Renee Wiatt serves as the Family Business Management Specialist for the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, namely for the Purdue Initiative for Family Firms (PIFF). She works on extension and applied research in family business management and collaborates with partners such as centers focused on agriculture and families, Extension teams focused on agriculture and farm management, and researchers to develop funded programming focused on family business management. She is responsible for coordinating with producer associations to determine family business needs as well as conducting research and fundraising focused on family businesses.
Renee was previously a research scientist at Iowa State University in the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology (CSSM) as well as an ag and natural resources educator for Purdue Extension in Montgomery County. She holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Agricultural Economics, both completed at Purdue University.