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Nathanael M Thompson

Agricultural Economics 

  • Assistant Professor
765.494.0593
765.496.1224
KRAN Room 754G
403 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056

Nathan Thompson joined the department in February 2016 after completing his PhD in Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University. His research and extension programs will focus primarily in the areas of production economics and farm management, with a specific emphasis on risk management as it pertains to farm-level decision making. Nathan has a strong interest in interdisciplinary, applied research with practical implications for producers and other relevant stakeholders. Some of his previous work has involved determining the economic feasibility of alternative technologies and production practices for both crop and livestock producers.

Awards & Honors

(2016) Williams Outstanding Thesis Award. College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Oklahoma State University.

(2015) Outstanding Teacher Award. Aggie-X Club, Oklahoma State University.

(2015) Sitlington Enriched Graduate Fellowship. Oklahoma State University.

(2015) USDA National Needs Fellowship Recipient. Oklahoma State University.

(2014) Mapp Fellowship Fund Recipient. Oklahoma State University.

(2014) Spielman Scholarship Recipient. Oklahoma State University.

(2012) Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee.

(2011) Gamma Sigma Delta. Honors Society of Agriculture, University of Tennessee.

Selected Publications

Thompson, N. M., Bir, C., Widmar, D. A., & Mintert, J. R. (2019). Farmer Perceptions of Precision Agriculture Technology Benefits. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Cheng, J., Claudy, J., Allen, E., Schinckel, A. P., & Thompson, N. M. (2018). Pigs and the Tyson Food Marketing Grid.

Cabezon, F., Schinckel, A. P., Que, Y., & Thompson, N. M. (2018). Impact of Sorting Errors on Sort Loss and Optimal Market Weight for Market Pigs.

Cabezon, F., Schinckel, A. P., Que, Y., & Thompson, N. M. (2018). Evaluation of Statistics Used to Quantify the Magnitude of Errors in Sorting Market Pigs via Simulation.

Bir, C., Thompson, N. M., Tyner, W. E., Hu, J., & Widmar, N. J. (2018). ‘Cracking’ Into the Debate about Laying Hen Housing. Poultry Science.

Thompson, N. M. (2018). Economics of Genetic Testing for Beef Cattle: Past, Present, & Future. Western Economic Forum.

Thompson, N. M., Larson, J., Velandia, M., Lambert, D., & English, B. (2018). Effects of Variable-Rate Application on Fertilizer Use in Cotton Production. Journal of Agricultural Science.

Thompson, N. M., Bir, C., & Widmar, N. J. (2018). Farmer Perceptions of Risk in 2017. Agribusiness: An International Journal.

Barrientos Blanco, J., Thompson, N. M., Widmar, N. J., Unruh Snyder, L., & Wolf, C. (2018). Expected Value of Crossbred Dairy Cattle Artificial Insemination Breeding Strategies in Virgin Heifers and Lactating Cows. Livestock Science.

Bir, C. L., Widmar, N. J., Wolf, C., & Thompson, N. M. (2016). A SURVEY OF FARM MANGEMENT AND REPRODUCTIVE MANAMGENT STRATEGIES ON US COMMERCIAL DAIRY FARMS.

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