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Department of Agricultural Economics

Jennifer Ifft

Jennifer IfftAssociate Professor

331J Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.6925 | Fax


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B.S., International, Resource and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
M.Phil., Land Economy, University of Cambridge, 2003
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California Berkeley, 2011

Research Interests and Experience

Jennifer Ifft is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Agricultural Policy. She has an integrated research and extension program that covers policy and regulatory issues that affect the viability of U.S. and Kansas agriculture. Her current projects are in the areas of nontraditional finance, crop insurance, farmland markets and farm labor. She has published on how farm programs and regulations are capitalized into farmland values, farmland value determinants and measurement, farm labor and management, and crop insurance and farm debt. She also regularly publishes in the farm press and works with farm sector policymakers and stakeholders. Before coming to Kansas State University, she was an assistant professor at the Cornell University Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and worked in the Farm Economy Branch of the USDA Economic Research Service. She has a PhD from the University of California - Berkeley, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She grew up on her family’s farm in central Illinois.

Areas of Specialization

Agricultural Policy
Crop Insurance
Agricultural Finance
Farmland Markets