Dr. Brent Hueth
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Brent Hueth is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research and teaching focus on agricultural firms and markets, cooperative enterprise, and economic development. Hueth has published in top economics journal (American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Regulatory Economics, etc.) and is a research fellow at the Institute for Exceptional Growth Companies. He also serves as executive director of the Census Bureau’s Research Data Center at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Hueth holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Ani L. Katchova
The Ohio State University
Ani Katchova is Farm Income Enhancement Chair at The Ohio State University and associate professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. She chairs the Farm Income Enhancement Program, which is one of the largest programs in the department. Katchova’s research areas include agricultural finance, cooperatives, agribusiness management and marketing, and applied econometrics. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and the Agricultural Finance Review, and Agribusiness. Katchova currently serves as an executive board director of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. She holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Catherine L. Kling - (Chair)
Iowa State University
Catherine L. Kling (NAS) is Charles F. Curtiss distinguished professor of agriculture and life sciences and a professor of economics at Iowa State University (ISU). Kling has served as the director of ISU’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) since July 2013, after having served many years as the division head of CARD’s Resource and Environmental Policy Division. In her work at CARD, Kling is undertaking research to examine how agricultural practices affect water quality, wildlife, soil carbon content, and greenhouse gases. Kling was elected the the National Academy of Sciences in 2015. She currently serves on the NRC’s Water Science and Technology Board and has been a member of several previous panels including the Panel to Review USDA's Agricultural Resource Management Survey. Kling holds a B.S. in business and economics from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland.
Ms. Doris Mold
Sunrise Agricultural Associates
Doris Mold is the president of Sunrise Agricultural Associates, LLC, an agricultural consulting firm, based out of Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as president of American Agri-Women, the nation's largest coalition of women in agriculture. She also teaches classes on farm and agri-business management at the University of Minnesota for MAST International. Mold has recently served on the Expert Panel on Statistics for Women and Beginner Farmers for USDA, and served six years on the agricultural statistics advisory committee for NASS, chairing the committee for three years. Mold was recently appointed to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Agricultural Advisory Committee. Previously, Mold worked as an agricultural economist at the University of Minnesota and continues to work on special research and education projects with the U of MN on a project basis. Mold maintains a unique position as a producer who uses NASS data and provides data to NASS, and as an economist who utilizes the data in research, teaching, business and in volunteer advocacy. Mold holds an MS degree in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Jean Opsomer
Colorado State University
Jean Opsomer is a professor and department chair in the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University. His research focuses on survey statistics, nonparametric regression, and environmental statistics. Opsomer is the associate editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series B) and the Electronic Journal of Statistics and Survey Methodology. He sits on the Bureau of Labor Statistics technical advisory committee and previously served on the NRC’s Panel to Review USDA’s Agricultural Resource Management Survey. Opsomer is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and the American Statistical Association (ASA), and a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). He holds a Ph.D. in statistics from Cornel University.
Mr. Greg Peterson
Greg Peterson is director general of the Agriculture, Energy, Environment and Transportation Statistics Branch at Statistics Canada. Since joining Statistics Canada in 1990, Peterson has worked in many areas, covering manufacturing, culture and tourism, and retail trade. Since 2011, he has directed the statistical program that measures science, technology and innovation, the digital economy, capital spending, as well as building permits and property values. Peterson also leads Canada’s census of agriculture, a program that sends out and compiles data from 250,000 questionaries every 5 years. Peterson holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Concordia University and a master’s degree from Queen’s University.
Mr. Krijn Poppe
LEI Wageningen UR
Krijn Poppe is a senior economist at Wageningen University & Research, as well as in a research manager at Wageningen Economic Research (known as LEI in Dutch). He supports, on a scientific base, decision makers in policy and business to understand and act upon trends in agriculture and food. Poppe also manages various research programmes for the European Union (EU) on the food industry, including the several studies for the Information and Communication Technologies campaign, and the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN). For several years he co-led the EU’s Standing Committee on Agricultural Research’s Strategic working group on Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems. Recently the Dutch government appointed him as member of the Netherland’s Council for the Environment and Infrastructure. Poppe is involved in managing the professional journals the European Review of Agricultural Economics and EuroChoices, and was for 12 years Secretary-General of the European Association of Agricultural Economists. From 2009-2011 Poppe was chief science officer of the former Dutch Ministry of Agriculture. He co-owns a small farm and is a board member of SKAL, the Dutch Inspection Organisation for Organic Farming. Poppe holds an M.Sc. in from economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Dr. Daniel A. Sumner
University of California, Davis
Daniel Sumner is the Frank H. Buck, Jr., professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis and the director of the University of California, Agricultural Issues Center. He participates in research, teaching, and directs an outreach program related to public issues related to agriculture. Sumner has served as on the President's Council of Economic Advisers, is a former assistant secretary for economics at the United States Department of Agriculture, and former chair of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, a consultant for farm organization, government agencies and firms and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and symposia. Sumner is a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association and holds Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1978.
Dr. James Wagner
University of Michigan
James Wagner is a research associate professor at the Survey Research Center and research affiliate at the Population Studies Center, both at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. He teaches in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, and serves as principal investigator on several large studies. He is currently the chief mathematical statistician on the National Survey of Family Growth. His research interests include nonresponse error, quality indicators for survey data, and responsive or adaptive design. He also develops and implements responsive design plans for large surveys. He has an M.S. in political science, and a Ph.D. from the program in survey methodology, both from the University in Michigan.
Dr. Jeremy G. Weber
University of Pittsburgh
Jeremy Weber is an assistant professor in Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He previously worked at the World Bank, USDA’s Economic Research Service—where he produced numerous reports on farm income characteristics—and was an adjunct faculty member for the master’s program in applied economics at Johns Hopkins University. Weber’s current resaerch focus on energy, natural resource, and agricultural economics; and he has published more than a dozen articles in journals such as Energy Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, World Development, Land Economics, and the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Weber holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Wisconsin--Madison.