Thursday, January 21, 2021

Webinar: The Impact of Applied Research in Agriculture and Applied Economics on The U.S. Economy

Today's farmers produce 262 percent more food with two percent fewer inputs as compared to 1950. A significant component of this increase in agricultural productivity is due to large investments in public agricultural research. The importance of research in agricultural and applied economics has only heightened as the population increases.

In our ongoing effort to support the continuing efforts to highlight the importance of the applied research and economics, the Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics (C-FARE) will host a panel of scholars presenting on the topic of The Impact of Applied Research in Agriculture and Applied Economics on The U.S. Economy from 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT January 22.

Our panel of speakers consists of four leaders in Agricultural and Resource Economics and will be moderated by Gal Hochman, C-FARE's Board Chair, and Professor at Rutgers University.
  • Keith Coble is a Giles Distinguished Professor, the Head of the Agricultural Economics Department, and Special Assistant to the Vice President of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University.
  • Madhu Khanna is the Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruiting at the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois.
  • Robbin Shoemaker is the National Program Leader for Economics in the Institute of Food Production and Sustainability at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
  • David Zilberman is a Professor, Extension specialist, and holder of the Robinson Chair in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley. 

The panel will be followed by a Q&A session.

As always, the council welcomes input on this or any programming, All C-FARE programming is free and accessible to all. If you cannot attend our live event, please check back here after the event has occurred for a recording and summary of the event.

This program is supported in part by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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The program will run for about 50 minutes. Attendees will be invited to put questions to the panel. Inquiries can be made to Maxwell Reitkopf, Communications Strategist ( The event will be held at 12 p.m. EDT Friday, January, 22nd.

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