Jim Teal, a PhD student in the UW Department of Applied Economics, is one of 15 graduate students selected to join a year-long program to train Next Gen agricultural economists. The program is a partnership between the USDA Economic Research Service and the Farm Foundation.
Jim recently worked with CIAS through his faculty advisor, Dr. Andrew Stevens, on a project “Lessons from COVID19: Positioning regional food supply chains for future pandemics, natural disasters and human-made crises“. This multi-region, multi-institution research and outreach project was designed to improve the resilience of the U.S. agri-food supply chain. Broadly, the goal was to assess the impact of the pandemic on food and agricultural systems to develop strategies for coping with future crises.
Learn more about the Farm Foundation’s Agricultural Scholars program and view highlights from this year’s cohort: https://lnkd.in/gavd6Zqn.