Directing Strategic Partnerships

Scott Brown tapped to build on and establish affiliations with Missouri agriculture stakeholders

Scott Brown, assistant extension professor of agricultural and applied economics, has been named Director of Strategic Partnerships for the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. His appointment was effective March 1.

“This is a new position in our college and Dr. Brown is the ideal person to fill it,” said CAFNR Vice Chancellor and Dean Christopher Daubert. “CAFNR is committed to establishing and building upon partnerships with Missouri commodity groups, the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Farm Bureau, the state and federal legislatures, and the University of Missouri and UM System government relations teams. These partnerships will be important to grow collaborative research and economic development efforts around the state.”

Brown joined Mizzou in 1989 as a research associate in FAPRI, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute. He is an expert in Missouri agricultural policy, as well as the livestock market outlook and dairy policy. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on the quantitative effects of changes in federal dairy and livestock policies, and currently works with the Missouri legislature on the economic effects of state policy options on Missouri agriculture. He also provides regular market outlook on the livestock and dairy industries.

“It is exciting to step into this newly defined role to strengthen and grow CAFNR’s crucial partnerships with key agricultural stakeholders,” Brown said. “I look forward to the opportunity to foster new interactions and grow existing connections to create a stronger agricultural industry in Missouri.”

He received the 2016 C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship from the UM Board of Curators for commitment, dedication and effectiveness in advancing the land-grant mission, and has been recognized as a Special Friend of the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives. He was the 2005 national winner of the Farm and Ranch Financial Management Program Award, given by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. Brown is a graduate of Mizzou, with both his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in agricultural economics.

Brown also will retain his appointment in the Division of Applied Social Sciences.