Academic journal article Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Kim Anderson: Lifetime Achievement Award

Academic journal article Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Kim Anderson: Lifetime Achievement Award

Article excerpt

Before entering graduate school in 1974, Dr. Kim Anderson served four years in the U.S. Navy, taught high school vocational agriculture, and worked as a county farm management specialist student trainee for the Farmers Home Administration/U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Dr. Anderson began his academic career as an Cooperative Extension specialist at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 1976 during his graduate program. On graduation in 1980, he moved to the University of Kentucky as an assistant extension professor. He returned to OSU as the Extension grain marketing specialist in 1982 and was promoted to professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics in 1989. In 2006, he received the Charles A. Breedlove Professorship in Agribusiness. He has appeared weekly on a agricultural TV program since 1988 and has written a column in Southwest Farm Press since 1986. His extension and research programs have focused primarily on grain marketing and risk management, whereas his teaching focus has been on sales and marketing.

During Dr. Anderson's career, he has led and contributed to projects generating nearly $1 million in external grant funds. Without a research appointment, he has been lead or coauthor for 37 journal articles and abstracts plus two book chapters. He has authored or coauthored 165 extension publications, more than 1000 other publications, and nearly 100 professional presentations. He has also collaborated on 10 educational videotapes and software programs.

He has chaired or served on dozens of academic and professional committees and worked with organizations, ranging from the university department to international levels. Dr. Anderson has received 20 awards, including a USDA superior service award, a National Association of Wheat Growers Federation Outstanding Extension Programs award, a Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) distinguished professional contribution award, and numerous outstanding teacher awards. …

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