John Robinson is a 4th-year Ph.D. student in agricultural economics and Koch Foundation Fellow at North Carolina State University. John earned a B.A. in Economics from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2019, where he served as a volunteer firefighter during his undergraduate studies. His areas of interest include grain marketing, risk management, and price analysis.
Since beginning his graduate program at NCSU, John has researched the effects of reduced biofuel demand on US oilseed markets, commodity price dynamics, and spatial market linkages. Currently, John is working on his dissertation and is studying the profitability of on-farm commodity storage in feed grain deficit regions subject to adverse weather conditions.
Through his experience at North Carolina State, John has developed a passion for extension and applied economics and was awarded full funding from the Corn Grower’s Association of North Carolina for his dissertation research. Following the completion of his graduate studies, John intends to pursue a career in academic extension.