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.