One New Department Head, Two New Degrees
Thursday, Jun. 14, 2012
Dillon Feuz has been named department head of USU's Applied Economics Department.
The Applied Economics Department at Utah State University has named Dillon Feuz department head. The department has also added two new degrees; a bachelor’s of science in environmental and natural resource economics and a master’s of science in international food and agribusiness.
The environmental and natural resource economics program offers students the opportunity to take classes from both the College of Agriculture and the College of Natural Resources. Those earning the degree could work for the BLM, Forest Service, Soil Conservation or similar associations.
The master’s degree program, which is granted by the Royal Agricultural College in the United Kingdom, provides the opportunity for future agribusiness managers to gain understanding and experience with producers, processors, consumers and policy makers in at least two of the major trading blocs and markets in the world. The Applied Economics Department is a student exchange partner with RAC for those pursuing a master’s of science in international food and agribusiness.
Feuz hopes to build the new degrees and eventually offer some of the department’s master’s degrees online. Feuz has high hopes for the department’s future, he said.
Feuz grew up in western Wyoming on a cattle ranch. He received a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from University of Wyoming in 1984 and a master’s in agricultural economics in 1986. In 1990, he received his doctorate in agricultural economics from Colorado State University.
Feuz spent six years teaching and conducting research at South Dakota State University and 10 years at Nebraska University before coming to Utah State University in 2006. His research emphasis includes livestock production and marketing, beef flavor value to consumers, feedlot marketing and cow/calf operations.
For more information about the new degrees or Feuz’s new appointment contact him at 435-797-2296.
Writer: McCarty Hatfield
Contact: Skyler Di Stefano, 435-797-7406, firstname.lastname@example.org