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Nicole J Olynk Widmar

Agricultural Economics 

  • Associate Head/Professor
Krannert Room 656

Nicole Olynk Widmar's teaching, research and Extension activities focus on farm business management and production economics. Nicole strives to conduct applied research that informs decision making on commercial agricultural operations. She is interested in applied work that links farm management with the biological components of on-farm production. Her work incorporates both the economic outcomes of a decision and the uncertainties or efficiencies that arise from the biological process underlying the production process.

In recent years Nicole has developed a significant portfolio of work aimed at understanding consumer’s perceptions of livestock-derived food products.  She has employed her findings surrounding consumer demand for product attributes in various agricultural production models.  Nicole conducts inter-disciplinary research that 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 insight into the implications of changing consumer demand and preferences for agricultural producers. Nicole completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in agricultural economics at Michigan State University. Prior to her graduate work, Nicole completed her B.S. degree in Animal Science at Cornell University and her A.A.S. in Animal Science at Alfred State College.  

Awards & Honors

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

(2014) Purdue University Faculty Engagement Scholarship Award.

Selected Publications

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

Lord, E. D., 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., 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., 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., 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.

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., & 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., & Widmar, N. J. (2014). Assessing Students' Perceptions of Internationalization of Course Content. The Global Studies Journal, 6, 1-12.

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