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Name: J. Pruitt
Title: Assistant Professor
Specialization: Extension Livestock Economics
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Department: Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 101 Agricultural Administration Building
Address 2: Baton Rouge, LA 70803 - 5604
Phone Number: (225) 578-2719
Fax Number: (225) 578-2716

Education/Training

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Agricultural Economics, 2008.
M.S., Purdue University, Agricultural Economics, 2004.
B.S., Western Kentucky University, Agriculture (Minor: Business Administration), 2003.

Areas of Specialization/Research
Livestock Marketing, Farm Management
Professional Experience
2014-Present, Associate Professor and Extension Economist for Livestock Marketing, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Current Appointment: 100% Extension

2008-2014, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist for Livestock Marketing, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Current Appointment: 100% Extension

2005-2008 Graduate Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University,
Department of Agricultural Economics

2003-2004 Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University
Department of Agricultural Economics

2003 Intern, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Division of Shows and Fairs
Duties: Developed education materials and coordinate regional livestock expositions

2002 Intern, Kentucky Farm Business Management Program
Duties: Creating displays, trend analyses, and a study of young farmers in the Ohio Valley region
Awards/Grants

Grants

Pruitt, J.R., K.M. Guidry, J.M. Riley, L. Falconer. “Development of Tractor Implement Cost of Production Application.” USDA RMA. $47,741. Review Pending.

Walker, R.S., G. Scaglia, J.R. Pruitt, P. Beck, and M. Rouquette. “Developing Alternative Forage-Based Systems for Backgrounding Calves to Improve Forage Utilization and Land Use Efficiency.” USDA AFRI. $498,171. Review Pending.

Harborth, K.W., J.R. Pruitt, and J. Holmes. “Louisiana Feeder Cattle Attributes: Premiums and Discounts.” Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service. $4,252.

Guidry, K.M., and J.R. Pruitt. “An Assessment of the Agricultural Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources in Louisiana.” Louisiana Department of Agriculture. June 2010-May 2011. $100,000.

Awards

2010 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Jack Everly Journal Award: "Determinants of Students' First Impressions of Instructors and Courses," J.R. Pruitt, M.R. Dicks, and D.S. Tilley.

2007 Western Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Published Research Award: "Consumer Demand for a Ban on Subtherapeutic Antibiotic Use in Pork Production," J.L. Lusk, F.B. Norwood, and J.R. Pruitt.

2005 Third Place, American Agricultural Economics Association Graduate Student Case Study Competition.

Publications/Presentations/Patents

Articles in Refereed Journals

Pruitt, J.R., G.T. Tonsor, K.R. Brooks, R.J. Johnson. “End User Preferences for USDA Market Information.” Food Policy 47 (August 2014):24-33.

Pruitt, J.R., J.D. Detre, and P.M. Darby. “An Uncertain Market: A Case Study of a Cow-Calf Operation.” Journal of American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 78(2014):80-97.

Pruitt, J.R., and R.C. Lacy. “Baleage Decision Tool for Beef Cattle Producers.” Journal of Extension 52,3(June 2014):3TOT6. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2014june/tt6.php.

Pruitt, J.R., and J.D. Detre. “Theme Issue Overview: LFTB, Marketing, Uncertainty, and Risk in the 24 Hour News Cycle.” Choices Magazine. 27, 4(4th Quarter): 2012. Available at: http://www.choicesmagazine.org/magazine/pdf/cmsarticle_267.pdf.

Pruitt, J.R., and D.P. Anderson. “Assessing the Impact of LFTB in the Beef Cattle Industry.” Choices Magazine. 27, 4(4th Quarter): 2012. Available at: http://www.choicesmagazine.org/magazine/pdf/cmsarticle_268.pdf.

Guidry, K.M., and J.R. Pruitt. "Damages to Louisiana Agriculture from Natural Resource Disasters." Choices Magazine. 27 (3rd Quater):2012. Available at:
http://www.choicesmagazine.org/magazine/pdf/cmsarticle_249.pdf.

Pruitt, J.R., J.M. Gillespie, R. Nehring, and B. Qushim. “Adoption of Technology, Management Practices, and Production Systems by U.S. Beef Cow-calf Producers.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 44, 2 (May 2012): 203-222.

Pruitt, J.R. “Poultry House Depreciation Tool.” Journal of Extension. 50,  2 (April 2012): 2TOT9. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2012april/tt9.php.

Pruitt, J.R., M.R. Dicks, and D.S. Tilley. “Do Students Have Fixed Classroom Perceptions?” North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 54 (December 2010): 39-44.

Pruitt, J.R., M.R. Dicks, and D.S. Tilley. “Determinants of Students’ First Impressions of Instructors and Courses.” North American College and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 53 (September 2009): 24-36.

Lusk, J.L., F.B. Norwood, and J.R. Pruitt. “Consumer Demand for a Ban on Subtherapeutic Antibiotic Use in Pork Production.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 88 (November 2006): 1015-1033.

Lusk, J.L., J.R. Pruitt, and F.B. Norwood. “External Validity of a Field Experiment.” Economics Letters 93 (November 2006): 285-290.

Extension Publications

Analysis and Comments

Pruitt, J.R., and T.K. Lavergne. “Data and Price Analysis in the Broiler Chicken Industry.” FS10-10/12. Livestock Marketing Information Center. October 3, 2012.

Mark, D.R., J.R. Pruitt, and D.P. Anderson. “Herd Declines Lead to Structural Changes in Cattle Industry.” Analysis and Comments. Livestock Marketing Information Center. March 2, 2012. Letter #10.

Pruitt, J.R. and S.L. Ferrell. “Changes in the Final GIPSA Marketing Rules.” Analysis and Comments. Livestock Marketing Information Center. December 28, 2011. Letter #51.

Newsletters

Pruitt, J.R. Louisiana Cattle Market Update. Monthly electronic newsletter. 6 issues in 2014.

Pruitt, J.R. Louisiana Cattle Market Update. Monthly electronic newsletter. 12 issues in 2013.

Pruitt, J.R. Louisiana Cattle Market Update. Bi-weekly electronic newsletter. 26 issues in 2012.

Pruitt, J.R. Louisiana Cattle Market Update. Bi-weekly electronic newsletter. 26 issues in 2011.

Pruitt, J.R. Louisiana Cattle Market Update. Bi-weekly electronic newsletter. 26 issues in 2010.

Pruitt, J.R. Louisiana Cattle Market Update. Bi-weekly electronic newsletter. 26 issues in 2009.

Pruitt, J.R. Louisiana Cattle Market Update. Bi-weekly electronic newsletter. 10 issues in 2008.


Fact Sheets

Pruitt, J.R., K.C. Raper, and D.S. Peel. “Factors Affecting the Choice-Select Spread.” LSU AgCenter Publication 3332. February 2014.

Pruitt, J.R., K.C. Raper, and D.S. Peel. "Factors Affecting the Choice-Select Spread." Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication AGEC-625. December 2013.

Pruitt, J.R., and R.C. Lacy. "Economics of Baleage for Beef Cattle Operations." Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3330. December 2013.

Pruitt, J.R., G.T. Tonsor, K.R. Brooks, and R.J. Johnson. “Agribusiness and Market Analyst Preferences for USDA Market Information.” Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3230. February 2013.

Pruitt, J.R., and T.K. Lavergne. “Seasonal Price and Production Influences in the Broiler Chicken Industry.” Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3244. January 2013.

Guidry, K.M., and J.R. Pruitt. “Determining Cash Rental Rates for Agricultural Land.” Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3240. July 2012.

Pruitt, J.R., G.T. Tonsor, K.R. Brooks, and R.J. Johnson. “County Extension Agent Preferences for USDA Market Information.” Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3237. June 2012.

Pruitt, J.R. “Potential Tax Strategies for Depreciating Broiler Chicken Houses.” Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3188. July 2011.

Pruitt, J.R. “Livestock Risk Protection Insurance for Feeder Cattle.” Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3163. September 2010.

Pruitt, J.R. “Louisiana Seasonal Cattle Price Patterns.” Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3130. July 2009.

Pruitt, J.R., and C.G. Depew. “Louisiana’s Horse Industry: An Economic Summary.” Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3099. January 2009.

Pruitt, J.R. “Country of Origin Labeling (COOL): A Guide for Louisiana Cattle Producers.” Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3094. October 2008.


Staff Reports

Pruitt, J.R., and K.W. Harborth. “Beef Cattle Outlook.” In 2014 Outlook for Louisiana Agriculture. Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Staff Report 2014-04. February 2014.

Pruitt, J.R., and C.F. Hutchison. “Dairy Outlook.” In 2014 Outlook for Louisiana Agriculture. Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Staff Report 2014-04. February 2014.

Lavergne, T.K., and J.R. Pruitt. “Poultry and Eggs.” In 2014 Outlook for Louisiana Agriculture. Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Staff Report 2014-04. February 2014.

Guidry, K.M., and J.R. Pruitt. “Preliminary Estimates of Drought Impacts to Louisiana Agriculture in 2011.” Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Staff Report 2011-09. July 2011.

Pruitt, J.R. “Estimated Costs for 2010/11 4-H Ryegrass Grazing Project.” Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Staff Report 2011-07. July 2011.

Pruitt, J.R. “Developing Your Own Heifers: Costs and Returns.” Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Staff Report 2011-06. June 2011.

Pruitt, J.R. “Increased Contract Transparency for Poultry Producers under the Packers and Stockyards Act.” Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Staff Report 2009-26. December 2009.

Pruitt, J.R. “Livestock Indemnity Program.” Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Staff Report 2009-10. July 2009.

Pruitt, J.R. “Estimated Costs for 2008/09 4-H Ryegrass Grazing Project.” Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Staff Report 2009-09. July 2009.

Pruitt, J.R. “Instructions for Cow/Heifer Investment Decision Spreadsheet.” Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Staff Report 2009-05. March 2009.

Pruitt, J.R. “Cow/Heifer Investment Decision Discounted Cash Flow.” Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Staff Report 2009-04. March 2009.


Annual Outlook Publications

 Pruitt, J.R. “Beef Cattle Outlook.” In 2010 Outlook for Louisiana Agriculture. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3048. May 2010.

Pruitt, J.R., C.G. Depew. “Equine Outlook.” In 2010 Outlook for Louisiana Agriculture. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3048. May 2010.

Lavergne, T.K., and J.R. Pruitt. “Poultry and Eggs.” In 2010 Outlook for Louisiana Agriculture. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3048. May 2010.

Pruitt, J.R., and J.E. Rowntree. “Beef Cattle Outlook.” In 2009 Outlook for Louisiana Agriculture. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 3048. April 2009.



Animal Industry News Update

Navarre, C., and J.R. Pruitt. “Beef Industry Inefficiencies – Then and Now.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 15(2). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update--June-2014.htm.

Pruitt, J.R. “Recapping the 2012 U.S. Censu of Agriculture.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 15(2). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update--June-2014.htm.

Pruitt, J.R. “Wholesale Meat Prices Adjust to Consumer Demand and Tigher Supplies.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 15(1). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update--March-2014.htm?WBCMODE=PresentationUnpublished/.

Pruitt, J.R. “Meat Demand Continues to Show Strength.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 14(4). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update-December-2013.htm.

Pruitt, J.R. "Current Chicken Market Dynamics." In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 14(3). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update-September-2013.htm.

Pruitt, J.R. “Wholesale Meat and Poultry Prices Higher.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 14(2). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update--June-2013.htm.

Pruitt, J.R. “Red Meat and Poultry Production Forecasts Continue to Increase.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 14(1). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update-March-2013.htm.

Pruitt, J.R. “Broiler Production Continues to Face Positives & Negatives.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 13(4). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update--December-2012.htm.

Pruitt, J.R. “Benchmarking and Profitability.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 13(3). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update--September-2012.htm.

Guidry, K.M., and J.R. Pruitt. “Determining a Cash Land Rent for Crawfish Production.” In LSU AgCenter Crawfish News 5(4): Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/aquaculture/crawfish/Newsletters/Crawfish-News-July-2012-Vol-5-No-4.htm.

Pruitt, J.R. “U.S. Meat and Poultry Production Year-to-Date 2012.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 13(2). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update--June-2012.htm.

Pruitt, J.R. Broiler Chicken Production Continues to Slide.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 13(1). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update-March-2012.htm.

Pruitt, J.R. “Cattle on Feed Placements and Slaughter Levels.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 12(4). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update-December-2011.htm#4.

Pruitt, J.R. “Broiler Chicken Industry Recap.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 12(3). Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/livestock/animal_industry/Animal-Industry-News-Update-September-2011.htm.

Pruitt, J.R. “Year-to-Date U.S. Cattle Slaughter Rate.” In LSU AgCenter Animal Industry News Update 12(2):4.


Mass Media Contributions

LSU AgCenter Agricultural Communications. “Past Weather Conditions Affect Current Beef Prices.” December 5, 2013.

Louisiana Agrinews Farm Bureau Radio Network. “Butterball Says Large Fresh Turkeys Will Be in Short Supply for Thanksgiving.” November 20, 2013.

This Week in Louisiana Agriculture. “Bull Market.” August 30, 2013.

LSU AgCenter Agricultural Communications. “Cattle Prices Expected to Hold, Might Improve.” August 26, 2013.

Delta Farm Press. “AgCenter Agents Learn Cattle Market Dynamics.” July 18, 2013.

KLFY TV10. “Beef Prices at Record High Due to Drought.” May 29, 2013.

Louisiana Agrinews Farm Bureau Radio Network. “Higher Wholesale Beef Prices.” May 23, 2013.

LSU AgCenter Agricultural Communications. “Beef Prices Rise as Summer Grilling Season Starts.” May 20, 2013.

This Week in Louisiana Agriculture. “Keeping Poultry Profitable.” March 22, 2013.

This Week in Louisiana Agriculture. “Relaxed Restrictions.” February 15, 2013.

Louisiana Agrinews Farm Bureau Radio Network. “Calf Prices on the Rebound.” September 12, 2012.

Louisiana Agrinews Farm Bureau Radio Network. “Fall Cull Cow Prices.” September 11, 2012.

Progressive Farmer. “Market Shifts: Gambling on Retained Ownership This Year.” September 10, 2012. 

Louisiana Market Bulletin. “Cattle Sales Lower than Normal.” August 23, 2012. 

LSU AgCenter Agricultural Communications. “Midwest Drought Affecting Louisiana Cattle Producers.” August 21, 2012.

Louisiana Agrinews Radio Network. “Feedlot Margins.” May 15, 2012. 

Louisiana Agrinews Radio Network. “Lean Finely Textured Beef.” May 10, 2012. 

Delta Farm Press. “Pluses of Forage-Fed Beef.” May 5, 2012.

This Week in Louisiana Agriculture. “Price per Pound.” November 3, 2011.

Delta Farm Press. “Cattle, Forage highlight LSU AgCenter Field Day.” September 21, 2011.

LSU Agricultural Communications. “Rising Fuel, Fertilizer Costs Affect Cattle Production.” March 7, 2011.

LSU Agricultural Communications. “Producers Could Qualify for Federal Payments for Livestock Lost to Bad Weather.” July 25, 2009.

This Week in Louisiana Agriculture. “Livestock Indemnity Program.” July 24, 2009.

LSU Agricultural Communications. “2009 Ag Outlook Challenging, LSU AgCenter Exports Say.” January 27, 2009.

This Week in Louisiana Agriculture. “Poultry Update.” January 24, 2009. 


Presentations at Professional Conferences/Meetings

Pruitt, J.R.
“Livestock Outlook.” Symposium Organizer and Moderator at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meetings in Minneapolis, MN. July 2014.

Pruitt, J.R. “Poultry Situation and Outlook.” Presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meetings in Minneapolis, MN. July 2014.

Pruitt, J.R., G.T. Tonsor, and K.R. Brooks. “Eliciting Expert Opinion on Components of USDA Market Livestock Information.” Presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meetings in Minneapolis, MN. July 2014.

Martin, R.M., J.R. Pruitt, B. Buttrey, and R. Walker. “Cost Analysis of Feeding Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) or Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) Plus Rye (Secale cereale) Baleage Based on Nutrient Composition and Forage Refusal of Weaned Crossbred Beef Calves.” Poster presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association, American Society of Animal Science, and Canadian Society of Animal Science in Kansas City, MO. July 2014.

Pruitt, J.R., R.C. Lacy, and D.W. Hancock. “Economic Returns and Risk Analysis of Forage Wrapping Technologies.” Presented as part of the Southern Pasture and Forage Crop Improvement Conference Tour in Franklinton, LA. April 2014.

Pruitt, J.R., R.C. Lacy, and D.W. Hancock. “Economic Returns and Risk Analysis of Forage Wrapping Technologies.” Presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Dallas, TX. February 2014.

Pruitt, J.R. “Poultry Situation and Outlook.” Presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Dallas, TX. February 2014.

Pruitt, J.R. “Poultry Situation and Outlook.” Presented at the Southern Region Outlook Conference in Atlanta, GA. September 2013.

Pruitt, J.R. “Assessing the Impact of LFTB in the Beef Cattle Industry.” Webinar coordinated by Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics and Federation of Animal Science Societies entitled “Cleaning Up the Slime: Science and Substantiation.” February 2013.

Pruitt, J.R.
, G.T. Tonsor, K.R. Brooks, and R.J. Johnson. “End User Preferences for USDA Market Information.” Presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Orlando, FL. February 2013.

Pruitt, J.R. “Beef Cattle Outlook.” Presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Orlando, FL. February 2013.

Pruitt, J.R. “Beef and Pork Outlook.” Presented at the Southern Region Outlook Conference in Atlanta, GA. September 2012.

Pruitt, J.R., G.T. Tonsor, K.R. Brooks, and R.J. Johnson. “County Extension Agent Preferences for USDA Market Information.” Presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meetings in Seattle, WA. August 2012.

Pruitt, J.R., G.T. Tonsor, K.R. Brooks, and R.J. Johnson. “County Extension Agent Preferences for USDA Market Information.” Presented at the Livestock Marketing Information Center Technical Advisory Committee meetings in Fort Worth, TX. June 2012.

Pruitt, J.R., and K.M. Guidry. “Louisiana’s 2011 Drought Experience.” Presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Birmingham, AL. February 2012.

Pruitt, J.R.
“Alternative Depreciation Strategies for Contract Poultry Growers.” Presented at the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Convention in New Orleans, LA. July 2011.

Pruitt, J.R. “Market News Service and Its Role in Price Discovery: Past, Present and Future Directions for the Service in Southern States.” Symposium Organizer and Moderator at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Corpus Christ, TX, February 2011.

Pruitt, J.R., and J.M. Riley. “Optimal Marketing Strategies for Southeastern Cattle Producers.” Presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Corpus Christ, TX, February 2011.

Pruitt, J.R. “Pork and Poultry Outlook.” Presented at the Southern Region Outlook Conference in Atlanta, GA, September 2010.

Pruitt, J.R. “Livestock Outlook.” Symposium Organizer and Moderator at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meetings in Denver, CO, July 2010.

Pruitt, J.R., and K.C. Raper. “Trading Down? The Impact of Recessions on Meat Consumption.” Presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Orlando, FL, February 2010.

Pruitt, J.R. “Livestock Situation and Outlook for 2010.” Presented at the Ag Outlook 2010 Conference in Alexandria, LA, January 2010.

Pruitt, J.R. “Livestock Outlook.” Presented at the Southern Region Outlook Conference in Atlanta, GA, September 2009.

Guidry, K.M., and J.R. Pruitt. “Soybean Outlook.” Presented at the Southern Region Outlook Conference in Atlanta, GA, September 2008.

Pruitt, J.R. “Hay and Feedstuffs Outlook.” Presented at the Southern Region Outlook Conference in Atlanta, GA, September 2008.

Pruitt, J.R., M.R. Dicks, and D.S. Tilley. “Can Faculty Change Initial Impressions on Student Evaluations of Teachings?” Presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Orlando, FL, July 2008.

Pruitt, J.R., M.R. Dicks, and D.S. Tilley. “Comparison of Student Evaluations of Teaching at the Beginning and End of the Semester.” Presented at the North American College Teachers of Agriculture meetings in Logan, UT, June 2008.

Pruitt, J.R., M.R. Dicks, and D.S. Tilley. “Determinants of Students’ First Impressions of Instructors and Courses.” Presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Dallas, TX, February 2008.

Pruitt, J.R., and D. S. Tilley. “Location Patterns of Confectionery Manufacturers in a Post NAFTA Environment.” Presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Dallas, TX, February 2008.

Pruitt, J.R., and D.S. Tilley. “Impacts of U.S. Sugar Policy and the North American Free Trade Agreement on Trade in North American Sugar Containing Products.” Presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Long Beach, CA, July 2006.

Pruitt, J.R., J.L. Lusk, and B. Norwood. “Consumer Demand for a Ban on Antibiotic Drug Use in Pork Production.” Poster at the Sitlington Infectious Disease Symposium in Stillwater, OK, April 2006.

J.L. Lusk, F.B. Norwood, and J.R. Pruitt. “Consumer Demand for a Ban on Antibiotic Drug Use in Pork Production.” Presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Orlando, FL, February 2006.

Extension Presentations

Conducted numerous county or regional meetings and field days on topics including agricultural policy, beef cattle market outlook, the economic curriculum of the Master Cattleman program, retained ownership, and Quicken financial software.

2014:   8 programs delivered
2013: 18 programs delivered
2012: 14 programs delivered
2011: 24 programs delivered
2010: 26 programs delivered
2009: 18 programs delivered
2008: 10 programs delivered

Webinars

Pruitt, J.R.
“Assessing the Impact of LFTB in the Beef Cattle Industry.” Webinar coordinated by Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics and Federation of Animal Science Societies entitled “Cleaning Up the Slime: Science and Substantiation.” February 15, 2013. Available at: http://www.cfare.org/events/c-fare-events/2013/cleaning-up-the-slime.

Riley, J.M., and J.R. Pruitt. Co-coordinated Learn@Lunch Beef Cattle Economic Webinars offered by Mississippi State University and LSU AgCenter. September 2012. Available at: http://msucares.com/livestock/beef.

Other Extension Contributions

Contributed to articles and television broadcasts prepared by LSU Agricultural Center Agricultural Communications. Also contributed articles to AgTrader USA, a monthly publication in northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas, Louisiana Farm and Ranch, The Louisiana Cattleman (the magazine of the Louisiana Cattlemen Association), and Cow Country Reporter (the magazine for Cattle Producers of Louisiana). Provided analysis on the television program This Week in Louisiana Agriculture and the Louisiana Farm Bureau Radio Network.


Teaching Experience

2014 Guest Lecture on Economics of Forage Production, AGRO 4005, Forage Ecology and Management, Louisiana State University

2014 Guest Lecturer on Economics of Production, VM 5366, Population Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

2013 Guest Lecturer on Income Drivers in the Dairy Industry; and Cost and Returns in the Dairy Industry, AGEC 4213, Economics of Milk Marketing Systems, Louisiana State University

2012 Guest Lecturer on Economics of Production Systems, VM 5366, Population Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

2012 Guest Lecturer on Economics of Production Systems, ANSC 7900, Special Topics in Advanced Beef Production, Louisiana State University

2011 Guest Lecturer on Speculative Strategies, AGEC 3213, Agricultural Commodity and Food Production Marketing, Louisiana State University

2011 Guest Lecturer on Economics of Production, VM 5271, Population Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

Article Reviews

American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2)
American Sheep Industry Association (1)
China Agricultural Economic Review (1)
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (4)
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (2)
Preventative Veterinary Medicine (1)
Livestock Marketing Information Center (1)
University of Georgia Extension (2)
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (1)

Academic, Professional, and Scholarly Societies

2008-Present Livestock Marketing Information Center Technical Advisory Committee
2005-Present American Agricultural Economics Association
2006-Present Western Agricultural Economics Association
2006-Present Southern Agricultural Economics Association
2007-2008 Golden Key International Honour Society
2005-2008 Agricultural Economics Graduate Student Association, Oklahoma State University
2003-2004 Agricultural Economics Graduate Student Organization, Purdue University


Service

2013-Presnt Member, Agricultural and Applied Economic Statistics and Information Resources Committee

2013 U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Championships Referee

2012 LSU AgCenter Extension Awards Committee

2012 William H. Alexander Endowed Professorship Committee

2011-12 U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Olympic Development Program Referee

2010-Present Southern Agricultural Economics Association Selected Paper Review Coordinator, Farm Management Area

2010-Present Advisor, LSU Agribusiness Club

2010-Present Member, LSU AgCenter Faculty Council
International Programs Advisory Committee

2010-Present Judge, AAEA Graduate Student Extension Competition

2009-Present Referee, U.S. Soccer Federation

2009-Present Referee, Louisiana High School Athletic Association

2009-Present Member, Soccer Referee’s Association of Baton Rouge

2009-Present Member, Southern Extension Marketing Committee

2009-2011 Member, LMIC-USDA APHIS Beef Compensation Working Group

2009-2011 Member, LMIC-USDA APHIS Dairy Compensation Working Group

2008-Present Ex-Officio Member, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Poultry Advisory Committee

2008-Present Ex-Officio Member, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Beef Advisory Committee

2008-Present Ex-Officio Member, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Dairy Advisory Committee

2008-Present Technology Committee Co-Chair, Technical Advisory Committee, Livestock Marketing Information Center

2007-2008 Chair, American Agricultural Economics Association Graduate Student Section

2005-2007 Judge, Oklahoma FFA Agricultural Sales and Marketing Competitions

2005-2006 President, Graduate Student Association
Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University

2003-2004 Athletic Chairman, Agricultural Economics Graduate Student Organization, Purdue University

Agricultural Economics Committee Member, Purdue University Springfest

2002-2003 Vice President of Finance, Student Government Association
Western Kentucky University

Student Representative, Budget Council
Western Kentucky University

Student Representative, Athletics Committee
Western Kentucky University

Spirit Master, Western Kentucky University

1999-2000 Treasurer, Kentucky 4-H

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