2022 Agricultural Economics Trade Fellow Announced


Dr. Amanda Countryman, Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University (CSU) and a Teaching and Research Associate in the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University, has been named Farm Foundation’s first Agricultural Economics Trade Fellow.

The Agricultural Economics Trade Fellowship is a year-long program for one post-Ph.D. Agricultural Economist with a specialization in ag markets and trade. It includes the opportunity for the fellow to be mentored and mentor, provide leadership through publications and speaking appearances, expand their network, manage high-visibility projects and elevate their stature in the food and agricultural sectors.

Dr. Countryman has already made significant contributions to the industry. Her research examines the economic implications of international trade, focusing specifically on the impact of trade reform on agriculture. She investigates issues related to trade policy, bilateral and multilateral trade partnerships, nontariff barriers to trade, trade issues related to livestock and meat sectors, as well as trade and the environment. She also teaches undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses in international trade, agribusiness, and agricultural economics.

In addition to becoming this year’s Agricultural Economics Trade Fellow, Dr. Countryman has received numerous honors and awards. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Resource Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at the University of Arizona, Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University and doctorate in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. Prior to joining the faculty at CSU, Dr. Countryman was an Agricultural Economist at the USDA Economic Research Service in Washington, D.C. She grew up on a cotton, cattle and alfalfa farm in Buckeye, Arizona, where her family continues in production agriculture.

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