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Emma Boase Receives Outstanding Student Paper Award

Agricultural and applied economics alumna Emma Boase, who graduated with her master’s degree earlier this year, received the Outstanding Student Paper Award this summer at the International Food Marketing Research Symposium in Australia. Emma’s research paper explored how claims made on food packaging labels can lead consumers to perceive other attributes in the same product differently, which she called a…

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Baseball is a family affair for Scott Brown and his sons

Known as America’s pastime, baseball has been a favorite of families for generations. Scott Brown’s family is no different. Scott and his oldest son, Michael, have been coaching baseball teams featuring Scott’s youngest son and Michael’s brother, Mark, for the past five years. It’s a complete family affair. “It’s just really special,” Scott said. “Having all of us together, watching…

Segovia Selected for Early Career Mentoring Workshop

The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) has selected Michelle Segovia, assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics, to participate in the Early Career Mentoring Workshop, a two-day event scheduled to follow the AAEA annual meeting and intended for professionals who have no more than five years of professional experience. Workshop participants will learn strategies to achieve research and teaching…

Campus Writing Program Recognizes DASS Professor, Graduate Students

Jamille Palacios, agricultural and applied economics assistant teaching professor, received a 2019 Writing Intensive Teaching Excellence Award from the Campus Writing Program. (Palacios is pictured at left.) The Campus Writing Program also recognized Madison Byrd, agricultural leadership, communication and education graduate student, and Betsy Smith, agricultural and applied economics graduate student, with the joint 2019 TA Writing Intensive Teaching Excellence…

Low Will Serve as Chair of Economics Network

The Community and Regional Economics Network (CRENET) of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association recently announced Sarah A. Low, associate professor of regional economics, as its chair-elect. The three-year commitment will involve Low serving as chair-elect, chair and immediate past-chair. Learn more about CRENET at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association…

Stallman Honored by Truman School

Judy Stallmann has received the Mary Phillips Faculty Award from the Truman School of Public Affairs to recognize her service to the school. With the award, the Truman School honors faculty for their research, teaching or service work. Stallmann serves as a professor of agricultural and applied economics and rural sociology and is an affiliated faculty member with the Truman…

Segovia Accepted into Summer Institute in Berlin

Michelle Segovia, assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics, has been accepted to attend the 2019 Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality to be held this June in Berlin, Germany. Hosted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the institute will introduce participants to bounded rationality, which suggests people make decisions given constrained time, information or computational power, and it…

After Hours: Dog Tags

The Sykuta family dog, Ella, is an Instagram star

Ella, in many ways, is just like any other 2-year-old golden retriever. She loves attention, going on walks and spending time with her family. But there is one thing that separates her from the pack of other lovable canines and that is her sizable Instagram following. Ella, or @ella.m.thegoldengirl, has amassed a considerable number of followers online. One of her…

Patrick Westhoff Receives Mitchell Fellow Award at 2019 Celebration of Excellence

Patrick Westhoff, director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) and Cowden Professor, agricultural and applied economics, received the Roger L. Mitchell Fellow Award at CAFNR’s 2019 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 11. Patrick Westhoff’s research includes conducting forward-looking analysis of agricultural markets and policies. He provides analysis to policymakers and the public on the…

Jill Moreland Receives Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award at 2019 Celebration of Excellence

Jill Moreland, program director and advisor chair for the Division of Applied Social Sciences, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award at CAFNR’s 2019 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 11. Moreland advises 70 undergraduate students in the Agribusiness Management (58) and Agriculture (12) degree programs. Since she began advising undergraduate students in 2015, Moreland has been consistently awarded higher marks than…