Corinne Valdivia Awarded D. Howard Doane Professorship

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.