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Tina Kotsakou discussed her research on the Streaming Science podcast.

Imran Meerza presented at the 2017 Midwest Economic Association annual meeting in Cincinnati. He and co-authors Konstantinos Giannakas and Emie Yiannaka presented “Market Welfare Effects of Food Fraud.” He also worked with the UNL Public Policy Center on a Food for Health-MOOC planning grant.

Emily O'Donnell discussed research on the effect of different irrigation management practices on corn production, evapotranspiration and farm profitability at Husker Harvest Days.

Felipe Silva received the honorable mention for Agriculture and Applied Economics Association Land, Water and Environmental Economics Section Outstanding Poster Award for his poster entitled “The Effect of Technical Change and Public Expenditure on the Tradeoff Between the Brazilian Amazon Forest and Agricultural Commodities” presented at the AAEA annual meetings in Chicago.

Nadeeka Weerasekara presented her research work on “Do regulations on fishery resource management affect spatial competition among processors” at the Heartland Environment and Resource Economics Workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Faculty & Staff

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Glennis McClure joined the department as an extension educator for farm and ranch management analytics in November. Responsibilities in this position include publishing livestock and crop enterprise budgets, surveying and publishing the Farm Custom Rates Guide, and assisting with special economic analyses in the department.

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Allan Vyhnalek is the new farm transition and succession specialist. He was previously an extension educator in Platte County. More about his role


Faculty and Staff Updates

Azzeddine Azzam was a recipient of the Roy Frederick Professor of Agricultural Economics.

Simanti Banerjee is part of a team which will investigate how to improve land use efficiency through the integration of livestock and crop production systems. She also discussed her research on the Streaming Science podcast.

Kate Brooks was part of the Commodity Marketing Education Team that received the Omtvedt Innovation Award.

Nick Brozović discussed the economics of water on the Streaming Science podcast.

Lilyan Fulginiti received the Darrell W. Nelson Excellence in Graduate Student Advising Award and was a recipient of the Roy Frederick Professor of Agricultural Economics.

Chris Gustafson received the best article award from Agricultural Economics, the journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, for his paper Consumer sorting and hedonic valuation of wine attributes: exploiting data from a field experiment.

Greg McKee published the results of surveys on the expectations of young farmer cooperative members and CEO succession planning by cooperatives.

Jay Parsons is part of a team of Nebraska researchers that was awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture grant to study the benefits of cover crops. He is also is part of a team which will investigate how to improve land use efficiency through the integration of livestock and crop production systems.

Wes Peterson reviewed The Broken Ladder by Keith Payne for the NET All About Books Podcast.

Matt Stockton was part of a multi-disciplinary project, Testing Ag Performance Solutions. TAPS hosted a farm management competition where producers and university scientists competed for the most profitable farm, highest input (water and nitrogen) use efficiency, and greatest grain yield.

Allan Vyhnalek presented So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What? farm succession and transition workshops across Nebraska. A recording of the workshop is available online.

Cory Walters was part of the Commodity Marketing Education Team which that received the Omtvedt Innovation Award.

Emie Yiannaka was a collaborator on the Coordinated Agricultural Project on E. coli which won a Partnership Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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