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Jul 5th, 2017
The University of Guelph recently established a new program to recognize...
Jun 20th, 2017
The Canadian Agricultural Economics Society hosted its awards ceremony at their...
Jun 7th, 2017
Zhenua Sun’s Master of Science Defence will take place on Monday, June 12th...
Jun 7th, 2017
Alison Grant’s  Master of Science Defence will take place on Monday, June...
May 30th, 2017
Nathaniel Whittingham, a second year M.Sc. student in FARE, is one of two ...

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.

Prof Alfons Weersink
Prof Alfons Weersink

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.

Meet Our Grad Students

Scott Biden
Scott Biden

Scott Biden explains his interest in the environmental benefits of genetically modified foods and how it led him to pursue his PhD in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics with a focus on international development at the University of Guelph.

Nathaniel Whittingham
Nathaniel Whittingham

Meet Nathaniel Whittingham, a master of science student in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph. His research focuses on the polarization of controversial topics such as genetically modified foods.


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

Economic Integration Reconsidered

Dr. Bruno Larue discusses his recent keynote presentation to the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) titled, Economic Integration Reconsidered. Dr. Larue describes what is meant by economic integration and assesses changes in the perceived benefits of integration since the late 1980s. More

The Softwood Lumber War

Dr. Daowei Zhang and Dr. Brady Deaton discuss his thoughts about the contemporary and historic trade dispute between Canada and the United States regarding softwood lumber: i.e., "The Softwood Lumber Wars." More