Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Agricultural Business Management
Office Location: Old Gym 107
Office Phone: 518-255-5643
Office Hours: M,W,F 11-12; T, 8-9; Th 2 -3
Areas of Expertise: Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Policy, Small-scale Beef Production Systems, Market Research, Experimental Economics
AGBU 103 Agricultural Economics, AGBU 107 Ag Operations Management, AGBU 270 Ag Business Field Studies, AGBU 328 Ag Sales and Sales Mgmt, AGBU 341 Ag Economics & Geography, AGBU 420 Agricultural Policy, AGBU 440 Environmental Issues in Ag, AGBU 443 Ag Business Fellows
Ph.D., Natural Resource Economics, West Virginia University, 2007
MS, Agricultural Economics, West Virginia University, 2003
BA, Economics, University of Virginia, 2002
Study Abroad, Oxford University, Oxford, England, Summer, 2000
Assistant Professor, Agricultural Business Management, SUNY Cobleskill (2009-Present)
Assistant Research Professor, West Virginia University (2008-2009)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Division of Resource Management, West Virginia University (2006-2008)
Graduate Research Assistant, Division of Resource Management, West Virginia University (2003-2007)
Licensed Auctioneer, State of West Virginia (1999-2007)
Co-owner, Evans Simmental Farm, Beckley, WV (1998-Present)
Evans, J., A. Collins, G. D’Souza, C. Brown and M. Sperow. (2011). “Determining Consumer Perceptions
of and Willingness to Pay for Appalachian Grass-fed Beef: An Experimental Economics Approach.”
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 40 (2): 233-250.
Mandal, M., J. Evans and G.D’Souza. (2010). New Advances in Risk Management of Niche Agricultural
Products. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag.
Evans, J. and G. D’Souza. (2009). The Market for Grass-fed Beef in Appalachia: An Experimental
Economics Approach to Determining Consumer Perceptions and Retail Potential. Saarbrucken,
Germany: VDM Verlag.
Evans, J., M. Sperow, G. D’Souza, and E.B. Rayburn. “Stochastic Simulation of Pasture- Raised Beef
Production Systems and Implications for the Appalachian Cow-Calf Sector.” Journal of Sustainable
Agriculture, 30(4): 27-51.
Evans, J. and G. D’Souza. “Economics of Pasture-Raised Beef: An Application of @RISK
And Stochastic Modeling.” In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Environmental
Modeling and Simulation, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, November 29-December 1, 2006. pp. 77-82.
Awards & Honors:
SUNY Cobleskill, Inaugural recipient of “You Rock” Award (2013)
SUNY Cobleskill “Student Affairs Faculty Special Recognition Award” (2013)
SUNY Cobleskill Agricultural Council’s “Innovations in Agriculture” Faculty Award (2013)
SUNY Cobleskill “Student Affairs Faculty Special Recognition Award” (2012)
New York State FFA Officer Team “MVP” Award (2012)
SUNY Cobleskill “Standing Ovation” Award for Teaching (2011)
The Food Distribution Research Society’s William Applebaum Memorial Scholarship Award for
doctoral research in food distribution and marketing (2008)
Honorary Alumni, Alpha Gamma Rho Agricultural Fraternity, West Virginia University (2008)
Induction into Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture (2004)
Agricultural and Resource Economics Outstanding M.S. Thesis Award, West Virginia
Intermediate Honors, University of Virginia (2001)
Echols Scholar, University of Virginia (1998-2002)
Publications, Accepted Papers & Presentations:
Bird, D., C. Brown and J. Evans. Save the Humans : A Vision of Sustainable Consumption. Selected Paper,
International Society for Ecological Economics Annual Conference, Oldenberg, Germany, August 22-
Evans, J. “The U.S. Beef Marketing Chain: From Pasture to Plate.” Short-course presentation to visiting
Uzbekistani farmers and ranchers and West Virginia University, May 2009.
Evans, J. “Is the Grass Greener: Pasture-Based Beef Production in a Changing Economic Environment.”
Keynote address, Appalachian Grazing Conference, Morgantown, WV, April 2009.
Evans, J. Assessing the Market Potential for Appalachian Grass-fed Beef. Selected Poster, Soil and Water
Conservation Society’s ‘Farming With Grass’ Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, October 20-22, 2008.
Evans, J. “The Anatomy of an Economic Crisis.” Invited Speaker, West Virginia University Collegiate
Farm Bureau meeting, Morgantown, WV, October 16, 2008.
Brown, C., S. Juen and J. Evans. Marketing Omega-3 Enhanced Brook Trout : A Conjoint Analysis.
Selected Paper, Food Distribution Research Society Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, October 11-15,
Evans, J. Determining Consumer Perceptions of and Willingness to Pay for Appalachian Grass-fed
Beef : An Experimental Economics Approach. Keynote Address, Food Distribution Research
Society Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon, Columbus, OH, October 13, 2008.
Evans, J., G. D’Souza, C. Brown, A. Collins, E. Rayburn and M. Sperow. “Determining Consumer
Perceptions of and Willingness to Pay for Appalachian Grass-Fed Beef: An Experimental Economics
Approach. Selected Paper, Joint Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association
and the American Council of Consumer Interests, Orlando, FL, July 27-29, 2008.
Evans, J. “Today’s Cattle Industry and Future Viability.” Invited Speaker, Joint Meeting of the West
Virginia Farm Bureau and the West Virginia University Collegiate Farm Bureau, Morgantown, WV,
January 31, 2008.
Evans, J. “The Current U.S. Cattle Market and Thoughts for the Future.” Invited Speaker, West Virginia
Cattleman’s Association Annual Meeting and Beef Short-Course, Morgantown, WV, January 18, 2008.
Evans, J., M. Sperow, and E.B. Rayburn. “Does Going Green Mean More Green? A Comparative
Economic Analysis of Conventional and Grass-Fed Beef Production Systems.” Selected Paper,
Northeastern Agricultural And Resource Economics Association Annual Meetings, Annapolis, MD,
June 12-15, 2005.
Evans, J., G. D’Souza, M. Sperow, and E.B. Rayburn. “An Economic Analysis of Pasture-Raised Beef
Systems in Appalachia.” Selected Paper, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual
meeting, Denver, CO, August 1-4, 2004.
American Agricultural Economics Association
Food Distribution Research Society
Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association
Reviewer, Journal of Agricultural & Applied Economics (2011)
Reviewer, Agriculture and Human Values (2011)
Reviewer, HortScience (2008)
Reviewer, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (2006)
Research and Grants:
In Review: “Establishment of Agricultural Retail Incubator Facilities at SUNY Cobleskill”. Appalachian Regional Commission Area Development Grant Initiative, FY 2014. Submitted July, 2013.
In Review: “Improving the Agriculture of the Middle using Student Agribusiness Assistance Teams”. USDA/Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, FY 2013. Submitted May, 2013
Awarded: “SUNY High Needs Program Funding Initiative: Agricultural Retail Infrastructure at SUNY Cobleskill. Awarded April, 2013
Awarded: “Food Systems Education and Outreach at SUNY Cobleskill”. USDA/NIFA Non Land Grant Competitive Grant. Awarded August, 2012.
Not Awarded: “Facilitating Success in Local and Regional Food Marketing in Eastern New York”. Northeast Sustainable Research & Education Pre-Proposal. Submitted July, 2012.
Not Awarded: “Enhancing the capacity of local food systems in Eastern and Central New York to improve food security outcomes: An integrated approach”. USDA/Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, FY 2012 “Food Security” program area. Submitted February, 2012.
Not Awarded: “Agricultural Business Development Institute at SUNY Cobleskill”. Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council competitive proposal submission. Submitted October, 2011.
Investigator, New York State Department of Health “Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play” Grant; 2011-2013
Investigator, “Aquaculture Product and Market Development”, Grant 11. USDA/NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture). $9,950 Funding for Linear Programming Analysis, Summer, 2011
Investigator and Co-Author, “Aquaculture Product and Market Development”, Grant 11. USDA/NIFA
(National Institute of Food and Agriculture). $24,000 FY 2009 funding for Economic/Budget Analysis.
Investigator, “Economic Pasture-Based Beef Systems for Appalachia”, 2002-2009. USDA/ARS.
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