Aug 16th, 2016
Natalia Piedrahita's Master of Science defence will take place on Friday, May...
Aug 3rd, 2016
The Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics is pleased to...
May 26th, 2016
"The Changing Face of Canada's Farm Industry" in TroyMedia -...
Apr 11th, 2016
Debate Proposition: “Economics is the science which studies human...
Feb 3rd, 2016
The Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics is hosting the 13th...

Meet Our Profs

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.

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

agriculture economics jobs
"I was initially attracted to the Department of FARE because of the applied approach to economic research, allowing me to think outside the classroom. After completing my first full year of graduate courses I have been able to narrow my research and apply a new wealth of knowledge to my thesis studies...."
degree in agriculture
"My experience as a graduate student in the Department of FARE has been very rewarding. The growing interest in food and agricultural related topics in today's society has provided a great deal of application to current world issues...."

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

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