I give a variety of talks to academic, farmer, food, agribusiness, and general public audiences. Subjects range from presentations of my latest research to my take on the social and economic impacts of food policies to my thoughts on current food trends and events. Below is a selected list of forthcoming and previous invited and keynote addresses.

Please contact Jayme Boucher the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau (jboucher@penguinrandomhouse.com) if you'd like me to speak at your event or for your organization.

Forthcoming trips and talks

March 25, Testimony for U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Washington, D.C.

October 1, Purdue Food and Agribusiness Executive Summit, West Lafayette, IN 

October 22, American Veterinary Medical Association, Chicago, IL

October 30, National Chicken Council, Washington, D.C.

December 9, Missouri Farm Bureau

January 17, Lethbridge College, Canada

January 25, Indiana Cattleman’s Conference

January 27, Food Tech Conference, Edmonton, Canada

February 6, Nebraska Cooperative Council, Lincoln NE

March 16, Winter School on Choice Experiments and Choice Modeling, Arizona State University, AZ

Previous talks


Kansas Women Managing the Farm Conference; Kansas State University, Economics Department, Series on Economic Prosperity; North Central Texas College; Filley-Gary Public Lecture, University of Nebraska; Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise, North Dakota State University; University and Industry Consortium; Food and Ag at the Intersection Conference; Indiana Life Sciences; Collaboration Conference on the Intersection of Food, Diet, and Healthcare; Mississippi Farm Bureau; Corteva; Elanco Feedlot Forum; Merck Animal Health; Tom Farms; Howell Farms


Federal Research Bank of Atlanta; National Grain and Feed Association and Pet Food Institute Joint Conference; CGB; Experimental Auction Summer School, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy; Nationwide/Farm Bureau Leadership Conference; Agricultural and Applied Economics Association; Association of Agricultural Production Executives (AAPEX); Bayer forum; National Grain and Feed Association; Michigan State University; Food Marketing Institute; Council for Agricultural Science and Technology; Animal Agriculture Alliance; Land O'Lakes; International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research; Indiana Farm Bureau 


Farm Forum, Calgary, Canada; Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) event on Sustainable Livestock Production, Washington, DC; George Morris AgriFood Policy Lecture, University of Guelph, Canada; Borlaug CAST Communication; Workshop on Experimental and Behavioral Economics of Food Consumption, INRA and University of Grenoble, France; West Texas A&M University; National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; AAEA-CFARE Event on Priorities and Solutions at National Press Club, Washington DC; Texas Tech University; NBER conference on agricultural productivity; California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Feeder Council and Arizona Cattle Feeders Association (ACFA); AAEA young professional's workshop; Breakthrough Dialogue; Western Agricultural Economics Association; Agricultural and Applied Economics Association; European Association of Agricultural Economists


Iowa Cattleman's Association; Soybean Leadership College; Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society; DuPont Pioneer; University of Minnesota; Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE); FoodBev Forum, American Enterprise Institute; Farm Foundation Round Table; Experimental Auction Summer School, Sicily, Italy; Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) annual conference; K-State Symposium on Cooperative Issues; University of Idaho; Auburn University; University of Georgia; Montana State University; GrowCanada


Conference on Coexistence between Genetically Modified (GM) and non-GM based Agricultural Supply Chains, Amsterdam; University of California, Davis; University of Nebraska; Free Enterprise Institute, Oklahoma State University; Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK; Southern Plains Beef Symposium; Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meeting; Experimental Auction Summer School, Crete, Italy; Zoetis Pork Value Chain Executive Forum; Texas Tech University; Grocery Manufacturers Association; University of Naples, Italy; University of Connecticut; Iowa Farm Bureau; University of Alberta


National Pork Producers Council; Langston University; South Carolina Farm Bureau; American Feed Industry Association; Susquehanna University; Pickle Packers International; European Association of Agricultural Economics congress, Slovenia; Virginia Tech University; Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Minneapolis, MN; Iowa Grocery Industry Association; Iowa Soybean Association; Reciprocal Meat Conference; American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; Genus PIC conference; Global Food Safety conference; American Farmers and Ranchers convention; Oklahoma Soybean Association; American Farm Bureau annual conference; Delaware Ag Week


Future of Food Series for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University; Noble Foundation’s Profiles and Perspectives Community Enrichment series; Rural Economic Outlook Conference; Free Enterprise Lecture Series at The Ohio State University; Gilliam Center for Free Enterprise and Ethical Leadership, James Madison University; Illinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program symposium; Truth about Trade and Technology board meeting; Summer school on experimental auctions, University of Bologna, Italy; International Agricultural Leadership Alumni Conference; Agricultural and Applied Economics Association annual meeting, Washington DC; Oscar Mayer Meat Science Summit;  Merck Cattle Feeders Business Summit; Food Dialogues even on Transparency in Food, Chicago, IL; Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, Ithaca, NY; National Pork Producers Council and the Pork Board and Retail Advisory Committee; Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) seminar on USDA data products, Washington DC; Oklahoma Pork Congress; Plant and Soil Science Department, Oklahoma State University; Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Alabama-Birmingham; Meat and Poultry Research Conference hosted by the American Meat Institute at the International Production and Processing Expo, Atlanta, GA


Fred Presant Visiting Lecturer, University of Guelph, Canada

TEDx event at Oklahoma State University

Shepherd Lecture, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois.  Urbana-Champaign, IL

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association annual conference, Seattle, WA

Wageningen University School of Social Sciences, Wageningen, Netherlands 

National Academies of Science, Institute of Medicine, Planning Committee on Exploring the True Costs of Food, Washington, D.C.


INRA-IDEI Seminar on Quality Labels in the Agrofood Industry, Toulouse School of  Economics, France

Technical University of Munich, Germany

European Association of Agricultural Economists conference, Zurich Switzerland

Université Paris-Descartes, Paris, France

French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), ALISS (alimentation et sciences socials), Ivry-Sur-Seine, France

Briefing to congressional staffers as a part of the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research (NC-FAR) Lunch and Learn Seminar series. Washington, DC

Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Paris School of Economics, Paris, France

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin

Department of Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics, University of Guelph, Canada


Conference of the French Association of Experimental Economics, Grenoble, France

Brain Korea’s Distinguished Scholars’ Lectures Series, Department of Economics at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea

Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas (KOMA) annual cattle conference.  Dewey, OK, 

Farm Foundation Conference on Agricultural Marketing Policy at the USDA, Economic Research Service, Washington, D.C.


Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Workshop on Valuation Methods in Agro-Food and Environmental Economics hosted by the Centre for Research on Agro-Food and Development Economics (CREDA), Barcelona, Spain

Consumer Market Demand Research Network, Ottawa, Canada

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, East Lancing, MI

Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Journée du Pôle Alimentation Parisien conference on Food Choice Analysis and Experimental Methods hosted by Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Paris, France

Selected older presentations

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare, Manhattan, KS

Soybean Checkoff Leaders Forum, Des Moines, IA

Board of Directors of the United Soybean Board, St. Louis, MO

Department of Economics and Finance and Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Wyoming 

Merial/Drovers Beef Functional Genomics Roundtable.  Kansas City, MO

Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.  

Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska.  Lincoln, NE.  

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland.  College Park, MD  

International Quality Grains Conference.  Indianapolis, IN 

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois.  Urbana-Champaign, IL

Department of Statistics, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Department of Food and Agricultural Economics, University of Reading, Reading, England  

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Outlook Forum, Washington, D.C.