Ronald D. Knutson


Regents Professor (Emeritus), AAEA Fellow


Dr. Knutson was a professor at the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University. In this capacity, he also served as a Regents professor and extension economist in agricultural policy and marketing.

Dr. Knutson served for four years as a teacher and dairy marketing researcher at Purdue University. In 1971, he went to Washington D.C. to serve as chief economist in the Agricultural Marketing Service of USDA. In 1973, he was named Administrator of the Farmer Cooperative Service. in 1975, he went from that position to Texas A&M University.

Dr. Knutson is the author of over 600 publications on agricultural policy and marketing. He is the author of a college textbook titled Agricultural and Food Policy, 4th edition.

  • University of Minnesota | Doctor of Philosophy

  • Pennsylvania State University | Master of Science

  • University of Minnesota | Bachelor of Science

  • Texas A&M University Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Extension Program (1984)

  • Quality of Communication Award, American Agricultural Economics Association (1987)

  • Lifetime Service Award, Southern Agricultural Economics Association (1995)

  • Distinguished Policy Contribution Group Award, American Agricultural Economics Association (1997)

  • Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching (1998)

  • R.J. Hildreth Award for Career Achievement in Public Policy Education (1998)

  • 1998-1999 Regents Professor Award

  • American Agricultural Economics Association Fellow (2003)

  • Board of Trustees of Farm Foundation

  • American Agricultural Economics Association

  • American Agricultural Economics Association Foundation