Corinne Valdivia, professor of agricultural and applied economics, has been awarded the D. Howard Doane Professorship. Valdivia’s research on the translational effect of innovation on farming with the intersection of community, and her involvement with interdisciplinary mixed practice systems focused on environmental and community sustainability continue Doane’s work at the forefront of the development of agriculture economics, helping farmers to incorporate innovation into their farming operations, and using farm management strategies to achieve solutions in animal, plant, and soil management systems that lead to long standing environmental stewardship.
D. Howard Doane founded the Department of Farm Management at the University of Missouri in 1910, which later became the Department of Rural Life, then the Department of Agricultural Economics. During his life he served as a change agent for U.S. agriculture.
Sandy Rikoon, dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences and rural sociology professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Dr. Rikoon’s honorary doctorate was the first honorary degree awarded through the university’s College of Economics, and it was only the 26th awarded by the university. Read more about the honor.
Judy Stallmann and co-authors Craig Maher, Steven Deller and Sungho Park, won the award for best paper in the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs last year. The paper, titled “Surveying the Effects of Limitations on Taxes and Expenditures: What Do/Don’t We Know?” reviews the theoretical, operational and empirical contexts of tax and expenditure limitations at the state and local levels. Stallmann is a professor in agricultural and applied economics, rural sociology and public affairs. You can read the paper here.
Brandi Baade, a master’s degree candidate in agricultural leadership, communication and education, will receive an Outstanding Teaching – Ideas Unlimited Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators during a November awards ceremony. The Ideas Unlimited contest is designed to give members an opportunity to exchange classroom, SAE, leadership, and other teaching ideas. Only six of these awards are presented nationally each year.
Adam Cletzer, assistant professor in agricultural education and leadership, won the Outstanding Educator Workshop award for a workshop titled “Leadership Discourses: Exploring Students’ Definitions of Leadership” from the Association of Leadership Educators at their annual conference in summer 2018.
Parijat Ghosh, Ph.D. candidate in rural sociology, won the graduate student poster competition at this summer’s Integrated Network for Social Sustainability conference. The poster’s title is “The Sustainability Promises of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) to the Farmers at Farmers’ Market.”