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May 8, 2020 @ 1:29 pm

AGEC students discuss their experiences with virtual classes

Dr. Ken Foster and co-host Dane Erickson discuss the experience of virtual classes in Purdue Ag Econ with students Mason Gordon, Kayla Fogg, and Nick Bowser. Topics discussed include establishing a routine, keeping involved with clubs and organizations, and advice for other students studying virtually.

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May 1, 2020 @ 9:44 am

Ag Econ Senior Gordon Mason talks about his Mitchell Scholarship and Rural Development

Dr. Ken Foster and co-host Dane Erickson talk with Purdue Ag Econ Senior Mason Gordon about the George Mitchell International Scholar Award he received and his passion for Rural Development. Mason also talks about his Undergraduate Honor Research Project investigating the Stellar Communities program.

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April 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Dr. Larry Deboer on economic impact of Coronavirus (PAEP 44)

Dr. Ken Foster and Dane Erickson (AgEcon Junior and 2020 Mortar Board Fellow) talk with Dr. Larry DeBoer about the public policy and economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Plus Dane gives us a glimpse into what it’s like to be a Purdue student in the virtual learning environment.

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August 29, 2019 @ 2:18 pm

Purdue AgEcon Undergrad Program Continues to Thrive (PAEP 43)

Dr. Ken Foster sits down with Professor Scott Downey and LeeAnn Williams to discuss current happenings in the Purdue AgEcon undergraduate program.

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February 15, 2018 @ 11:14 am

Assessing climate change perceptions among Colombian coffee farmers (PAEP 42)

Ken Foster finds a familiar face in Colombia, his former co-host, Jessica Eise. Jessica is a Ph.D. student at Purdue University's Brian Lamb School of Communication. She's in Colombia as a part of an international collaborative project with researchers from the area and conducting in-depth interviews with coffee farmers on the subject of climate change and climate fluctuations.

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October 20, 2017 @ 2:49 pm

Rebuilding Bogota’s Agricultural Foundation (PAEP 41)

For this episode, Purdue University Professor of Agricultural Economics, Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer talks with host Ken Foster about his current project in Bogotá, Colombia. The Bogotá area is facing large population displacement due to a civil war. To alleviate issues surrounding displacement, Bogotá leaders reached out to Purdue University researchers requesting assistance to help increase the capacity of their local agricultural development. Lowenberg-DeBoer’s research aims to harness the agricultural potential of the area by working with locals to teach and incorporate innovative tools so that they can make smarter agricultural decisions.

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August 30, 2017 @ 11:24 am

New Horizons for AgEcon with Dr. Jayson Lusk (PAEP 40)

Listen in as our host Ken Foster sits down with AgEcon's new Department Head, Dr. Jayson Lusk! In this podcast, they discuss the direction of the department, Dr. Lusk's research about why consumers eat the way they do, and big data's impact on both consumers and producers.

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May 1, 2017 @ 1:43 pm

Purdue Students Weigh in on Land O’ Lakes Living Case Competition (PAEP 39)

Agricultural Economics students Dane Chapman and Erica Timmons, accompanied by competition coordinator Dr. Will Secor, recently met with Jessica to discuss their victory in the Land O' Lakes Living Case Competition. The Department of Agricultural Economics and the Krannert School of Management collaborated to create this unique competition. In this podcast, Dane and Erica discuss the process they went through while building their case study and the lessons they learned that will be applicable to their future careers.

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March 8, 2017 @ 4:50 pm

A Conversation with Kokomo Grain CEO Scott Ortman (PAEP 38)

On Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Day, Scot Ortman, CEO of Kokomo Grain, visited Jessica and Ken to discuss how his Purdue experience impacted his career and family's business over the years. Listen to his story for a great example of how career paths can change and how the grain elevator industry has evolved over time with innovation and technology. 

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February 24, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

Ratification of the Trade Facilitation Agreement with Russ Hillberry (PAEP 37)

The day after recording this podcast with Dr. Russ Hillberry, who predicted imminent ratification of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement, on February 22, the agreement was in fact ratified. This marks the first major multilateral trade agreement reached since the WTO was created more than 20 years ago, aiming to streamline cross-border trade to the benefit of the developing world in particular. Listen as Ken and Jessica discuss the details of this now-ratified agreement and what it means with this Purdue agricultural economist. 

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