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November 22, 2022 @ 7:00 am

The Cost of a Thanksgiving Dinner w/Dr. David Ortega (PAEP 70)

Happy Thanksgiving! On this week's episode, Valerie and Courtney discuss the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner with David Ortega. 

David Ortega is a Purdue Ag Econ alumnus and Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University.

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November 8, 2022 @ 7:00 am

Solutions to Food Waste with Dr. Brenna Ellison (PAEP 69)

Consumer food waste is a significant problem across the world. On this week's episode, Dr. Ken Foster and co-host Abby Meier discuss the causes of food waste and potential solutions to negate it with Dr. Brenna Ellison. 
Brenna Ellison is an Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. Dr. Ellison's research focuses on how people make food choices, particularly how information and other environmental factors impact those choices.
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October 25, 2022 @ 7:00 am

Issues in Rural Broadband with Dr. Roberto Gallardo (PAEP 68)

Life without reliable and fast internet connection is a struggle that many rural communities across the country face. On this week's episode, Dr. Valerie Kilders and Abby Meier discuss issues with Rural Broadband and ways it can be improved with Dr. Roberto Gallardo.

Dr. Gallardo is the Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and an Associate Professor in the Agricultural Economics Department. He has worked with rural communities over the past decade to improve economic development and to decrease the digital divide. 

For more information about Dr. Gallardo, rural broadband research, and Purdue's Center for Regional Development, visit: https://pcrd.purdue.edu/

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October 11, 2022 @ 7:00 am

Estate and Succession Planning with Dr. Marshall (PAEP 67)

October is estate planning month! On this episode, Ken and Courtney discuss the importance of estate and succession planning with Dr. Maria Marshall.

Marshall is the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics endowed chair, Director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, and Director of the Purdue Institute for Family Business.



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September 27, 2022 @ 7:00 am

Agriculture Career Trends: Dr. Brady Brewer and Doug Abney (PAEP 66)

With the 2022 Purdue College of Ag Career Fair approaching, students are looking for ways to stand out to companies. Valerie and Courtney talk with Brady Brewer, assistant professor of agricultural economics, and Doug Abney, masters student in agricultural economics, about agriculture career outlooks, trends in the agricultural industry, and the Purdue Ag Jobs Dashboard.

The Purdue Ag Jobs Dashboard and monthly reports can be found at: purdue.ag/agjobs_dashboard

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September 13, 2022 @ 9:01 am

Joe Balagtas discusses inflation and the Council of Economic Advisors (PAEP 65)

Purdue Agricultural Economics Professor, Dr. Joe Balagtas shares his experience serving on the Council of Economic Advisors and discusses recent food price inflation.

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May 4, 2022 @ 2:31 pm

New co-hosts Abby and Courtney interview Halee about her future plans (PAEP 64)

In this episode of the Purdue Agricultural Economics Podcast, Halee and Ken introduce next year’s student co-hosts, Abby Meier and Courtney Rodkey. The group then turns the table, asking Halee about her future plans and advice for students looking to get involved both on and off campus.

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April 13, 2022 @ 7:15 am

Interview with Dr. Maksym Chepeliev, a Ukrainian Research Economist w/Purdue’s Center for Global Trade Analysis (PAEP 63)

The war in Ukraine has sent shock waves through global energy and agricultural markets. Dr. Maksym Chepeliev, a Ukrainian Research Economist with Purdue Center for Global Trade Analysis, recently presented his paper on the economic impacts of an EU moratorium on energy imports from Russia to the EU Parliament. Ken and Halee talk with Maksym about his research and the role of the Purdue Community in supporting Ukrainians.

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March 14, 2022 @ 10:14 am

Natasha Cox: ’22 Purdue Distinguished Ag Alumna & Regional VP Ag Lending at Farm Credit Mid-America (PAEP 62)

Natasha Cox is a 2022 Purdue Distinguished Agriculture Alumna and current regional vice president for ag lending at Farm Credit Mid-America. In this episode, Ken and Halee talk with Natasha about her Purdue experience, advice she has for students, and insights into the US farm economy.

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March 2, 2022 @ 3:55 pm

Dr. Rhonda Phillips on Community Development research and Honors College initiatives (PAEP 61)

Halee and Ken talk to Dr. Rhonda Phillips, Honors College Dean and AgEcon Professor, about her work in the Honors College, community development research, and her new book, "The Happiness Policy Handbook: How to Make Happiness and Well-Being the Purpose of Your Government."

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