lorch St.
Madison, WI 53706
- Production economics, pest management, crop biotechnology, crop insurance, commodity support programs, specialty crops, and sustainability
- Office Hours
- By appointment
My research program focuses broadly on the economics of crop production, emphasizing insect and weed management for both commodity crops and specialty crops, while my work on risk management examines crop insurance and federal commodity programs to manage farm income risk. Recent work has included developing sustainability metrics for growers as part of a practical agricultural sustainability program, examining the potential impacts of gene drives, and applications of machine learning to farm management data.
- AAE 320: Agricultural Systems Management
Ph.D., 1999, Economics (Major Agricultural Economics), Iowa State University
M.A., 1991, Classics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., 1990, History, Iowa State University