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Ronald D. Knutson  
Ronald D. Knutson
Regents Professor Emeritus
AAEA Fellow
Department of Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-2124
Phone: 970/726-9031 Fax: 979/845-3140
email: rknutson@tamu.edu
Ronald D. Knutson is a professor at the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University. In this capacity, he also serves as a Regents professor and extension economist in agricultural policy and marketing.
Dr. Knutson received his B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He received his M.S. at Pennsylvania State University. He served for four years as a teacher and dairy marketing researcher at Purdue University. In 1971, he went to Washington, D.C. to serve as chief economist in the Agricultural Marketing Service of USDA. In 1973, he was named Administrator of the Farmer Cooperative Service. In 1975, he went from that position to Texas A&M University.
Dr. Knutson is the author of over 600 publications on agricultural policy and marketing. He is the author of a college textbook titled Agricultural and Food Policy, 4th edition. Among his numerous awards are: the Texas A&M University Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Extension Program (1984); the Quality of Communication Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association (1987); the Lifetime Service Award from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (1995); the Distinguished Policy Contribution Group Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association (1997); the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching (1998); the R.J. Hildreth Award for Career Achievement in Public Policy Education (1998); and the 1998-99 Regents Professor Award. Dr. Knutson is a member of the Board of Trustees of Farm Foundation and the boards of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) and AAEA Foundation. Dr. Knutson was named a Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association in July of 2003.
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