(Podcast) Episode 002: Spotlight on Eric Belasco

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Today Anton Bekkerman interviews and helps listeners get to know Dr. Eric Belasco, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University and a regular contributor to the AgEconMT.com outreach website. Eric describes some of his current research in understanding price response in cattle markets to droughts and discusses some of his teaching efforts in the financial engineering program.

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Dr. Anton Bekkerman is a former associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University. He currently serves as the director of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. Bekkerman's primary areas of research are grain marketing, basis and price forecast modeling, understanding how grain prices are affected by changes in supply chain infrastructures and quality demands, and analyzing the economic trade-offs of adopting alternative dryland cropping systems in Montana. Although Bekkerman grew up on the east coast, he had made a small step toward production agricultural after ranching a flock of six backyard chickens.

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