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Ford Ramsey

July 3, 2018

In August 2017, Ford Ramsey was named assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in  the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Ramsey is one of 15 new tenure-track faculty members hired in the college. New positions were identified to bring new talent to its focus areas, such as food and health, infectious disease, biodesign and processing, and agricultural profitability and environmental sustainability. The new faculty members are distributed across teaching, research, and Extension.

Ramsey's research is focused on the development of statistical and econometric methods for the analysis of risk in agriculture. He is especially interested in temporal and spatial models for agricultural yields and commodity prices. He holds a research and teaching appointment.

While a Ph.D. student, Ramsey conducted research, under a fellowship from the National Science Foundation's East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes, on the off-farm labor habits of Japanese farmers. He was also awarded the Heading South Award by the American Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.