On January 1, 2016, Dr. Keith Coble will begin duties as Interim Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics. Dr. Steve Turner, previous department head, will become the permanent Director of the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC) at Mississippi State University where he has been Interim Director since April 2014. Dr. Coble is a W.L. Giles Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics and internationally recognized for his research on agricultural risk management and crop insurance. The Department of Agricultural Economics will begin a national search for a department head in January 2016.
Naomi Taylor, Hannah Wright, Caroline Kelsoe The team of Naomi Taylor, Hannah Wright, and Caroline Kelsoe finished 5th overall in the Academic Bowl competition at the 2016 AAEA meeting in Boston.