Full Name
Scott Brown
Job Title
Interim Director and Ag Economist
University of Missouri
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Speaker Bio
Dr. Brown first joined Mizzou in 1989 as a FAPRI-MU research associate and has since served in various roles, including director of strategic partnerships for the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Brown transitioned to RaFF as interim director in July 2022. He is an expert in Missouri agricultural policy, as well as livestock market outlook and dairy policy. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on the quantitative effects of changes in federal dairy and livestock policies, and currently works with the Missouri legislature on the economic effects of state policy options on Missouri agriculture. He also provides regular market outlook on the livestock and dairy industries, and offers contributions to various agricultural media outlets.
He received the 2016 C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship from the UM Board of Curators for commitment, dedication and effectiveness in advancing the land-grant mission, and has been recognized as a Special Friend of the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives. He was the 2005 national winner of the Farm and Ranch Financial Management Program Award, given by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. Scott has a production agriculture background and is a native of northwest Missouri. He holds a MS and PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri and a BS in agricultural business from Northwest Missouri State University.
Scott Brown