Jan 16th, 2017
Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food Pamela...
Dec 7th, 2016
Interested members of the University Community are invited to attend the M...
Nov 28th, 2016
After 10 years of working in the family business, Cassandra Loomans, B.Comm. ’...
Nov 23rd, 2016
Three post-secondary students received Ontario Federation (OFA) of Agriculture’...
Sep 28th, 2016
At the International Plowing Match in Harrison, Ontario, FARE undergraduate...

Meet Our Profs

Richard Vyn
Richard Vyn

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.

Brady Deaton
Brady Deaton

Dr. Brady Deaton is a professor in the FARE department and the McCain Family Chair in Food Security. His research focuses on land resources in food production, rural development and environmental quality.

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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"The Department of FARE was my graduate program of choice because of the diversified research programs and academic training that is available here...."

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

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