Today Anton Bekkerman interviews and helps listeners get to know Dr. Kate, an assistant professor and extension economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University and a regular contributor to the AgEconMT.com outreach website.
Kate discusses her role as a researcher and extension economist who directly works with providing access to education by those in Montana’s agricultural and rural communities. She describes several of her recent research projects involving the economic evaluation of pest and weed control in seed potato production and livestock management. Her extension work has taken her all over the state and has earned her national recognition for her involvement in educating Montana’s farmers and ranchers about the programs in the 2014 Farm Bill. She is looking forward (but not too soon) to again working on delivering information about the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill and describes her vision for the AgEconMT.com project to be a bridge to a different audience.
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(Intro and outro music by Trevor Sensor)