News

Sep 28th, 2016
At the International Plowing Match in Harrison, Ontario, FARE undergraduate...
Sep 14th, 2016
The Department would like to congratulate Professor Alfons Weersink for being...
Sep 9th, 2016
Lin Yang's Master of Science Defence will take place on Friday, September 9th,...
Sep 9th, 2016
Chathurika Dayananda's Master of Science Defence will take place on Friday,...
Sep 6th, 2016
Our own Brady Deaton and Bethany Lipka had an op-ed piece in Monday's on-line...

Meet Our Profs

Dr. Alfons Weersink is a professor in our Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. His research is focused on the effects of new technology and government policy on the decisions made by farmers and the resulting effect on agri-food markets and structure.

Dr. Richard Vyn is an associate professor in our Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics and is based at our Ridgetown Campus. His research focuses on factors affecting farmland values, such as the installation of wind turbines.

Meet Our Grad Students

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"I had a great experience completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph so I chose to continue into graduate studies. The Department of FARE is a great place to make more real world connections and participate in top quality programs."
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"I chose to study in the Department of FARE because of the expertise and flexibility of the program. The instructors and students are highly regarded in the field of agricultural economics, and I have also been able to complete the International Development Studies program...."

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

The Meaning and Measure of Household Food Insecurity

Dr. Valerie Tarasuk and Dr. Brady Deaton discuss the meaning and measure of food insecurity in Canada and the United States. Our discussion orbits around two key publications that she has co-authored examining "Household Food Insecurity in Canada".    More

What's The Buzz? A Discussion of Bees and Neonics

Dr. Cynthia Scott-Dupree and Dr. Brady Deaton discuss the science that informs understanding of the relationship between bees and neonics – a pesticide that has recently been made subject to new restrictive regulations in Ontario, Canada and elsewhere. More