Dr. Steve Amosson

Dr. Steve AmossonDr. Steve Amosson is a Regents Fellow, professor and economist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  Dr. Amosson is a native of Eagle Grove, Iowa, receiving his bachelor of science and master’s degrees from Iowa State University and his doctorate in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.  He has been with Texas A&M since 1977 joining Extension in 1985. Dr. Amosson has primary responsibility for the Education/Applied research program in Agricultural Economics by Extension in the top 22 counties of Texas.  He also serves as co-director of the national award winning Master Marketer Program and project leader of Texas A&M’s High Plains Water Planning Team. Dr. Amosson has served as project director or principle investigator on more than 60 grants that have supported his educational and/or applied research program. He maintains an active applied research program in Water, Air Quality, Biofuels and Wind Energy.

Steve has been recognized 22 times for his contributions in the areas of marketing, finance and policy from professional and clientele groups. Included among these awards are: Career Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program from both the American Agricultural Economics Association and the Western Agricultural Economics Association; the Southern Agricultural Economics Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award; U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Honor Award of Excellence, Epsilon Sigma Phi’s Award of Visionary Leadership; and the National Association of Wheat Growers Excellence in Extension Award.  In addition, he has been recognized eight times within the A&M system for his accomplishments including the Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award.

Selected Publications:

Amosson, Stephen H.  2006.  “The Future of Agricultural Economics in Extension.”  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 38,2 (August 2006): 229-234.

Amosson, S., B. Guerrero and L. Almas.  2006.  “Economic Analysis of Solid-Set Sprinklers to Control Dust in Feedlots.”  SAEA Selected Paper Abstract. Journal of Agricultural & Applied Economics, 38.2 (August 2006): 456.

Guerrero, Bridget, S. Amosson, T. Marek, and L. Almas.  2007.  “Natural Gas Price Impact on Irrigated Agriculture Water Demands.”  Texas Journal of Agricultural and Natural Resources.  In Press.

Amosson, Stephen. H., Thomas Marek, Dustin Gaskins, Fran Bretz, Bridget Guerrero, DeDe Jones, and Lal K. Almas.  2006.  “Water Management Strategies to Conserve Groundwater in Texas’ Region A.” Selected Paper in the proceedings of the 2006 University Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) Annual Conference “Increasing Freshwater Supplies” July 18-20, 2006 Santa Fe, New Mexico.



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