Dr. Joe Outlaw

Dr. Joe Outlaw is a Regents Fellow, Professor and Extension Economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University.  He also serves as the Co-Director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University.  In this role, Dr. Outlaw frequently interacts with members of Congress and key agricultural committee staff to provide feedback on the likely consequences of agricultural policy changes.  His extension education and applied research activities are focused on assessing the impacts of farm programs, risk management tools, renewable energy, and climate change legislation on U.S. agricultural operations.

Dr. Outlaw has received numerous awards in excellence for his policy education.  In 2015 he received the National Excellence in Extension award from the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA for excellence in leadership, scholarship and innovative programming.

Dr. Outlaw has also received the following awards either individually or for team accomplishments:

  • Texas A&M University Booard of Regents, 2016 – Regents Service Fellow
  • American Agricultural Economics Association, 2016 – Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award – Ten or More Years’ Experience
  • American Agricultural Economics Association, 2016 – Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award – Group
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2016 – Outstanding Extension Program Award Team
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2016 – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Texas AgriLife Extension Service Superior Service Unit Award, 2016
  • National Excellence in Extension Award, 2015
  • Southern Region Excellence in Extension Award, 2015
  • Texas Commodity Symposium, 2014 – Distinguished Service Award for service to the Texas Corn Producers, Plains Cotton Growers, Texas Sorghum Producers, and Texas Wheat Producers
  • Texas Independent Ginners Association, 2013 – Distinguished Service Award for service to the Texas Cotton Ginning Industry
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2011 – Outstanding Teaching of a Course Award
  • The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2010 – Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Group
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2010 – Team Award
  • The Gold Quill Award, The Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), 2009
  • Superior Service Specialist Award, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 2008
  • Superior Service Team Award, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 2008
  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education, and Professional Development, Association of Former Students University Level Awards, 2008
  • Outstanding Extension Program Award, Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2008
  • Superior Service Unit Award, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 2007
  • President’s Award, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2007
  • Outstanding Public Issues Education Program Award, National Public Policy Education Committee, 2003
  • Distinguished Extension Program Group Award, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2003
  • Administrator’s Award, Farm Service Agency, USDA, 2003
  • Distinguished Extension Program Award, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2003
  • Deputy Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for an Extension Team in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2003
  • Outstanding Public Issues Education Program Award, National Public Policy Education Committee, 2002
  • Director’s Award for Innovative Application of Information Technology in Extension Education, Texas Cooperative Extension, 2002
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Honorary Extension Fraternity State Early Career Award, 2002
  • American Agricultural Economics Association Distinguished Policy Contribution Award, 1996-97
  • Deputy Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Graduate Student Research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1993
  • Deputy Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Team Research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1993

Dr. Outlaw is originally from Devine, Texas.  He received his B.S (1987), M.S. (1988), and Ph.D. (1992) degrees from Texas A&M University, all in agricultural economics.

Special focus: policy, farm program impacts, risk management, renewable energy
joutlaw(at)tamu.edu

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