WMU News

Visiting expert describes risky business of agriculture

Feb. 8, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- As many Michigan farmers know, agriculture can be a risky business, and an expert will describe why in a presentation at Western Michigan University Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Dr. Rulon Dean Pope, a professor of economics at Brigham Young University, will address "Risk and Agriculture: Issues and Evidence" at 3 p.m. in Room 3508 of Knauss Hall. His address is part of the 2001-02 Werner Sichel Lecture-Seminar Series, which focuses on "The Economics of Risk." The event is free and open to the public.

Pope is an award-winning researcher in the field of agricultural risk analysis. The former president of the Western Association of Agricultural Economics, Pope also has served as associate editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and on the editorial board of the Western Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Now in its 38th year, the Werner Sichel Lecture-Seminar Series is sponsored by WMU's College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Economics and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. For more information, contact Dr. Donald Meyer, WMU associate professor of economics, at (269) 387-5531 or <donald.meyer@wmich.edu> or contact the Department of Economics at (269) 387-5535.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 269 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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