Academic journal article Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Jeffrey L. Jordan: Lifetime Achievement Award

Academic journal article Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Jeffrey L. Jordan: Lifetime Achievement Award

Article excerpt

The common thread of Dr. Jordan's scholarship for southern agricultural economics is a commitment to interdisciplinary and applied research. Dr. Jordan's peers recognize him as a leader in this effort and in his approach for collaboration on projects ranging from water resource economics to sustainable agriculture. Since 1999, he has been the program director of the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. As Director, Dr. Jordan allocates over $4 million annually in southern regional grants. In his leadership role, social science and economic SARE grants have grown from insignificant to a major portion of SARE's portfolio.

Dr. Jordan is a prolific scholar, publishing in over 30 different refereed journals ranging from the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM), and Water Resources Research to the Journal of Extension. His awardwinning research has always been supported by competitive grants which he generously shares with faculty in support of their scholarly efforts. Jeff's early work in developing the Georgia Postharvest Research Team advanced the use of estimating the implicit marginal value of quality characteristics for tomatoes and peaches. For this, Dr. Jordan received the USDA Superior Service award, the first of many research awards he has received over his extensive career.

Dr. Jordan's scholarship is noteworthy because it is always at the forefront of current issues long before they become popular with other researchers. …

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