Dec 7th, 2016
Interested members of the University Community are invited to attend the M...
Dec 6th, 2016
Interested Members of the University Community are Invited to Attend the Final...
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’...
Nov 14th, 2016
The Department of FARE is hosting a Graduate Open House for prospective...

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

food agriculture
"Guelph is a great place to study and FARE is a top program in my chosen field. The faculty, staff and students are like a big family because we work together and help each other...."
agriculture industry
"The FARE graduate program has provided me with knowledge about important agricultural issues as well as applied economic tools that will help to solve industry problems...."

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