Welcome to the Amarillo AgEcon Blog! This blog is an outreach project of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Our goal is to keep producers in the Texas High Plains, and around the state, engaged in discussions about agricultural markets, research findings from agricultural economists, current issues facing the field of agriculture, and the implications of regularly released USDA reports. We also aim to provide access to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension resources and programs where you can learn more about these topics. We’re glad you’re here to learn with us!
About the Author: Justin Benavidez is an Assistant Professor and Extension Economist in Amarillo who covers issues relating to the economics of agriculture in the Texas High Plains. He focuses on farm management economics pertaining to livestock and row crops, bio-economic modelling, farm policy, marketing, animal health, and water’s impact on agriculture. Justin is a member of the Agriculture and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA), and the Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA).
Justin grew up on a small family farm in Tulia, Texas, and received his bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.
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