Visiting Scholar

Lijun Chen is a visiting scholar in the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics in the University of Missouri – Columbia from October 2015 to June 2017. She is working on her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics Management in Nanjing Agricultural University of China. She has completed a master degree in Management Science and Engineering, which mainly focuses on management problems in the agribusiness field. Her research at the University of Missouri is primarily on consumer preference and willing-to-pay on agricultural produce and Hedonic price analysis.

Undergraduate Research Interns

Julie Crouch is an undergraduate senior at the University of Missouri studying to receive her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics with an emphasis in Public Policy. She has served as the Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau President, the CAFNR Student Council Reporter, a founding member of the Mizzou Collegiate Cattlemen’s Association, and a member of CAFNR Student Development Board. Julie is from Lincoln, Missouri, where she was raised on her family’s livestock farm.

Maria Kuhns is a junior undergraduate student at the University of Missouri. She is majoring in agribusiness management. Maria spends her time outside of the classroom participating in Sigma Alpha Professional Agriculture Sorority and maintaining multiple leadership roles within MU National Agri-marketing Association. Maria’s hometown is Mason, Illinois where her family has a hog and row crop farm.

Allison Stiens is an undergraduate junior at the University of Missouri majoring in Agribusiness Management. Allison is a member of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority, Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau, and Agribusiness Club. She is from Maryville, Missouri where she grew up on a small farm and shows sheep and swine throughout the summer.

Former Undergraduate Research Interns (2005 – Present)

Carly Lorenz, Laruen Zitelman, Candace Gatson, Kylie Stutzman, Mikalah Vogelsmeier, Brett Lenz, Emily Gay, Jordan Hubach, Bradley Eisenbath, Melissa Medsker, Jacob Hans, Jacie DeWeese, Heather Coberley, Brant Mettler, Sarah Shaw, Charlotte Jackson, Jared Main, Kendra Foster, Daniel Plain, Andrew Perry, John McLaughlin, John Davis, Jill Blankenship, Kellen Bounous, and Kali Parrish

Former Masters Students (2001 – Present)

Brandon Kliethermes, Adam Brinker, Wesley Tucker, Maria Cox, Jason Franken, Errie Raasch, Kurt Ahrens, Jessica Robertson, David Strobel, Rusty Newman, Brad Smith, Scott Wheatley, Matt Elliott, Lance Burditt, Xioufiu Han, Phoebe Wiles, Chandra Jackson, and David Shively

Former Doctoral Students (2001 – Present)

Jewelwayne Cain, Je-Kook Chung, Chris Boessen, Yiyong Yuan, Sang Young Jei, and Lisa Rees

Former Postdoctoral Fellows

Jason Franken

Former Visiting Scholars

Yasutomo Kojima was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics in the University of Missouri-Columbia from April 2013 to August 2014. He has earned a MS degree in Economics (Contemporary Economics) from Graduate School of Economics, at the University of Tokyo. He has earned his PhD in Agricultural & Resource Economics from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, at the University of Tokyo. He served as a Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan. He served as an Official of Foreign Affairs in OECD Division, at the Economic Affairs Bureau, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. He served as an Economist in the Competition Policy Research Center, of the Japan Fair Trade Commission. He served as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Agriculture and Food Studies, in the Department of Food Environment Economics, at Tokyo University of Agriculture. He has extensive research experience in applied economics and econometric analysis. His research interest includes price analysis, agricultural trade policy, agribusiness economics, rural economics, industrial organization, applied microeconomics, and applied econometrics. He was currently working on “Price Transmission Analysis of the Effects of TPP Tariff Elimination and Feed Price Increase on the Wagyu Beef Market in Japan.” At the same time, he worked on several papers with Dr. Joe Parcell including “A Demand Model of the Wholesale Vegetable Oils Market in the U.S.A.”

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