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Nicole J Olynk Widmar

Agricultural Economics 

  • Associate Professor of Ag Economics
765.494.2567
Krannert Room 629

Nicole Olynk’s research and extension activities are focused primarily on farm business management and production economics. Much of Nicole’s work focuses on assisting with and providing support for agricultural producer decision making. She has a strong interest in applied research which incorporates both the economic outcomes of an on-farm decision and the intricacies of the biological processes underlying the production system employed. Nicole has a strong interest in inter-disciplinary research which provides support for on-farm decision making regarding technology adoption, analysis of producer costs and benefits associated with alternative production processes, support for management of purchased inputs, and providing insight into the implications of changing consumer demand and preferences for agricultural producers.

Nicole’s dissertation research focused upon the responses of agricultural producers to changing consumer demand for production process attributes. Her dissertation was a series of papers that identified consumer preferences for production process attributes in livestock production, provided insight for producer responses to verification of production process attributes, and assessed producer welfare implications of altering the set of production practices available for use.

Awards & Honors

(2014) Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist Association (PUCESA) Early Career Award.

(2014) Purdue University Faculty Engagement Scholarship Award.

Selected Publications

Yadav, S., Olynk Widmar, N. J., & Weng, H. (in press). Identification of the Most Likely Scenarios of Classical Swine Fever Outbreak and its Application in Estimating Outbreak-Related Parameters in Indiana, United States. Frontiers in Veterinary Science.

Landau, R. E., Beck, A. M., Glickman, L., Litster, A. L., & Olynk Widmar, N. J. (in press). Preparedness of Small Animal Veterinary Practices to Communicate with Limited English Proficient Spanish-Speaking Pet Owners. Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association.

Wolf, C. A., & Olynk Widmar, N. J. (2015). Can Insurance Provide the US Dairy Farm Safety Net? Agricultural and Food Economics, 3, 4.

Lord, E. D., Olynk Widmar, N. J., Hilton, W. M., Gloy, B. A., & Wolf, C. A. (2015). Evaluating the expected value of beef reproduction strategies in an era of volatile feed and cattle prices. Livestock Science, 174, 113-125.

Landau, R. E., Beck, A. M., Glickman, L., Litster, A. L., Olynk Widmar, N. J., & Moore, G. E. (in press). Survey of US Veterinary Students on Communicating with Limited English Proficient Spanish-Speaking Pet Owners. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.

Landau, R. E., Beck, A. M., Glickman, L., Litster, A. L., Olynk Widmar, N. J., & Moore, G. E. (in press). Use of veterinary services by English proficient and limited English proficient (LEP) Latino dog and cat owners. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Byrd, E. S., Olynk Widmar, N. J., & Lee, J. G. (in press). Non-Amenable Meat Consumption, Sale, and Regulation: Bison, Beef and BAMBI, Oh My! All Meats are Not Created Equal. Drake Journal of Agricultural Law.

Olynk Widmar, N. J., & Wolf, C. A. (2014). Adoption of Milk and Feed Forward Pricing Methods by Dairy Farmers. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 46, 1-15.

Ortega, D. L., Wang, H. H., & Olynk Widmar, N. J. (2014). Aquaculture Imports from Asia: An Analysis of U.S. Consumer Demand for Select Food Quality Attributes. Agricultural Economics, 45, 625-634.

Davis, A. L. E., Unruh Snyder, L., & Olynk Widmar, N. J. (2014). Assessing Students' Perceptions of Internationalization of Course Content. The Global Studies Journal, 6, 1-12.

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