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

James “JJ” Jones, Southeast Area Ag Econ Specialist, was accepted into the SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellow program. This program is a unique professional development program that enhances educator understanding of sustainable agriculture through broad-based, national exposure to successful programs and practices. [Read more]

Derrell Peel, department professor and Charles Breedlove Professorship in Agribusiness received a 2015 Regional Excellence in Extension award. USDA-NIFA and Cooperative Extension have sponsored the Excellence in Extension and National Diversity awards since 1991. One Extension educator from each of the five Cooperative Extension regions (northeast, north central, south, west, and 1890 universities), will be recognized for excellence at the APLU Annual Meeting [Read more]

A memorial fund has been set up for the late John Piondexter, department alumnus. These funds will grow with the hope of one day establishing an endowed scholarship or providing program support that will leave a permanent legacy within the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. To make a gift online, visit, and write “In memory of John Poindexter” in the comments box. For more information about memorial gifts in honor of John Poindexter, please contact Heidi Griswold at 405.385.5656. [Read more]

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].

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Contact Information

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