John Kruse, PhD

Associate Extension Professor

Agricultural and Applied Economics

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-6807
Address 216 Mumford Hall


BS, Agriculture, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1988
MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1991
PhD, Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003


Agricultural marketing
Partial equilibrium and spatial modeling
Agricultural policy
Price analysis
Commodity markets

Extension and Applied Research

Kruse’s extension and applied research is focused on finding ways to enhance farm income by:

  • connecting farmers to high value markets and helping develop these markets,
  • finding ways for Missouri farmers to gain competitive advantage through innovation,
  • empowering farmers with the knowledge and confidence to market their crops in top third of the price distribution, and
  • helping farmers manage risk using marketing, crop insurance, and farm programs.

Kruse is currently working on several projects including:

  • measuring the performance of grain marketing techniques,
  • identifying valued added marketing opportunities for Missouri fruit, vegetable, and tree nut growers,
  • measuring the value of technology, and
  • evaluating global food demand and supply to 2050.


AG_EC 2183: The Agricultural Marketing System
Graduate Math Refresher Seminar


Commodity Outlook, Farm Policy, & Marketing Presentations