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Department of Agricultural Economics

Arlo Biere

Professor Emeritusbiere

331 I Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.6925 | Fax


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B.S., Mechanized Agriculture, University of Nebraska, 1963
M.A., Applied Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 1967
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1968

Research Interests and Experience

Arlo Biere teaches classes that focus in agricultural market structures; detail decision tools in agricultural economics and agribusiness; and study implications for business strategy, agribusiness logistics, and supply chains.  He also teaches freshman orientation.  His research focuses on supply chains in food and agriculture and the impacts of management decisions on the competitiveness of agribusinesses and U.S. agriculture in general.

Teaching Responsibilities

AGEC 632 | Agribusiness Logistics | Fall | On Campus
AGEC 505 | Agricultural Market Structures | Fall and Spring | On Campus

Areas of Specialization

Agribusiness logistics
Supply chain economics
Specialization the economics
Business strategy
Business competitiveness


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