The fall issue of the Minnesota Applied Economist is now available online! Featuring award winners Klaus Deininger and Rob Johansson, along with a feature article by Marc Bellemare, a word from our department head and more!
Not only is the global population growing, demand for food is expected to rise while resources remain scarce. Professor Philip Pardey blends evidence from biology, agroecology, and economics to find the innovations needed to tackle these challenges.
The 2016 Student NAMA team, comprised of students from Applied Economics, Ag Ed and other CFANS majors, competed with thirty other collegiate teams from the US and Canada in Kansas City, MO during April of 2016 for the annual competition. The
teams, which placed in the top ten, was to market the product was NorthStar Shrimp, produced locally in Pierz, MN.
Seen here amongst her other team members holding the semi-finalist plaque is Paige Durhman, ApEc student and NAMA president.
Hans Binswanger-Mkhize presented, "Decentralization, Empowerment and Rural Development" at the 2016 Vernon W. Ruttan Lecture on Science and Development Policy this Spring. Hans was able to spend time chatting with students, Applied Economics faculty, alumni and Emeritus who were able to attend his lecture. He is presently Professor Extraordinaire in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and Adjunct Professor in the School of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University.