Department Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Kenneth A. Foster is the department head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. Ken's research interests are in the fields of production economics and marketing with special emphasis on dynamic models. His work has included a dynamic analysis of investment and supply in the U.S. beef cattle industry, measuring technical change in agriculture, and testing for separability in agricultural production functions. Ken's other research and educational programs have focused on evaluation and analysis of contracts and alliances. Ken teaches production economics, has experience working in Latin America, and serves as an Extension specialist in the area of livestock production.