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    • The Department of Agricultural Sciences at Texas State University has four faculty members, supported by a research associate, with expertise in various issues related to agricultural, resources, and environmental economics. The faculty conduct high-quality research and publish their research outputs in reputable academic journals, books, book chapters and extension outlets. Our researches address important agricultural, natural resource, and environmental issues that are of importance to stakeholders at various levels and are supported by state, federal and international funding agencies as well as private businesses. One of our faculty is serving in the Management Entity of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish funded by USAID. The faculty are constantly working to garner more funding support for conducting scholarly research for the betterment of agricultural and allied sectors, and to support students through internships, travel grants, assistantships etc. 


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      Aditi Angirasa - Professor
      aa05@txstate.edu
      Research interests:

      • Production Economics
      • International Trade
      • Agricultural Finance
      • Economic Development

       

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      Dr. Madan Dey - Professor
      mmd120@txstate.edu
      Research interests:

      • Aquaculture and fisheries economics
      • Food and agricultural sector modeling
      • International agricultural development
      • Agricultural and food policy
      • Food economics
      • Agricultural markets and price analysis

       

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      Xiangping Liu - Assistant Professor
      xiangping_liu@txstate.edu
      Research interests:

      • Environmental Evaluation and Policies
      • Natural Resource Economics and Conservation
      • Applied Econometrics
      • Agricultural and Food Policy
      • Development Economics
      • Policy Interactions and Policy Conflicts

       

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      Dr. Pratheesh Sudhakaran - Assistant Professor
      prateesh81@txstate.edu
      Research interests:

      • Aquaculture and fisheries economics
      • Food safety economics
      • Natural resource economics
      • Experimental economics
      • Production economics
      • Consumer behavior

       

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      Dr. Doug Morrish - Professor in Agricultural Education and Assistant Dean, College of Applied Arts
      dm43@txstate.edu


       

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      Dr. Ryan Anderson - Assistant Professor
      r_a461@txstate.edu
      Research interests:

      • Agricultural Education Teacher preparation
      • Inservice Agricultural Education Teacher needs
      • STEM in Agricultural Education
      • Teaching & Learning of Agricultural Mechanics
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      Dr. Ryan Anderson - Assistant Professor  
      r_a461@txstate.edu  
      Research interests:

      • Agricultural Education Teacher preparation
      • Inservice Agricultural Education Teacher needs
      • STEM in Agricultural Education
      • Teaching & Learning of Agricultural Mechanics
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      Dr. Elizabeth Benavides - Assistant Professor
      eab145@txstate.edu
      Research interests:

      • Goat and small ruminant production
      • Goat and small ruminant physiology
      • Animal endocrinology and technology
      • Reproductive physiology and endocrinology

       

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      Dr. Merrit Drewery - Assistant Professor
      m_d553@txstate.edu
      Research interests:

      • Developmental programming as it relates to nutrition and environment
      • Optimization of prepubertal programs to increase later-life productivity
      • Evaluation of novel ingredients in existing livestock production systems
      • Identification of holistic health treatments to replace antibiotic usage
      • Interplay between agriculture and human nutrition
      • Beef and dairy cattle nutrition

       

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      Dr. Reed Richardson - Professor
      cr36@txstate.edu
      Research interests:

      • Processing grain sorghum, corn, and low quality crop by-products to increase starch and/or cellulose digestibility and to improve mineral utilization
      • Evaluation of potential oxidation/reduction modulation using both in-vitro and in-vivo models
         

       

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      Dr. Tina Waliczek Cade - Professor
      tc10@txstate.edu
      Research interests:

      • Human Issues in Horticulture/Horticultural Therapy/Sociohorticulture
      • Service-learning
      • Composting
      • Quality of Life
      • Invasive Species

       

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      Dr. Ken Mix - Associate Professor
      km77@txstate.edu
      Research interests:

      • Soil Health
      • Botanical Insecticides
      • Small Farmers and Ranchers

       

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      Dr. Nicole Wagner - Assistant Professor
      nwagner@txstate.edu
      Research interests:

      • Controlled environment agriculture systems
      • Fruit and vegetable crop production
      • Nutrient recycling through organic waste