Meet FARE Department Video



Sep 27th, 2017
The Future of Food Jayson Lusk Distinguished Professor and Department...
Sep 15th, 2017
Presented By: John M. Slater, BSc, MS, PhD Former Director of Economics...
Aug 17th, 2017
Nathaniel Whittingham’s Master of Science Defence will take place on Wednesday...
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...

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.

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.

Meet Our Grad Students

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 Undergrad Student
FARE Undergrad Student

Wondering what life is like as a Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) student at the University of Guelph? Meet Eric and find out!

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

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