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January 3, 2022 @ 11:09 am

Dr. Bhagyashree Katare shares research on health equity and government assistance programs (PAEP 60)

Dr. Bhagyashree Katare discusses her research in health equity and government assistance programs. Dr. Katare is an associate professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University.

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November 17, 2021 @ 3:57 pm

Inflation and the Cost of Your Thanksgiving Feast (PAEP 59)

Halee and Ken talk with Purdue Ag Econ Distinguished Professor and Department Head, Jayson Lusk, about the cost of a Thanksgiving meal in 2021 and the growing prices of food and other goods.

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October 19, 2021 @ 1:25 pm

AGEC students discuss their experiences with summer internships (PAEP 58)

Dr. Ken Foster & Co-host Halee Fisher talk with three agricultural economics undergraduate students (Ashley Porter, Austin Berenda, and Grace Hasler) about their summer internship experiences. The trio provide insight and advice to students looking to make the most from these types of opportunities.

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September 16, 2021 @ 2:45 pm

Todd Kuethe on the field of farmland economics and drivers of recent increase in Indiana farmland values (PAEP 57)

Ken and Halee talk to Dr. Todd Kuethe, Associate Professor and Schrader Endowed Chair of Farmland Economics at Purdue University, about the field of farmland economics and his recent report on the Purdue Farmland Values and Cash Rents Survey.  Topics discussed include insights on what factors are increasing current farmland prices, the future forecast on farmland value, and the effects of COVID-19 in this market. 

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May 7, 2021 @ 8:45 am

We greet our new co-host Halee and say goodbye to Dane (PAEP 56)

In this episode, we welcome Halee Fisher as the new co-host of the Purdue Ag Econ Podcast. Ken and Halee chat with past co-host, Dane Erickson, about highlights from his Boilermaker experience, the benefits he received from working as an undergraduate researcher with Dr. Carson Reeling, the challenges/opportunities he faced applying to grad school during COVID, and his future plans as a master’s student.

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April 21, 2021 @ 2:03 pm

Inside the field of Environmental Economics with Dr. Carson Reeling (PAEP 55)

Ken and Dane talk with Dr. Carson Reeling about the field of Environmental Economics. Topics discussed include the economics behind bear and deer hunting permits, using economics as a tool for conservation, finding the value of things which exist outside traditional markets, and the “Purdue energy.” 

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March 26, 2021 @ 7:51 am

Our unconscious influence on self-reported data, with Dr. Nicole Olynk-Widmar (PAEP 54)

Ken and Dane talk with Dr. Nicole Widmar about the role self-reported data plays in our increasingly data-driven world, from eating habits to COVID-19. Dr. Widmar shares insights on Social Desirability Bias, or the ways we unconsciously influence self-reported data to portray ourselves in a better light than reality.



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February 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am

Ken and Dane talk with Food and Agricultural Economist, Dr. Jayson Lusk (PAEP 53)

Dr. Ken Foster and Dane Erickson start the Spring 2021 semester by speaking with Purdue Ag Econ Department Head and Distinguished Professor, Jayson Lusk.

Lusk is a food and agricultural economist who studies "what we eat and why we eat it." He has been listed as one of the most prolific and cited food and agricultural economists of the past two decades.

The trio discuss changes in the Ag Econ Department, food insecurity in the time of COVID, and the increasingly "virtual" job market.


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November 10, 2020 @ 3:06 pm

Development Economics Chat with Purdue Ag Econ’s Dr. Kajal Gulati (PAEP 52)

Ken and Dane talk with Dr. Kajal Gulati, Purdue Ag Econ’s newest professor and expert in Development Economics. Dr. Gulati shares with insights into problems and opportunities in rural development around the world in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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October 5, 2020 @ 8:54 am

Building Your Professional Brand and Competing in the Virtual Job Market (PAEP 51)

Ken and Dane speak with Purdue alum Ernie Humphrey (CEO of Treasury Webinars) about preparing for virtual interviews, building your professional brand, and staying connected to Purdue as an alum.

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