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Ram Acharya

Ram N. Acharya is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at New Mexico State University. He received an M.A in Economics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, an M.S. in Economics and Management from the University Pertanian Malaysia, Malaysia, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University.

His primary research interests are in food safety, logistics management, spatial competition, production efficiency, technology adoption, and demand analysis. He is currently involved in research projects related to food defense, food safety, market power, and fresh produce marketing.

Dr. Ram Acharya's recent publications have appeared in numerous journals including the Journal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Bank Marketing, Journal of Business and Economics Research, Journal of Economics and Business, Applied Economics Letters, e-Service Journal, Health Economics & Behavior Journal, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, and the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Office: GT 381A
Office Phone: 575-646-2524
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail: acharyar@nmsu.edu

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Steven Archambault

Steven Archambault is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at New Mexico State University. He has a BS in Biology, MS in Environmental Management and Policy, and a PhD in Economics from the University of New Mexico.

His expertise is in the fields of : Natural Resources and Environmental Economics, Development Economics, and International Trade and Finance. His research interests include food security, renewable energy, water resources, sustainable development, valuation of ecosystem services, role of technology in development, microfinance, and foreign direct investment. He is proficient in econometric analysis, household survey development, spatial analysis (using GIS tools), and constrained optimization.

Dr. Archambault has authored academic articles appearing in several international journals, and has written numerous social science articles published in reference texts. He has experience studying and working in several countries outside of the United States including Sweden, Uganda, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Italy. He has worked with international agencies, including the United Nations World Food Program.

Office: GT 342
Office Phone:575-646-5737
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail: sarchamb@nmsu.edu

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Don Blayney

Don Blayney is the Gerald Thomas Chair in Food Production and Natural Resources in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at New Mexico State University. Prior to taking the position, he spent 25 years with the Economic Research Service of the USDA. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from Westminster College, Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Economics from New Mexico State University, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Washington State University.

His primary research interests are commodity production and marketing, specifically those related to the U.S. dairy industry. Of special interest are the U.S. dairy policy and its ramifications, supply chain issues, including farm-level production, and consumer demand for milk and dairy products. More recently, he has explored the role of the U.S. in international dairy trade.

Office: GT 347
Office Phone: 575-646-2433
Fax:575-646-3808
E-mail: dblayney@nmsu.edu

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Van A. Bullock

Van Bullock is a College Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at New Mexico State University. He received his B.A. and M.B.A. in Agricultural Economics from New Mexico State University.

His areas of concentration are Rural Appraisal, Real Estate Investment, and Applied Economics.

Dr.Van Bullock's areas of special interest are Real Estate, Applied Economics, and Agricultural Marketing. He teaches Introductory Agricultural Economics and Business, and Rural Appraisal.

Office: GT 379A
Office Phone: 575-646-4326
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail: vbullock@nmsu.edu

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Lowell B. Catlett

Lowell Catlett is a Regent's Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University.

He received a BS from West Texas State, a MS from New Mexico State University and a PhD in Economics from Iowa State.

His areas of expertise are: Marketing Economics, Futures Markets, and Production Economics. His interests include: Advising and teaching both undergraduate and graduate students, Futures Market Research, Futuristic Planning and Forecasting.

He is the author of numerous books and articles and won the university's highest award to a professor, the Westhafer Award. He works nationally and internationally with corporations and organizations doing futuristic planning concerning the impacts of technology on careers, lifestyles and the economy. Dr. Lowell Catlett also works with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Labor, Interior, Defense, Education, Energy and the World Bank. He has been a visiting professor or delivered invited presentations at over 75 universities including Harvard, MIT, Cornell and the University of Illinois.

Office: GT 220
Office Phone: 575-646-3748
Fax: 575-646-5975
E-mail: lcatlett@nmsu.edu

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Terry L. Crawford

Terry Crawford is a Professor and the Department Head of the Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Department at New Mexico State University.

He received his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture from New Mexico State University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business, and his Master of Science and PhD from Cornell University, Applied Economics and Management Department, formerly Department of Agricultural Economics.

Dr. Terry Crawford's primary research interests are trade, research, education and agricultural price and policy analysis. He has received numerous awards and recognition over the years.

Office: GT 387
Office Phone: 575-646-3215
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail: crawford@nmsu.edu

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Joel A. Diemer

Joel Diemer is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at New Mexico State University.

He received a B.S. in Urban Planning and a M.S. in Economics from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Colorado State University. His areas of special interest are: Strategic Planning and Organizational Design in Non Pay-for-Work, Environments, Participative Democracy, and World Citizenship.

Dr. Joel Diemer teaches various Special Topics and Special Problems classes in Agricultural Economics.

Office: GT 390
Office Phone:575-646-2825
Fax:575-646-3808
E-mail: jodiemer@nmsu.edu

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Constance L. Falk

Connie Falk is an Emeritus Faculty in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at New Mexico State University. She holds a BA in English, a MBA in Business Administration, and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University.

Her expertise is in the fields of: Agricultural Marketing of Organics, Sustainable Agriculture, Economic Development, Farm Markets, International Development Projects, and Computer Applications for Agriculture. Falk taught: World Food Problems and Managing a Community Supported Farm through the Honors Program, Mastering Financial Statements, a Spring Break Study Tour to Latin America through the AEAB department and an Organic Vegetable Production class in conjunction with the Horticulture Department. Her research interests are cooperative development, the economics of small scale farming, Community Supported Agriculture, organic agriculture, and the feasibility analysis of value added agriculture. Her latest research projects focused on winter vegetable markets, hoop houses for season extension in berry production, killed mulch systems, and a student-run organic Community Supported Agriculture farm on campus.

Falk was recognized as the 2004 Benefactor of Sustainable Agriculture during the New Mexico Organic Farming and Gardening Expo sponsored by the New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission and won first prize in the NMSU Library Haiku Contest. Dr. Constance Falk is the recipient of the M. Eugene Sundt Honors Professorship for 2011-2013.

Dr. Falk was the co-advisor to the student sustainability club, OASIS, which each year organizes the city-wide Earth Day event, tree planting in area schools to celebrate Arbor Day, and a fall film series on sustainability issues. She is currently on the board of directors for the La Semilla Food Center, which focuses on local food system development and youth empowerment in the Paso del Norte region. She also serves on the board of the Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust.

E-mail:cfalk@nmsu.edu

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John M. Fowler

John Fowler is an Emeritus Faculty in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at New Mexico State University and the coordinator for the Range Improvement Task Force. He holds a BS in Forestry from Iowa State University; a MS in Agriculture with a major in Agricultural Economics from NMSU; and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University.

His fields of concentration are in Resource-Range Economics, Production Economics, and Public Land Policy. Fowler's special interests are: the interface between forest and rangelands with respect to environmental, production, and institutional tradeoffs; and the Economic opportunity of costs of public land policy. He teaches Ranch Economics.

Office: SK 206
Office Phone: 575-646-2841
E-mail:jofowler@nmsu.edu

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William D. Gorman

Bill Gorman is a College Professor in the Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Department at New Mexico State University. He holds a B.S. in General Agriculture and a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from University of Illinois, and a Ph.D Oregon State University, Agricultural Economics, Minor: Economics & Statistics.

His fields of concentration are in: Agricultural Business Feasibility, High Value Crops, International Competitiveness, International Trade and Marketing. Gorman's areas of special interest are: International Marketing, Impacts of the Information Revolution on the structure of global food and agribusiness firms, and Vinticulture. Gorman teaches the NAMA Market Analysis class and is the NAMA sponsor. Currently, Dr. Gorman serves as the advisor of the NMSU chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association NAMA).

Office: GT 353E
Office Phone 575-646-7194
Cell Phone 575-649-1295
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail:wigorman@nmsu.edu

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Paul Gutierrez

Paul Gutierrez, Extension Specialist, is based on the NMSU main campus in Las Cruces. His research interests and expertise are in the fields of range livestock production and marketing economics with an emphasis on sustainable ranching systems, including renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Office: GT 340
Office Phone 575-646-7577
Cell Phone 575-644-1773
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail:pgutierr@nmsu.edu

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Jerry M. Hawkes

Jerry Hawkes is an Extension Department Head at Extension Animal Resources at New Mexico State University. Hawkes received his BS, MS, and PhD from New Mexico State University.

His areas of expertise are in: farm and ranch business management and computer applications for agriculture. His research interests are: financial diversity in agricultural, production economics as it is related to agriculture, crop and livestock cost and return estimates and applied production economics. Hawkes teaches Agribusiness Management Principles and Life with Microcomputers, Macroeconomic Theory and Microeconomic Theory.

Dr. Hawkes was named Advisor of the Year in 2001, Agricultural and Extension Education Outstanding Advisor in 2002, Teacher of the Year AXED in 2002, and a Gamma Sigma Inductee. He received the 2002 NACTA Teaching Award, the 2002 AXED Club Teaching Award, the 2003 Sam Steel Award, and the 2003 National FFA Award. Hawkes was recognized in Who's Who Among Professors in 2004.

Office: Knox Hall
Office Phone: 575-646-2322
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail: jhawkes@nmsu.edu

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Brian H. Hurd

Brian Hurd is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at New Mexico State University, whose principle research examines the ways in which human systems and economies interact with water, land, and climatic resources. His courses in both water resource management and world food systems receive wide praise from students from across the university.

Prior to coming to NMSU, he was ten years in private consulting where he examined the socio-economic impacts from and adaptations to changes in climate and climate variability.

Originally from Colorado and an alum of CU Boulder, he earned MS and PhD degrees from UC Davis. This was followed by a year spent as a post-doctorate scholar at the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, where he continued his doctoral research on risk management and the economics of integrated pest management practices in large scale cotton systems.

Office: GT 350
Office Phone: 575-646-2674
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail: bhurd@nmsu.edu

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Jim D. Libbin

Jim Libbin is a professor in the Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Department, the Associate Dean and Director of Academic Program for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University.

He has taught Agribusiness Management, Advanced Agribusiness Management, Economics of Baseball, Applied Production Economics, Agribusiness Financial Management, and various Special Problems and Seminar classes.

Office: GT 221
Office Phone: 575-646-3210
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail: jlibbin@nmsu.edu

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Jay M. Lillywhite

Jay Lillywhite is an Associate Professor in the Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Department at New Mexico State University.

He holds an M.S. degree in Economics from Utah State University and a B.S. degree from Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics in 2003 from Purdue University specializing in agribusiness marketing and natural resource management.

Lillywhite has a variety of research interests. Areas examined in his research include: ethnic markets for food, econometric methods for use with survey level data, direct marketing, and value added marketing. He received the 2008 College of Agriculture and Home Economics Distinguished Teaching Award. Currently, Dr. Lillywhite serves as the advisor of the NMSU chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA).

Office: GT 365
Office Phone: 575-646-5321
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail: lillywhi@nmsu.edu

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J. Michael Patrick

Michael Patrick is an Associate Professor in the Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Department, Director of the Doctorate of Economic Development program, and Community Resource & Economic Development Specialist with the Cooperative Extension Service at New Mexico State University.

He received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; M.S. in Community Development from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University.

Dr. Patrick's areas of expertise are: community economic development, rural development, business development and entrepreneurship. Patrick has over 20 years of teaching, research, and community economic development activity in the U.S.- Mexico border region and Latin America.

Office: GT 343
Office Phone: 575-646-5682
Cell Phone: 575-202-4253
Fax: 505-646-3808
E-mail: jmpat@nmsu.edu

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Chadelle Robinson

Chadelle Robinson is a College Instructor in the Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Department at New Mexico State University. She holds a BS in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and MS in Agricultural Economics from New Mexico State University.

Currently, Chadelle Robinson serves as the advisor of the NMSU chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA).

Office: GT 381B
Office Phone:575-646-5093
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail: chadelle@nmsu.edu

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Rhonda Skaggs

Rhonda Skaggs is a Professor 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, and joined NMSU in August 1989.

She teaches the department's courses in food and agricultural policy.

Her current research is 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 is affiliated with the NSF-funded Jornada Basin LTER project, and also collaborates with scientists in NMSU's Department of Civil Engineering, and in Mexico.

Office: GT 379D
Office Phone:575-646-2401
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail: rskaggs@nmsu.edu

Rhonda Skaggs has been involved in the following research initiatives at NMSU:

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L. Allen Torell

Allen Torell is a professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Department at New Mexico State University.

Dr. Torell is the Chair of the Departmental Graduate Committee and the Departmental Coordinator in Ag Economics and Ag Business Graduate Programs. He is responsible for responding to inquires regarding graduate study in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business (3 Master's degree programs including: Master of Science in Agricultural Economics; Master of Agriculture with specialization in Agribusiness; and Master of Business Administration with specialization in Agribusiness).

He holds a BS in Agricultural Education and a MS in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nevada and a PhD in Economics from Utah State University.

Dr. Torell's expertise is in: computer applications, farm and ranch management, public land policy, natural resources economics, and ranch/range economics. His areas of special interest are: Range Economics, Resource Economics, Ranch Planning, Production Economics, Agricultural Policy, and Operations Research. Torell teaches Advanced Microcomputer Applications, Production Economics and Econometrics.

Office: GT 379C
Office Phone:575-646-4732
Fax: 575-646-3808
E-mail: atorell@nmsu.edu

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Frank Ward

Frank Ward is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at New Mexico State University and the Departmental Coordinator for MS and PhD in Water Science and Management Programs. He holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Economics from Colorado State University.

Ward's expertise is water policy. He is the author of numerous journal articles, research reports, and book chapters. Ward has written two books: Valuing Nature with Travel Cost Models. 2000 with D.J. Beal published by Edward Elgar (UK) and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics by Prentice-Hall, scheduled for 2005.

Ward teaches Water Resource Economics and Natural Resource Economics.

Office: GT 368 F
Office Phone: 575-646-1220
Fax:575-646-3808
E-mail: fward@nmsu.edu

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