In Memoriam: Roy Black

Roy Black passed away on June 27, 2020.  He was born in Great Falls, Montana, and earned his undergraduate degree from Montana State University. He earned his PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Minnesota in 1975 under the supervision of Harald Jensen.  He joined the faculty of the Agricultural Food and Resource Economics Department at Michigan State University (MSU) in 1970, where he spent his entire academic career. Black’s research career focused on crop insurance, and his teaching included Extension audiences.  He won numerous academic awards and was especially recognized for his ability to solve applied economic problems facing farmers.