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The research program in the Department of Agricultural Economics aims to provide practical, empirical knowledge that will increase the efficiency and productivity of Oklahoma agriculture and rural communities, as well as improve the well-being of Oklahomans. The faculty members address a vast array of topics. The Ag Econ Department intends for these research results to serve producers, ranchers, policymakers, emerging and existing businesses, and the public. Research projects are determined by faculty members after reviewing current research efforts in our profession. The department utilizes input from peers, clientele, collaborators, extension educators, and funding agencies to determine the topics and directions of specific research projects.


2019 Department Research Update

Meeting the Needs - Local Cow/Calf Producers


2018 Department Research Update

Local Food for Local People/ Food Pantries/ What is Local Food


2017 Department Research Update

Cow Size & Profit Margin/ Water Conservation in Oklahoma/ Connecting the Disconnected


2016 Department Research Update

Impacts of the Wind Energy on Oklahoma/ Our Passion. Our Profession/ Oklahoma Beef Management Practices/ Anaerobic Digestion


2015 Department Research Update

Agricultural Cooperatives/ Agritourism/ Pest Management


2013 Department Research Update

Healthcare/ Cattle/ Farm Animals/ Manufacturing/ Horticulture


2012 Department Research Update

Cooperatives/ Broadband/ Fertilizer/ Livestock/ Forage Systems


2011 Department Research Update

Farmer's Market/ Oklahoma Food Cooperative/ Farm to School Food Program/ Biomass Production/ Genetic Markers/ Farm Bill/ Water

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