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Department of Agricultural Economics


Dustin Pendell

ProfessorDustin Pendell

220 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.6925 | Fax


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B.S., Agribusiness and Agriculture (Specialization in Agronomy Industry Management), Illinois State University, 2000
M.S., Agribusiness Economics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2002
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2006

Teaching Responsibilities

AGEC 501 | Data Analysis and Optimization | Spring | On Campus

Research Interests and Experience

Dustin L. Pendell joined the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University in July 2015 as an Associate Professor. His broad research interests include livestock and animal health issues that span from the producer through the meat supply chain to the final consumer. Dustin’s interdisciplinary research has been funded by federal agencies and commodity organizations and appears in various academic and outreach publications.

Prior to joining Kansas State University, Dustin was on faculty at Colorado State University for nine years where he conducted research on various livestock issues and taught courses in farm management, agricultural marketing and production economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Areas of Specialization

Animal Identification and Traceability
Animal Health Economics
Livestock and Meat Economics