Agribusiness Master's Student Successfully Defends Thesis

From left, Lanier Nalley, Steve Halbrook, Grant Wilson, Alvaro Durant-Morat, and Eric Wailes
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From left, Lanier Nalley, Steve Halbrook, Grant Wilson, Alvaro Durant-Morat, and Eric Wailes

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Grant Wilson, a graduate student in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, successfully defended his thesis titled "Assessing the Economic Viability of Arkansas Farms Under the 2018 Farm Bill."

Under the guidance of his advisor, Alvaro Durand-Morat, he analyzed a number of farm safety net programs as designed by the 2018 Farm Bill to determine how each affected the financial health of Arkansas farms. This research provides Arkansas producers and financial stakeholders with valuable information needed for effective decision making.

Wilson, originally from Mountain View, moved to Fayetteville to pursue his master's degree in agricultural economics. Wilson hopes to pursue a career in agricultural policy making upon graduation.


Ryan P. Ruiz, communications manager
Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness


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