Matthew Melchor

Matthew Melchor is an M.S. student studying agricultural economics at Kansas State University. His research focuses on production livestock and animal health economics, understanding how they can be influenced by policy decisions and government regulations. His current research includes the use of industrial hemp in cattle feed, barriers and market expansion for Kansas specialty livestock, and multi-trait selection in bull sale auctions.

Matthew received his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from K-State in 2022. Prior to attending K-State, Matthew earned his associate’s degree from Hutchinson Community College in agriculture. He has held internships with Cargill Protein, Kansas Farm Bureau, BASF North America, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. He was also selected as the 2023 Anthony M. Grano Fellow in Agricultural Policy by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.