Meet FARE Department Video



Mar 4th, 2019
In this episode of the Food Focus podcast, Alfons Weersink and Mike von Massow...
Feb 26th, 2019
Brady Deaton will be giving a keynote presentation on March 6, 2019 in Aberdeen...
Feb 14th, 2019
As part of the release of the 2019 Food Focus Trends Report a summary article...
Feb 7th, 2019
Announcing the new Chair in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource...

Meet Our Profs

Prof. Mike von Massow
Prof. Mike von Massow

Mike Von Massow is a professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics who researches consumer purchase decisions and the development of food value chains.

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 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