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Department of Agricultural Economics

Aaron Johnson

Associate Professor

331D Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.6925 | Fax
ajjohnson@ksu.edu

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Education

Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2001

Research Interests and Experience

Aaron Johnson’s areas of focus are entrepreneurial skills, sales and sales management, strategic management, and marketing and marketing management. He conducts research in the areas of new venture creation, business management, strategic management and strategic marketing.  Currently, he teaches Small Business Operations, Food and Agribusiness Management, and Food and Agribusiness Management Strategy.  A major priority of his is to develop future professionals who can deliver value to whatever endeavor they pursue. In doing so, he values industry engagement both in consulting roles and through connecting industry and students. Prior to joining Kansas State University, Dr. Johnson was at the University of Idaho conducting research and teaching agribusiness management students for fifteen years. Prior to that, he was the Food Business Strategy Specialist at Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center in downtown Portland, where he worked with hundreds of food business startups.  Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.

Teaching Responsibilities

Agribusiness Management
AGEC 202 | Small Business Operations  
AGEC 318 | Food and Agribusiness Management
AGEC 599 | Food and Agribusiness Management Strategy

Areas of Specialization

Entrepreneurship
Strategic Management
Marketing/Marketing Management
Sales/Sales Management