Outreach Activities


Speeches and Presentations

  • Dr. Gary W. Williams presented the paper, "The National Economic Contribution of Generic Food and Agricultural Product Advertising and Promotion," authored along with Dr. Oral Capps, Jr. and Daniel Hanselka, at the 2017 International Food Marketing Research Symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Dr. Gary W. Williams, along with a number of experts in the agricultural industry, testified before the House Agriculture Committee in February 2017 to discuss the nature of international market development programs administered by the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service.
  • Dr. Oral Capps, Jr. on behalf of the SAS Institute, gave numerous presentations on applied econometrics.

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Press Releases

Hot Topic: More on the Economic Impact of USDA Export Market Development Programs

Master of Agribusiness Program Top Ranked!

  • The Master of Agribusiness (MAB) program in the Department of Agricultural Economics, lead by Director Victoria Salin, was ranked by Eduniversal as the #7 worldwide and and the #2 U.S. Best Masters Agribusiness program.

Report released on the Economic Impact of USDA Export Market Development Programs

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Seminars and Conferences

  • Seminar on Aflatoxin

    In August, Dr. Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, Principal Scientist and Leader of the Africa-wide Aflasafe at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, gave his presentation (hosted by AFCERC) on "Safer Crops, Better Health, and Higher Income: Ground-Truths from Development to Scaling-Up of Aflatoxin Biocontrol in Africa." Very interesting work!

  • U.S. Agricultural Policy in a Global Context Conference
  • AFCERC, the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC), the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (COALS) at Texas A&M University sponsored this conference in College Station, Texas on April 9, 2013. As part of the COALS effort to seek “Grand Solutions to Grand Challenges,” the Blue Bell Lecture Series is designed to provide an external perspective on what COALS does and how it can uniquely approach the grand challenges we face today.

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