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The Dept. of FARE is pleased to announce the following seminar.  Dr. Monica Cojocaru, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Univ. of Guelph will present "Objective and Subjective Decision Factors: Modelling Consumer Behavior From Individual to Population Scale" this Thursday, June 18th, 3:30 pm in Room 107, J.D. MacLachlan Building.

Congratulations to the winning team from the FARE*6100 debate this past semester.

Winners of the Menger-Walras Trophy 2009

Stewart Skinner, Prosper Koto, Prof. Glenn Fox, Tasneem Virani, Shashini Ratnasena, Chatura Pulasinghage

Congratulations to Mike Weber a MSc. student in the Department of FARE, under the supervision of Dr. Maury Bredahl who has been approved from the MITACS ACCELERATE Internship Program for a project on "Utilizing Key Performance Indicators to Increase the Production Efficiency of Ontario Cow Calf Operations".

MITACS is providing one‐half of the funding towards internship, with the balance being contributed from your project’s industry partner, Ontario Cattlemen’s Association.  The objective of MITACS ACCELERATE is to provide graduate student researchers with applied research opportunities by enabling them to work with organizations to address real business issues. More information about the ACCELERATE Program is available at; more information about MITACS can be found at

May 04, 2009

Broke? Get cooking

It's hard to love a recession, John Allemang writes, but bad times can be good for your diet, your health and your pocketbook

The Department of FARE would like to extend a warm welcome to their new Chair, Dr. Alan P. Ker and his family.  Dr. Ker started his new position on April 30th, 2009.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Alfons Weersink as Acting Chair for his dedicated service over the past 16 months.

On April 22nd the Outstanding Service Award was presented to T.K. (SANDY) WARLEY from Dean Rob Gordon.

Sandy Warley & Rob Gordon

The 4th Annual Graduate Research Symposium in the Dept. of Food, Agricultural and Resource Ecoomics (FARE) will be held on Thurs., April 30th and Fri., May 1st, 2009 in Room 107, J.D. MacLachlan Building beginning at 9:00 am each day.  The symposium is designed to give first year M.Sc. students a chance to present their research plans and the second year M.Sc. students an opportunity to make a presentation based on their results.  

Hina Nazli will speak on "Bt Cotton Adoption in Pakistan: A Synthesis of Policy Debate" at FARE's next Brown Bag Seminar, this Friday, April 3rd at 12:30 in Room 319, J.D. MacLachlan Building.

Mr. Michael Weber, studying Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph has been awarded a Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship. His research is estimating the effects of environmental policies on farm operators and helping them improve efficiency by developing some key performance indicators.

March 16, 2009

Food crisis still simmering, researcher says

March 16, 2009

A year ago, University of Guelph professor Alfons Weersink's phone was ringing off its cradle.