LSU Ag Econ Successful at 2020 SAEA Conference in Louisville, KY

2020 saea group picture

Several LSU Ag Econ professors and graduate students earned top honors at the 2020 SAEA meeting in Louisville, KY held on February 1st-4th.  Additionally, many students and faculty were on hand to present their research in the form of posters and presentations as well as to compete in several competitions against colleagues from peer institutions.

From left to right :

Mr. Dependra Bhatta, Graduate Student - Third Place, Job market paper competition award: Presentation Title - Impacts of Groundwater Extraction Policy Instruments Under Certain and Uncertain Thresholds

Ms. Jane Niu, Faculty - Third place winner, Poster: Title - Economic Implications of Combining Poultry Litter with Wood Chips for Bio-based Energy Production in the United States

Dr. Krishna Paudel, Faculty, President, SAEA.

Ms. Ran Li, Graduate student - First Place, 3MT thesis presentation award: Presentation Title - Winning Ugly: Opportunities to Improve Intentions to Purchase Ugly Food

Ms. Ana Gutierrez, Graduate student - Third Place, 3MT thesis presentation award: Presentation Title - WRP Forest Owners’ Willingness to Accept Compensation for Wildlife Habitat Enhancement

Dr. Jerrod Penn, Faculty – Emerging Scholar

quiz bowl team 2020 at lunch

In addition to these accolades, undergraduates Brianna Cobb, Westin Cobb, Colt Hardee, Madison Plaisance, and Michael Younis represented LSU Agribusiness in the 2020 SAEA Undergraduate Quiz Bowl Competition.  This team was coached by graduate student Whitney McKinzie and advised by Dr. Jerrod Penn.  Pictured above is the quiz bowl team at the SAEA Presidential Luncheon.