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Expert in Food Manufacturing Feasibility, Food Marketing

Expert ID: 733685 Oklahoma, USA

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Expert has 20 years of experience in food business evaluation, technical/economic feasibility assessment, food marketing, and food business startup. He has performed feasibility studies for numerous food and agricultural products processing ventures, as well as feasibility studies for biofuel ventures. Expert regularly teaches an outreach course on food business startup, which began 18 years ago.

Food manufacturing businesses - feasibility studies for flour mills, frozen dough plants, beef processing, oilseed processing, pecan processing, fresh greens packaging, and small-scale dairy processing.
Non-food manufacturing businesses - feasibility studies for particleboard manufacturing facilities, small-scale and large-scale biodiesel facilities, large-scale ethanol facilities, and on-farm ethanol production facilities using sweet sorghum as a feedstock.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Tulsa, Oklahoma - Norman, Oklahoma - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma - Edmond, Oklahoma

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1997 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Agricultural Economics Institution: Texas A&M University
Year: 1991 Degree: B.S. Subject: Agricultural Economics Institution: Texas A&M University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1997 to 2017 Employer: Oklahoma State University Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities: Faculty member and economist with the OSU Food & Agricultural Products Center, performing feasibility studies and providing training programs related to the food, feed, fiber, and biofuels industries.
Years: 1996 to 1997 Employer: Texas A&M University Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities: 50/50 Research Associate/Instructor working with the Texas Agricultural Market Research Center and teaching a senior-level Food & Agribusiness Marketing course.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Food Distribution Research Society
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Western Agricultural Economics Association
Professional Appointments
Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University (Food & Agricultural Products Center).
Charles B. Browning Endowed Professor of Food Science, Food & Agricultural Products Center, Oklahoma State University.
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University (Food & Agricultural Products Center).
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University (Food & Agricultural Products Center).
Research Associate (50%) and Instructor (50%), Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University.
Awards / Recognition
Outstanding Team Award, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Oklahoma Wheat Commission “Staff of Life” Award (Outstanding Business and Market Development Work)
USDA-CSREES Certificate of Appreciation
USDA Secretary’s Honor Award -- Plow Honor Award for Exceptional Service
Celebrate State Award, Oklahoma State University
Governor’s Commendation, Quality Oklahoma Team Day
“Motivating the Masses” Award, Quality Oklahoma Team Day
ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Program, Class XII member
Industrial Leadership Award, Elevator Managers Business Conference
Outstanding Group Award, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Outstanding Extension Program Award, Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Past President’s Award for Service, Food Distribution Research Society
Extension Communications Award, American Society for Horticultural Science – Southern Region
Merrick Foundation Teaching Award, Oklahoma State University
USDA NIFA Partnership Award for Mission Integration
Frank Panyko Award for Distinguished Service, Food Distribution Research Society
Outstanding Group Award, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Publications and Patents Summary
Professional Refereed Journal Articles: 38
Abstracts in Journals: 11
Proceedings Papers: 13
Books/Book Chapters: 4
Experiment Station Publications: 17
Extension Publications: 59
Articles in Newsletters and Mass Media: 30
Papers Presented at Professional Conferences/Meetings: 86
Poster Sessions: 13

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