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Ken Foster

Ken Foster is a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University. He teaches agricultural price analysis and applied time series analysis. Foster served as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics from 2008 to 2017. He was the Chair of the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators and has been recognized nationally for his teaching, graduate mentorship, and outreach activities. His current research focuses on coffee and cacao storage and the associated linkages to food quality, food waste, and farm household income.

How to Feed the World

By 2050, we will have ten billion mouths to feed in a world profoundly altered by environmental change. How can we meet this challenge? In How to Feed the World, a diverse group of experts from Purdue University break down this crucial...