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Department of Agricultural Economics

Initial Employment Accepted by Graduate Students

2020

M.S.

  • Justin Bina. Ph.D. student, Kansas State University.
  • Gabriel Blairfontinelle. FCS Stone.
  • Whitney Bowman.  Commodity Research & Hedging Analyst, Smithfield Foods.
  • Meghan Brence. Relationship Manager, Northwest Farm Credit Services.
  • Claudia Hissong. Public Policy Implementation Coordinator, Kansas Farm Bureau.
  • Tori Laird. Economist, Kansas Department of Agriculture.
  • Catherine Ofori-Bah. Ph.D. student, Kansas State University.
  • Raymond Thomas. Ph.D. student, Kansas State University.

Ph.D.

  • Abigail Adaku. Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business, University of Ghana.
  • Amer Al-Sudani. Post-Doc, Louisiana State University.
  • Sandra Contreras. Economic Instructor, Georgia Military College
  • Manzamasso Hodjo. Post-Doc Fellow, K-State University, Feed the Future Innovation Lab
  • Minyoung Jun. Visiting Professor, Kyunghee University, Suwon, Korea.
  • Munsu Kang. Associate Research Fellow, Africa and Middle East Team Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).
  • Juhee Lee. Postdoctoral Scholar in the School of Public Policy (SPP) at the University of California, Riverside.
  • Florence Lwiza. Lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda.
  • Patalee Mallika. Post-Doc, University of Kentucky.
  • Noah Miller. Research Agricultural Economist, USDA-ERS.
  • James Mitchell. Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas.
  • Donghyun Moon. Associate Research Fellow, Africa and Middle East Team Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).
  • Agness Myzyece. Lecturer, Iowa Wesleyan University.
  • Kazi Tamim Rahman. Professor & Head, Department of Agricultural Economics Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh

2019

M.S.

  • Whitney Bowman. M.S. Commodity Research & Hedging Analyst, Smithfield Foods, Smithfield, VA
  • Emily Carls. M.S. Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association, Springfield, Illinois
  • Amanda Clymer. M.S. Farm Credit Services of America, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jared Cullop. M.S. Farm Loan Officer, USDA FSA, Emporia, KS
  • Xijian Hao. M.S. Sales Manager, Beijing Enterprises Clean Energy Group.
  • Pedro Masi Godo,.  M.S. Financial Analyst, Ag Econ Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Luke Minnix. M.S. Minnix Farms, Scott City, KS
  • Matthew Myers. M.S. Loan Officer, Banner Capital Bank, Beaver City, NE
  • Allison Pitts. M.S. North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, North Caroline State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Vivian Simmons. M.S. Student. PricewaterhouseCooper, Inc. IL
  • Trevor Tyree. M.S. Product Specialist, Tyree Ag, Inc. Kinsley, KS

Ph.D.

  • Kayode Ajewole. Ph.D. Research Agricultural Economist, USDA-Economic Research Services
  • Ralph Armah. Ph.D. Research Fellow, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana, Legon
  • Bowen Chen. Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. 2019
  • Elliott Dennis. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Youngjune Kim. Ph.D. Senior Research Associate, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri – Columbia, Columbia, MO
  • Pacem Kotchofa. Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Socio-Economist, International Research Institute (ILRI), Senegal
  • Tebila Nakelse. Ph.D. Policy Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, Rome, Italy
  • Oladipo Obembe. Ph.D. Post Doc, South Dakota State University, SD.
  • Madhav Regmi. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, NM.
  • Becatien Yao. Ph.D. Research Associate, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

2018

M.S.

  • Tanner Aherin, Analyst at Cattlefax
  • Micheal Apamaku, Veterinarians Without Borders
  • Hanna Ruder, Risk Management Analyst at Dairy Farmers of America
  • Emilie Herbst, Sales Analyst Associate at Cargill Feed
  • Paul Leiva Lanza, Management Trainee at JBS
  • Jayce Stabel, Stabel Family Farms
  • Candice Gatson Smart, Research Analyst at Kynetec
  • Nathan Smart, Research Analyst at Kynetec
  • Lucas Sedbeck Ph.D. Program at the University of Wisconsin

Ph.D.

  • Weldensie T. Embaye Post Doctoral at McGill University
  • Emrah Er, Research Assistant at Ankara University
  • Michael Lindbloom, Visiting Assistant Professor at Elmhurst College
  • Frank Nti, Agricultural Economist, USDA FAS
  • Nicholas Pates, Post Doctoral at the University of Kentucky

2017

MS

  • Cody O'Brien, Landmark National Bank
  • Christian Torrez Galeano, CattleFax 
  • Candice Wilson, Washington, D.C.

Ph.D.

  • Melissa McKendree, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
  • Nicolas Quintana-Ashwell, World Bank, Technical Specialist, Global Water Practice. Research Scientist, University of Wyoming
  • Steven Ramsey, Assistant Professor. New Mexico State University
  • Ana Claudia Sant'Anna, Post Doc. The Ohio State University
  • Shuang Xu, California

2016

MS

  • Logan Britton, U.S. Grains Council, Washington, D.C., Graduate Fellow in Economics and Policy Analysis
  • Brian Highfill, Cargill
  • Claire Newman, Research Assistant, University of California-Davis, California
  • Henry Ott, Frontier Farm Credit. Emporia, Real Estate and Chattel Appraiser

Ph.D.

  • Xia Shang, Data Scientist Econometrics, Monsanto

 2015

MS

  • Kassie Curran, IT Support Analyst, Cargill Meat Solutions
  • Michelle Estes, Smithfield Farmland, Associate Category Planner.
  • Adam Hancock, Informa Economics Washington Office. Consultant specializing in the analysis of goverment policies, programs, and regulations.
  • Claire Luensmann, Cargill, Feed Associate
  • Hannah Miller, Ameriprise Financial Inc.

Ph.D.

  • Brady Brewer, University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
  • Elizabeth Canales, Roll Global, Strategy Consultant
  • Melissa Lynes, Oil and Energy, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Washington D.C. Industry Economist

 2014

MS

  • William Calis, Topcon Precision Agriculture, Business Development Analytics Specialists
  • Garret Lister, Innovative Livestock Solutions in Kansas, Risk Management Trainee
  • Cooper Morris, Rabo AgriFinance in Kansas, Credit/Relationship Analyst
  • Brian Sancewich, University of Florida, Post Doc
  • Dustin Shearer, Gordon L. Brown and Associates, Inc. in Pennsylvania.  Engineer in Training

Ph.D.

  • Graciela Andrango, National Institute of Agricultural and Livestock Research of Ecuador (INIAP)
  • Veronica Pozo, Utah State University, Assistant Professor

 2013

MS

  • Nathan Clarke, Extension Agricultural Economist, K-State Research and Extension
  • Matthew Herrington, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Caitlin Lowe, Opportunity International
  • Rebecca Manes, Kansas Legislative Research Group, Research Fellow
  • Brett Pendell. Commodity Hedging Analyst, Smithfield foods

PHD

  • Sam Funk, Chief Economist, United Soybean Board
  • Bryon Parman, Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
  • Levi Russell, Assistant Professor, Texas AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M University
  • Alexi Thompson.  Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania