I am pleased to announce that I have officially accepted an offer to be the next Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University (I will also be nominated for the post of Distinguished Professor at Purdue) and will begin there after the first of July.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my 12 years at Oklahoma State and appreciate the support and opportunities OSU has afforded me. I've had great students and colleagues, and have made wonderful friends in Stillwater.  But, now’s the time to move on to a new challenge.  

The college of agriculture at Purdue is routinely ranked in the top 5 to 10 worldwide, and the Department of Agricultural Economics has a long history of excellence and leadership in the profession.  It's a large department with about 50 faculty members, almost 150 graduate students, and 600 undergraduates.  It's a big job and I'm looking forward to it.