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Department of Agricultural Economics

Jason Bergtold


307 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.6925 | Fax

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Research Interests and Experience

Dr. Bergtold’s research examines the economics of conservation (e.g. no tillage, cover crops, grasslands conservation) and production practices for agricultural producers in the U.S. and in other countries (e.g. Brazil and Uganda). He works on economic, farm, policy and social drivers of land use and land cover change, including assessment of impacts from climate change, natural disasters (e.g. wildfires) and governmental policy. Dr. Bergtold examines the impact of  bioenergy and renewable energy production at the farm level and for rural communities with emphasis on supply chain development, community resilience and policy development. He is examining the impact of natural disasters and hazards on infrastructure resilience and the subsequent effects on community welfare, especially for rural communities. He uses and examinea environmental and nonmarket valuation and state choice methods, as well as applied econometrics in the areas of model specification issues and discrete choice modeling. 


B.A., Economics, Colorado State University, 1999
M.S., Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University, 2001
Ph.D., Economics, Virginia Tech University, 2004

Teaching responsibilities

AGEC 120 |Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness |Fall |On Campus
AGEC 121 |Honors Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness |Fall | On Campus
AGEC 501 |Data Analysis and Optimization |Fall |On Campus
AGEC 761 |Optimization Techniques for Agribusiness |Fall and Spring| MAB Program |Online
AGEC 955 |Discrete Choice Methods and Applications |Spring |On Campus

Areas of Specialization

Production Economics
Bioenergy and Renewable Energy
Land Use and Land Cover Change
Applied Econometrics