I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agriculture at Fort Hays State University (FHSU). I teach the agriculture core agribusiness classes: Introduction to Agribusiness (AGRI113), Marketing Farm Products (AGRI211), and Farm Management (AGRI311).
I enjoy bringing guest speakers into class and going on field trips with the class and so am grateful to all those who give their time to do this. I also want to thank Jill, Susan, and Janice at the Kansas Agricultural and Leadership Program (KARL). My participation in https://karlprogram.com/ has facilitated networking to provide these opportunities to students.
I also enjoy reading about teaching innovations in the agricultural and applied economics field at https://www.aetrjournal.org/ and have incorporated materials from their publications into class. Personally, I have published about an experiential client-based project in the NACTA Journal, another great resource for agricultural instructors. This particular article is available at https://www.nactateachers.org/attachments/article/2816/15.%20Kaminski.pdf.
This article sprang from my time at Michigan State University (MSU). I graduated with a Ph.D. in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in August 2020. The three articles resulting from dissertation work are:
Kaminski, D.M., V. Caputo, and M. McKendree. “The U.S. Public's Attitudes on Animal and Worker Welfare in the Dairy and Poultry Industries” (conditional acceptance)
V. Caputo, D.M. Kaminski, and M. Porter. “Dairy workers’ preferences for compensatory benefits: A field experiment with U.S. immigrants and students” (revise & resubmit (R&R))
D.M. Kaminski and V. Caputo. "Eggs Produced Under Certified Labor Conditions: Are U.S. Consumers Willing to Pay for It and Does Prior Information Impact Their Behavior?" (work in progress)
These articles concentrate on employee working conditions in the dairy industry by employing discrete choice (DCE) and best-worst scaling (BWS) experiments. The viewpoints of multiple stakeholders along the agri-food supply chain are incorporated the viewpoints of multiple stakeholders. These works span research in labor economics/human resource management, food marketing, and public policy.
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