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Nathanael M Thompson

Agricultural Economics 

  • Assistant Professor
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., Larson, J. A., Lambert, D. M., Roberts, R. K., Mengistu, A., Bellaloui, N., & Walker, E. R. (2015). Mid-South Soybean Yield and Net Return as Affected by Plant Population and Row Spacing. AGRONOMY JOURNAL, 107(3), 979-989. doi:10.2134/agronj14.0453

Thompson, N. M., Epplin, F. M., Edwards, J. T., & Hunger, R. M. (2014). Economics of foliar fungicides for hard red winter wheat in the USA southern Great Plains. CROP PROTECTION, 59, 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2014.01.009

Thompson, N. M., DeVuyst, E. A., Brorsen, B. W., & Lusk, J. L. (2014). Value of Genetic Information for Management and Selection of Feedlot Cattle. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS, 39(1), 139-155.

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.

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