Ag Econ Department Welcomes New Faculty Members

The Department of Agricultural Economics welcomed five new faculty members with the start of the fall semester.

Brian Briggeman

Brian Briggeman, Associate Professor
305C Waters Hall • (785) 532-2573 • Brian.Briggeman@agecon.ksu.edu
Brian Briggeman joined the faculty this fall as associate professor of agricultural economics and director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center. Briggeman earned his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from K-State in 2000. He received his master’s degree in agricultural economics in 2002 from Texas A&M University. In 2006, he completed his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at Purdue University. Prior to K-State, Briggeman worked as an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Omaha Branch.

 

Gregg Hadley

Gregg Hadley, Associate Professor
123 Umberger Hall • (785) 532-5838 • ghadley@ksu.edu
Gregg Hadley has joined the department as an associate professor of agricultural economics. He is the associate director for agriculture and natural resources for K-State Research and Extension. Hadley earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics at Purdue University in 1989. He earned his master’s degree in 2001 and Ph.D. in 2003, both in agricultural economics from Michigan State University. Prior to coming to K-State, Hadley worked as an associate professor and extension farm management specialist at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.

 

Nathan Hendricks

Nathan Hendricks, Assistant Professor
304F Waters Hall • (785) 477-5430 • NPHendricks@agecon.ksu.edu
Nathan Hendricks joined the faculty this fall as assistant professor of agricultural economics and is specializing in natural resources. He teaches AGEC 315 Contemporary Issues in Global Food and Agricultural Systems. Hendricks earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics from K-State in 2005 and 2007, respectively. In 2011, he completed his Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics at the University of California – Davis.

 

Nina Lilja

Nina Lilja, Associate Professor
144 Waters Hall • (785) 532-5627 • nlilja@ksu.edu
Nina Lilja has been promoted to associate professor of agricultural economics. She has served as director of international agricultural programs for the College of Agriculture since 2008. Lilja earned her bachelor’s degree in international service and development in 1987 from World College West. She completed her master’s at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1992 and Ph.D. at Purdue University in 1996, both in agricultural economics. Prior to K-State, she was a senior scientist for the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research in Colombia.

 

Mykel Taylor

Mykel Taylor, Assistant Professor
331C Waters Hall • (785) 532-3033 • mtaylor@agecon.ksu.edu
Mykel Taylor joined the faculty this fall as assistant professor of agricultural economics with a major appointment in extension. Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management in 2000 and master’s degree in applied economics in 2001, both from Montana State University. She completed her Ph.D. in economics in 2008 at North Carolina State University. Prior to K-State, Taylor was an assistant professor and extension specialist for the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University.

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