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Aug 25th, 2016
Michael von Massow discusses the topic of tipping in an interview with Susan...
Aug 24th, 2016
Here it is "Farm it like you own it INVESTING IN RENTED LAND" in the Ontario...
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"The Changing Face of Canada's Farm Industry" in TroyMedia -...

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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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

Wind Turbines and Property Values in Ontario: Public Perception and Empirical Evidence

Dr. Richard Vyn and students at the University of Guelph in Dr. Brady Deaton's 4th year course in Land Economics, discuss Dr. Vyn's recent journal article, "The Effects of Wind Turbines on Property Values in Ontario: Does Public Perception Match Empirical Evidence?"    More

GM Crops and Twenty-First Century Agriculture

Dr. Rene Van Acker and Dr. Brady Deaton discuss GM crops. The podcast develops an understanding of contemporary and historic issues associated with the first "wave" of GM crops. They also discuss contemporary controversies and institutional issues associated with GM crops, as well as the future of GM crops. More