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'Challenges and Opportunities in Ag' Feb. 16 via Zoom
North Dakota Ag Connection - 01/21/2022

William Wilson, CHS Chair in Risk Management and Trading and University Distinguished Professor of agribusiness and applied economics, is set to present a Phi Kappa Phi Lecture on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Anishinaabe Theater. His talk also will be available via Zoom.

During his presentation, "Challenges and Opportunities in Agriculture Trading: Implications for Trading Firms and Organizations," Wilson will share his work in the context of challenges and opportunities for global agricultural trade and competition.

Wilson's research concentrates on risk and strategy as applied to agriculture and agribusiness. His expertise is respected around the world, and he regularly consults with major agribusiness firms. Wilson has worked extensively with companies in agriculture technology, logistics and procurement strategy; railroads; ocean shipping; grain elevators; and processed products industries. He routinely has overseas projects and clients and travels internationally extensively.

He has served on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange board, Federal Grain Inspection Service Advisory Board and is a board member of several regional ag technology and venture capital firms. Wilson also created the NDSU Commodity Trading Room, a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility. Recognized as one of the top 10 agricultural economists of 1995, Wilson more recently was named among the best 1% of agricultural economists by Research Papers in Economics.

Among his many honors are the Eugene R. Dahl Excellence in Research Award, NDSU's Peltier Award and the H. Roald and Janet Lund Excellence in Teaching Award.

Wilson earned his bachelor's degree at NDSU and his doctorate in agricultural economics from the University of Manitoba.

Previous Phi Kappa Phi Lectureship recipients are: Mukund Sibi, Tom DeSutter, Kalpana Katti, Stephenson Beck, Clay Routledge, Joel Caton, Michael Strand and Michael Robinson.

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