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Department of Agricultural Economics

From the desk of Dr. Allen Featherstone -
April 2021 Department Update

Allen FeatherstoneThis spring semester has been a step closer to normal with more students on campus for classes, but still a mix of hybrid learning. We miss seeing everyone on a daily basis!

In this enewsletter, we share stories about Dr. Jesse Tack being selected as editor of a prestigious journal, highlight several student achievements, announce the 2021 Center for Risk Management Education and Research Fellows, introduce you to our Land Use Survey Center and provide a list of upcoming events. Among those events, we are planning to host our Scholarship Banquet and Department Tailgate in the fall. More information about the banquet and tailgate will be provided in the next enewsletter.

We are excited to share the progress on the construction of our new Undergraduate Student Center that was made possible by Dr. Arlo and Diane Biere. This is going to be a beautiful, modern space for our undergraduate students, faculty and staff! We appreciate the dedication and engagement of our faculty, alumni and outside supporters. Thank you to our generous donors who give back to the Department. If you have an interest in giving, please contact me about departmental needs or go to our Give Back page to contribute. 

Please take time to learn more about the activities of our department. We also encourage you to share your career and family developments so we can keep your fellow alumni informed. Please email me at afeather@ksu.edu or Mary Bowen, our communication coordinator, at mjbowen@ksu.edu with information you would like to share with your fellow alumni.

Go Cats!

Dr. Allen Featherstone
Department Head, Professor, Master of Agribusiness Program Director