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R. WES HARRISON

PROFESSOR AND CHAIR Department of Community and Leadership Development

500 Garrigus Building University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0215 Office: 859-257-7586 Cell: 225-281-0870

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Doctor of Philosophy, Agricultural Economics, 1994.

Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. Master of Science, Agricultural Economics, 1988.

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Marketing Major, 1982.

Central Florida Community College, Ocala, Florida. Associate of Arts, 1979.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Professor and Chair, Department of Community and Leadership Development, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. 2016 - present.

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. 2016 - present.

Warner L. Bruner Regents Professor, Food Marketing and Agribusiness, 60/40 T/R , Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 2006 ? 2016.

Associate Professor, Food Marketing and Agribusiness, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 2000 ? 2006.

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Associate Professor, Agribusiness Development, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. 1999 - 2000.

Assistant Professor, Food Marketing and Agribusiness, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 1994 - 1999.

Instructor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. 1992 - 1993.

Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. 1988 - 1993.

Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. 1986 - 1987.

AWARDS

LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award - Outstanding Teacher in the College of Agriculture. 2016.

Teaching Merit Honor Roll, Teaching Award for Meritorious Teaching Efforts in the College of Agriculture, Presented by The Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta. 2012.

Teaching Merit Honor Roll, Teaching Award for Meritorious Teaching Efforts in the College of Agriculture, Presented by The Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta. 2011.

Teaching Merit Honor Roll, Teaching Award for Meritorious Teaching Efforts in the College of Agriculture, Presented by The Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta. 2010.

Distinguished Professional Contribution Award, Southern Agricultural Economics Association. 2007

LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award - Outstanding Teacher in the College of Agriculture. 2005.

Teaching Merit Honor Roll, Teaching Award for Meritorious Teaching Efforts in the College of Agriculture, Presented by The Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta. 2006.

Teaching Merit Honor Roll, Teaching Award for Meritorious Teaching Efforts in the College of Agriculture, Presented by The Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta. 2001.

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Special Recognition for Service to the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Graduate Student Association, Presented by the Graduate Student Association. 1999.

Teaching Merit Honor Roll, Teaching Award for Meritorious Teaching Efforts in the College of Agriculture, Presented by The Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta. 1998.

Teaching Merit Honor Roll, Teaching Award for Meritorious Teaching Efforts in the College of Agriculture, Presented by The Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta. 1997.

Food Distribution Research Society's Presidential Award for Excellence in Research and Communication for Outstanding Published Journal Article Journal of Food Distribution Research. 1999.

Special Recognition Award as Chair of the Coordination Committee for Agribusiness Research Emphasizing Competitiveness (WCC-72). 1999. Member, Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture. 1988 - present.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FUNDED

"Profitability for Small Beef Producers through Sustainable Forage Systems and Value Added Forage Fed Beef." USDA NRI, Agricultural Prosperity for Small and Medium-sized Farms program. Award: $500,000. Project period: 2-01-11 to 1-31-15. Co-PI with Guillermo Scaglia, Kenneth W. McMillin and Jeffrey W Gillespie.

"Enhanced economic benefits for meat goat producers through production, meat yield and palatability, and consumer information." USDA NRI Agricultural Prosperity for Small and Medium-sized Farms program. Award: $498,232. Project period: 2-01-10 to 1-31-13. Co-PI with Kenneth W. McMillin and Jeffrey W Gillespie.

"Biofuels and the Southeastern United States: An Overview of Production, Consumption and Transportaion needs in the Southeastern United States." Louisiana Transportation Research Center. Award: $13,745. Project period: 6-01-2009 to 9-30-2009. Co-PI with Roger Hinson, Louisiana State University.

"Continuous Tracking and Analysis of Consumer Confidence in the Food Supply Chain." National Center for Food Protection and Defense, Department of Homeland Security, University of Minnesota. Award: $420,992. Project period: 9-01-07 to 7-01-10. Co-PI with Jean Kinsey, University of Minnesota.

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"Analysis of Market Potential and Willingness-to-Pay for Aquatic Species Cryopreservation." USDA Special Grant Program. Award: $27,500. Project period: 08-01-2003 to 09-30-2005. CoPI with Terrence R. Tiersch, LSU AgCenter, Aquaculture Research Station.

"Development of Aquaculture Web-Profiles for AgMRC." Iowa State University. Award: $20,000: Project period: 6-01-03 to 8-31-03. Co-PI with Greg Lutz and Robert Romaire, LSU AgCenter, Aquaculture Research Station.

"Graduate Fellowships in Agricultural Economics." Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund. Award: $100,000: 8-01-2002 to 7-31-2006. Co-PI with Richard .F. Kazmierczak, Jeffery M. Gillespie, and P. Lynn Kennedy, Louisiana State University AgCenter.

"Irradiated Ground Beef: The Adoption Decision by Supermarkets and Grocery Stores." USDACREES, NRI Competitive Grant Program. Award: $110,000: Project period 10-01 2000 to 6-30-2005. Co-PI with E.C. Jaenicke, Pennsylvania State University, Kim L. Jensen, University of Tennessee and Paul Jakus, Utah State University.

"In-Store Testing of Value-Added Food Products Derived from Undersized Crawfish." USDA Special Grant Program. Award:$11,000. Project period: 10-01-2001 to 10-31-2002. Co-PI with. Wittoon Prinyawiwatkul, Louisiana State University, Dept. of Food Science.

"Optimization and Characterization of Sensory Qualities of a Prototype Nugget Product Derived from Undersized Crawfish." USDA Special Grant Program. Award $10,000. Project period: 6-01-1998 to 3-31-1999. Co-PI with Witoon Prinyawiwatkul and Sandeep Kumar Rout, Louisiana State University, Dept. of Food Science.

"Development and Test Marketing of Prototype Value-Added Food Products Derived from Undersized Crawfish." USDA Special Grant Program. Award: $19,000. Project period: 3-01-1997 to 12-31-1998. Co-PI with Drs. Witoon Prinyawiwatkul and Samuel P. Meyers, Louisiana State University, Dept. of Food Science.

"Size Distribution of Shrimp Processing Firms in the Southeast Region of the United States: An Application of the Markov Process." NOAA Grant No. NA46RG0096. Award: $4,515. Project period: 12-01-1997 to 12-31-1998. Co-PI with Walter Keithly, Louisiana State University Sea Grant, Dept. of Coastal Fisheries.

"Study of the Niche Market Potential for Mince-Meat Products Derived from Undersized Crawfish." Louisiana Crawfish Promotion Board. Award: $10,000. Project period: 1-01-1996 to 12-31-1997. Co-PI with Samuel P. Meyers, Louisiana State University, Dept. of Food Science.

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"Analysis of the Economic Feasibility and Market Potential for Value-Added Processing of Undersized Crawfish into Edible Food Products." USDA Special Grant Program. Award: $20,000. Project period: 3-01-1996 to 12-31-1997. Co-PI with Samuel P. Meyers, Louisiana State University, Dept. of Food Science, and P. Lynn Kennedy, LSU. USDA Research Projects "Economic Analysis of Consumer Preferences for Food Nutrition, Health and Exercise." Hatch Project LAB93821. LSU AgCenter, Louisiana State University Experiment Station. Project period: 10-01-2006 to 9-30-2012. "Analysis of State and Site-Specific Determinants for Growth of Food Manufacturing in Louisiana." Hatch Project LAB03496. LSU AgCenter, Louisiana State University Experiment Station. Project period:1-01-2001 to 9-30-2006. "Economic Impacts of Changing Patterns of Vertical Coordination on Agribusiness in Louisiana." Hatch Project LAB03140. LSU AgCenter, Louisiana State University Experiment Station. Project period: 6-01-1995 to 9-30-1999. "Private Strategies, Public Policies, and Food System Performance." USDA Regional Project NE-165. Project period: 10-01-1996 to 9-30-2001. Harrison, R. Wes. "Understanding U.S. Cattle Futures Markets: Implications for the Ukraine Meat Industry". Organizer and Presenter. Sponsored by the Ukranian Meat Processor's Association. Kiev, Ukraine, June 10-11, 2002.

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PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Publications

Garcia-Fuentes, P., G. Ferreira, R. W. Harrison, J. Kinsey and D. Degeneffe. "Consumer Confidence in the Food System, Media Coverage and Stock Prices for the Food Industry." Journal of Food Distribution Research, In press.

Harrison, R.W. 2013. "The RESTORE Act of 2012: Implications for the Gulf Coast" Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 45, 3: 331-337.

Ferreira, G., Harrison, R. W. and Pablo Garcia-Fuentes. 2012. "On the Causal Links between Exports and Economic Growth in Costa Rica." Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development. 8,12: 212-240.

Ferreira, G. F.C., and R.W. Harrison. 2012. "From Coffee Beans to Microchips: Export Diversification and Economic Growth in Costa Rica." Journal of Agricultural and Applied. Economics. 44, 4:517?531.

Harrison, R.W. 2011. "The Scientific Pluralism of Agribusiness: A Special Issue on Theory and Practice". International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. Vol. 14, No. 5.

Kinsey, Jean, R. Wes Harrison, Dennis Degeneffe, Gustavo Ferreira, and Sakiko Shiratori. 2009. "Index of Consumer Confidence in the Safety of the Food System." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(5):1470-1476.

Harrison, R. Wes. 2009. "The Food Versus Fuel Debate: Implications for Consumers." Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics 41(2):493-500.

Jae-Hwan Han and R. Wes Harrison. 2007. "Factors Influencing Urban Consumers' Acceptance of Genetically Modified Foods." Review of Agricultural Economics 29(4):700-719.

Jae-Hwan Han and R.Wes Harrison. 2006. "U.S. Consumer Acceptance of Genetically Modified (GM) Meat Products: Its Potential Ramification for the Korean GM Food Market." Korean Journal of Agricultural Economics 47(3):67-91.

Jae-Hwan Han and R. Wes Harrison. 2006. "U.S. Consumer Labeling Preferences and Purchasing Behavior of Biotech Foods from Crops: An Implication for the Korean Biotech Food Market." Korean Journal of Agricultural Management and Policy 33(3):599-617.

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