AEAB Faculty Rhonda Skaggs
Agriculture and natural resource policy
Rhonda Skaggs is a Professor Emeritus in the Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Department at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Her B.S. is in General Agriculture, Colorado State University (1981); M.S., in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Colorado State University (1985); and Ph.D. in Economics, Utah State University (1989). She grew up on a farm in eastern Colorado, joined NMSU in August 1989, and retired from her full-time faculty position in January 2015.
She regularly taught the department's courses in food and agricultural policy.
Her recent research has been in the areas of irrigation and water resources, natural resource and economic impacts of changing agricultural structure, and impermanence syndrome in western public land ranching. She has worked with the NSF-funded Jornada Basin LTER project, and also has collaborated with scientists in NMSU's Department of Civil Engineering, and in Mexico.
Dr. Skaggs will be a Fulbright Scholar in Uruguay in 2015 and 2016, at the Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecuaria in Uruguay.