Beef Outlook & Commodity Issues

Dr. Mark Welch is an Extension Economist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University specializing in grain marketing. Mark received a bachelor's degree in Economics from Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa and his Master of Science Degree in Agriculture: Business and Economics from West Texas A&M University. He operated a farm and cattle feedlot in Castro County, Texas prior to attending Texas Tech University to earn his PhD in Agricultural Economics. Mark worked as a Research Scientist with the Cotton Economics Research Institute at Texas Tech. His current research and Extension appointment are focused on the interests of all stakeholders in the grain industry, particularly in the areas of risk management and market analysis.

Grain & Oil Seeds: Domestic & Global

Mark Welch
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Dr. Clay Mathis was named Director and Endowed Chair of the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management in July, 2010. As Director, Dr. Mathis leads faculty and staff appointed to the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management and oversees teaching and outreach efforts of the Institute. He maintains and develops curriculum for the M.S. in Ranch Management degree program, which includes more than 42 hours of business and animal production coursework and intensive project work tackling issues on large partnering ranches across the United States. Dr. Mathis works closely with the KRIRM Management Council to identify topics and speakers for the entire suite of KRIRM lectureships and the annual Holt Cat Symposium on Excellence in Ranch Management.

Back at the Ranch: Finding Leverage Points in Your Operation

Clay Mathis
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Effects & Outlook for the Beef Side
Rob Hogan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Rancher Panel:
How We are Managing High Commodity & Input Costs