Associate Professor of Agriculture and Applied Economics & Partridge Chair of Cooperative Leadership
Division of Applied Social Sciences
Executive Director (GICL)
Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership
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Through collaboration with industry and key stakeholders, Dr. Keri L. Jacobs pursues research that seeks to inform and elevate producers’ opportunities through collective action within their supply chains.
Dr. Keri L. Jacobs is associate professor of agricultural and applied economics at the Missouri and holds the Partridge Chair in Cooperative Leadership. In 2021, she was named Executive Director of the Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership (GICL). In her outreach role, Jacobs partners with cooperatives and their associations to create and deliver director and talent development programs in cooperative governance and finance, and to engage with cooperative boards and leadership in strategic planning. Through collaboration with industry and key stakeholders, she pursues research that seeks to inform and elevate producers’ opportunities through collective action within their supply chains.
Jacobs was raised on her family’s hog and row crop farm in eastern Iowa. She earned her B.A. in economics from Coe College and PhD in agricultural economics from North Carolina State University.
- Ph.D., Economics, North Carolina State University