Department of Agricultural Economics

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Our Department continues to contribute to teaching, research and Extension programs that have an impact not only in the state but beyond. A past impact is the Sales Tax Collections in Nonmetropolitan Communities. [read more]

Department News

2015 Rural Economic Outlook Conference, Friday, October 30
ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center, Stillwater, OK
Dr. Lowell Catlett, will discuss “Six Trends You Can’t Afford to Miss.” Registration information and a complete agenda are at

2015 AAEA Fellow
Congratulations to Dr. Jayson Lusk, OSU Department of Agricultural Economics Regents Professor & Willard Sparks Endowed Chair. He has been named a 2015 Fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). He will be presented with his award at the 2015 AAEA Annual Meeting in July. Being recognized as an AAEA Fellow is the agricultural economics profession’s most prestigious honor, reserved for individuals with continuous contribution to the advancement of agricultural and applied economics. [read more]

SAEA Awards
Faculty and students attended the Southern Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. Our department was well represented, here is a summary of our activity. Awards received included Brian Whitacre who received the SAEA Teaching Award; Mike Woods received the SAEA Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Oklahoma Quality Beef Network received the Outstanding Extension Program Award, team members include: Damona Doye, Eric Devuyst, Derrell Peel, Kellie Raper, Gant Mourer, David Lalman, Chris Richards, Megan Rolf, Daniel Stein, D. L. Step and Justin Talley. In addition, six faculty members or graduate students chaired sessions; four faculty members presented in an Organized Symposium; 13 presentations were made in selected paper sessions by faculty and graduate students; and five posters were accepted and presented. We had six undergraduate students compete in the Quiz Bowl, coached by Josh Maples. Team members included: Hollee Koester, Jordan Langan, Brady Mayfield, Vance Sharp, Matt Fletcher and Logan Smith. Finally, Jody Campiche serves as a SAEA Director [read more].

Five Students Selected as 2014-2015 OSU Seniors of Significance
Congratulations to the following 2014-2015 Seniors of Significance who are from the agricultural economics department: Joshua Joe Conaway, Ringwood, Oklahoma, agribusiness; M. Dalton Downing, Grove, Oklahoma, agribusiness; Brian James Highfill, Enid, Oklahoma, agricultural economics; Ty Schoenhals, Kermlin, Oklahoma, agricultural economics; and Chacey Schoeppel, Fairview, Oklahoma, agribusiness. [read more]

Faculty Awarded USDA NIFA National Excellence in Teaching Award
Congratulations to Dr. Shida Henneberry! She was awarded the National Excellence in Teaching Award from USDA NIFA.

Henneberry said "I contribute my success in teaching to excellent students, colleagues, and leaders in agricultural economics that I have interacted with over my 30 year career."

Alumna Awarded Women of the Year in Oklahoma Agriculture
Congratulations to agricultural economics department alumna, Blayne Arthur, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture, for being honored the Woman of the Year in Oklahoma Agriculture at the 2014 Diamond Hats Gala. [read more]

Faculty Recognized as a Stillwater Emerging Leader Under 40
Congratulations to Dr. Dave Shideler for being named a Stillwater Emerging Leader under 40 by the Young Professionals of Stillwater. Forty-one individuals were recognized during the inaugural Emerging Leaders Under 40 event. Emerging Leaders Under 40 was started by the Young Professionals of Stillwater in an effort to recognize and celebrate those who are making a difference in the Stillwater community – professionally, civically, and personally. Nominees went through an application process that was preceded by a selection committee who then determined the Top 10 Emerging Leaders.

Farm Bill Information Meetings
Farm bill info meetings are being held at various locations around Oklahoma until December 9, 2014. Discussion items include agricultural risk coverage, price loss coverage, ARC/PLC decision tools, base reallocation, yield update, supplemental coverage option and many more USDA programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. [read more]

Seven Students Selected at OSU Top 40 Freshmen Men and Women
Congratulations to the seven students from the agricultural economics department who were named in the top 40 freshmen men and women: Luke Chapman, Agribusiness, Madill, OK; Ethan Gingrich, Agribusiness, Bethel Acres, OK; Bray Haven, Agribusiness, Cheyenne, OK; Katie Lippoldt, Agribusiness, Kingfisher, OK; Garrett Reed, Agribusiness, Locust Grove, OK; Tyler Schnaithman, Agricultural Economics, Garber, OK; and Carson Vinyard, Agribusiness, Altus, OK. Garrett Reed, Agribusiness, Locust Grove, OK; Tyler Schnaithman, Agricultural Economics, Garber, OK; and Carson Vinyard, Agribusiness, Altus, OK. [read more]

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308 Agricultural Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405.744.6161
Fax: 405.744.8210