Meet Our Profs

John Cranfield
John Cranfield

Dr. John Cranfield is a Professor and the Chair of the FARE department. His research focuses on the economics of consumer behaviour and demand analysis at the individual, household and market level, innovation in the agri-food and biotechnology sectors, and economic history.

Meet Our Grad Students

Liam Kelly
Liam Kelly

Liam Kelly explains his research in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph. His master's research focused on better understanding poverty and hunger in Haiti, and how economics can provide tangible solutions and policy alternatives.


FARE Institute

Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy

The Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy is housed within the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics, OAC, University of Guelph. The Institute is also part of the larger Food Institute at the University of Guelph.

The mission of the institute is to provide independent, credible, and timely policy analysis with respect to socially significant food and agricultural issues.

Find a collection of working papers, white papers and a series of podcasts that have been made public to help educate individuals on important food and agricultural issues. Visit FARE Institute.

FARE Talk

FARE Talk Radio

Property Values, Wind Turbines, and Attitudes Toward Wind Energy

Professor Richard Vyn discusses his recently published article: "Property Value Impacts of Wind Turbines and the Influence of Attitudes Toward Wind Energy”. His research examines the impact of wind turbines on property values in municipalities that oppose wind energy development and those that have not expressed opposition. More

Thinking About Future Food Security By Examining The Last 35 Years In World Grain and Oil Seed Markets

Dr. Pat Westhoff and Dr. Brady Deaton discuss his recent article "Four indicators that explain world grain and oilseed market developments" written with his colleague Dr. Wyatt Thompson. Our discussion focuses on their empirical examination of four key indicators: crop yields, population, Chinese demand, and biofuel production. More