Livestock production economics, agricultural marketing and risk management, price analysis, consumer food preferences
Kate Brooks joined the faculty in the Department of Agricultural Economics at UNL in January 2013. She received her B.S. in Agribusiness from Kansas State University, her M.S. in Agribusiness from Illinois State University, and her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University. Brooks served as a faculty member at West Texas A&M University from August 2010 to December 2012. Brooks interests and experiences span throughout the livestock industry. Brooks research in large part has dealt with meat and livestock economics. In particular, she has done work on pork production issues and several issues related to meat and livestock marketing. She has also done work in consumer preference dealing with issues such as animal cloning and fat injected steaks.