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Department of Agricultural Economics

Elizabeth Yeager

Associate ProfessorYeager

311 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.6925 | Fax


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B.S., Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2007
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2011

Research Interests and Experience

Beth’s research interests include the areas of agribusiness, farm management, agricultural finance, and production. Her research has focused on firm productivity and efficiency, repayment risk, and producers views towards risk on their farm. In addition, she is interested in teaching effectiveness and improving the classroom and learning experience for her students. Prior to joining K-State in January 2015, Beth was a faculty member at Purdue University.

Teaching Responsibility

AGEC 220 | Grain and Livestock Marketing Systems
AGEC 308 | Farm and Ranch Management
AGEC 420 | Commodity Futures
AGEC 513 | Agricultural Finance

Area of Specialization

Farm Management

Key Publications


Barnard, F.L., J.T. Akridge, F.J. Dooley, J.C. Foltz, and E.A. Yeager. 2016. Agribusiness Management (Fifth Edition). London: Routledge.

Refereed Journal Articles

Morgan, C.J., N.O. Widmar, E.A. Yeager, W.S. Downey, and C.C. Croney. 2016. “Perceptions of Social Responsibility of Prominent Fast Food Restaurants.”Modern Economy 7(6): 704-714.
Yeager, E.A., W.S. Downey, and D.A. Widmar. 2015. “Syngenta: Changing a Global Company.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review18(2): 173-189.
Yeager, E.A., W.S. Downey, and D.A. Widmar. 2015. “Syngenta: Changing a Global Company Teaching Note.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 18(2): 1-10.
Yeager, E.A. and F.L. Barnard. 2014. “Effectiveness of Increasing Liquidity as a Response to Increased Repayment Risk: A Case Study.” Journal of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 77: 41-59.
Barnard, F.L. and E.A. Yeager. 2014. “Impact of Lower, More Volatile Net Farm Incomes and Higher Interest Rates on Repayment Risk.” Journal of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 77: 60-79.
Langemeier, M.R., E.A. Yeager, and D. O’Brien. 2014. “Cost Efficiency and Feed Grain Production in Kansas.” Journal of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 77: 229-239.
Yeager, E.A. and S.A. Stutzman. 2014. “Deer Creek Farms: Tradition into the Future.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(2): 598-605doi:10.1093/ajae/aat108. Impact factor: 1.507.
Yeager, E.A. and M.R. Langemeier. 2013. “Economic Efficiency and Downside Risk.” Applied Economics 45(36): 5012-5020. DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2013.808313. Impact factor: 0.771.
Yeager, E.A. and M.R. Langemeier. 2011. “Productivity Divergence Across Kansas Farms.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 40(2): 282-292.