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Teaching Mission: to instill an understanding of economic principles necessary for successful agribusinesses, wealthy societies, and happy people. I teach the following courses:
- AGEC 1113: Introduction to Agricultural Economics
- AGEC 4990: Researching Consumer Food Preferences
- AGEC 4990: Farm to Fork
- Writing a book called Meet the Food Radicals
- Studying how behavior differs in the marketplace and the voting booth
- ... food insecurity in Oklahoma
- ... willful ignorance in farm animal welfare
- ... consumer preferences of ground beef with different levels of 'pink slime'
- ... consumer preferences for goat meat
- ... the impact of food charity on the food insecure in Payne County
- Funding a student, Dalacy Dockrey, to help the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma design a farm to food bank program
Brief Biography: A South Carolina native, I dreamed of living in a state like Oklahoma where many others roped cattle and competed in rodeos. After receiving degrees from Clemson, Kansas State, and North Carolina State University, I got that chance. Since 2003 I have taught undergraduate classes in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University. My research appointment also allows me to write books and conduct scientific studies. I am the current holder the of Barry Pollard, M.D. / P&K Equipment Professorship in Agribusiness.