Professor, Extension Economist
David P. Anderson
Professor, Extension Economist
Dr. Anderson is a Professor and Extension Economist, Livestock and Food Products Marketing - Livestock Economist - with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.After finishing his PhD, he was a livestock market analyst at the Livestock Marketing Information Center in Denver, Colorado. He returned to Texas A&M in 1996.
Dr. Anderson has authored or co-authored more than 800 journal articles, publications, symposiums, presented papers, popular press, and other articles. He is a sought after speaker with more than 700 presentations at Extension programs and other professional meetings on his cv. He has chaired or co-chaired 21 graduate student's research committees and been a member of 56 other graduate student committees. For the past 18 years he has taught Agricultural Economics 614, Ag Policy. He has received awards from the American, Western, and Southern Agricultural Economics Associations for quality of research and Extension programs.
Texas A&M University | Doctor of Philosophy | Agricultural Economics | 1994
University of Arizona | Master of Science | Agricultural Economics | 1990
University of Arizona | Bachelor of Science | Agricultural Economics | 1987
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Superior Service Award, 2015
Livestock Marketing Information Center Award for Superior Service, 2013
ASAS Southern Section National Pork Board Award, 2013
Southern Agricultural Economics Association Distinguished Extension Program Award, 2013
William Applebaum Memorial Scholarship Award, Outstanding M.S. Research Paper in Food Distribution and Marketing, 2012
Texas AgriLife Extension, Superior Service Award, 2012
Cattleman's Council Award, Independent Cattleman's Association, 2010
Texas AgriLife Extension, Superior Service Award, 2008
University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Young Achiever Award, 2004
American Agricultural Economics Association Distinguished Extension Program Award, 2002-03
Top 25% "Most Effective", Fall 2002
Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for Extension Education, Texas A&M University, 2002
Director's Award for Innovative Application of Information Technology in Extension Education, 2002
American Agricultural Economics Association Third Place Poster Award, 1998
American Agricultural Economics Association Distinguished Extension Program Award, 1996-97
Western Agricultural Economics Association Distinguished Extension Program Award, 1996-97
American Agricultural Economics Association Distinguished Policy Contribution Award, 1996-97
Deputy Chancellor's Award in Excellence for Team Research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1993
Southern Agricultural Economics Association
American Agricultural Economics Association
Western Agricultural Economics Association
Alpha Gamma Rho
Being a livestock and food market economist presents a daily challenge and that is where the fun lies. Markets are always changing. There is always something new to learn. And there is always a new researchable topic in livestock markets. The challenge in being a successful Extension economist is to be able to do the research on important applied topics and to be able to effectively communicate the results in a useable way to those who need them. The daily challenge of those tasks is what keeps the job fun and intellectually stimulating.
Dr. Anderson is originally from Coolidge, Arizona where his farther is a cotton farmer. For fun, Dr. Anderson and his wife have spent many a day at their kids sporting events, especially club, school, and now, college soccer games. Other family activities like skiing and beach time have been big highlights. He and his wife have found they enjoy cooking new things, trying new recipies often. Perhaps his favorite toy is his Big Green Egg. Highlights of the Anderson menu lately have been seafood paella, risotto, linguine with clams, and, of course, steaks and ribs. Days in the field quail hunting with friends remain some of his best memories and the stuff of future dreams. He enjoys reading, with the works of Hemingway, Faulkner, and Steinbeck interspersed with the more usual histories and biographies. And on Fall Sunday afternoons, he can be found watching the Cowboys.