DARE graduate student, Nicole Didero, discusses her poster at the 2018 Extension Forum on the CSU campus. She worked as a 2017-2018 intern on a project examining pricing at farmers markets.
Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, specialization in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University. This is a teaching and research position. The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized research program with an emphasis on agricultural business and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in areas such as agribusiness management, agricultural marketing, and/or agricultural finance. Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or a closely related field is required by start date. For full job announcement and application instructions see http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/60657. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2018. Applications require a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching ability, unofficial transcripts for all graduate study, job market paper or published writing sample, and three contacts for letters of reference. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Becca Jablonski, CSU Assistant Professor and Food Systems Extension Economist and M.S. graduate student, Nicole Didero, attended the 2018 Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit in Arlington, Virginia. This was the inaugural conference of the Direct Ag Marketing Summit, as a collaboration between the USDA, Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS), Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), Farm Credit and National Value-Added Conference. The goal of the conference was to improve understanding, capacity and performance of businesses and agricultural producers that are involved in direct to consumer markets. Nicole was selected to present part of her thesis, a case study in Northern Colorado on consumer barriers to attendance at farmers markets.
Over the last two Farm Bills, the almost $80 million (2018$) in federal conservation easement payments to Colorado producers generated more than $174 million in economic activity in the state, associated with the creation of 1,102 Colorado jobs and almost $86 million in value-added. For every dollar of federal conservation easement investment in Colorado, $2.19 of economic activity is generated due to direct, indirect and induced spending in the state. Read the full publication here.