Associate Professor Corinne Alexander serves as an Extension specialist in the area of grain marketing. Her goal is to assist farmers and agricultural businesses with the marketing of their grain, both in commodity and specialty markets.
Corinne received her doctorate from the University of California, Davis with fields in agricultural economics and resource economics. Her research generally focuses on interactions between members of the supply chain, with a particular interest in contractual relationships. Her current research interests examine how farmers’ production decisions interact with their marketing decisions. This includes several projects: a) farmer input buying behavior using Purdue’s Large Commercial Producer Survey, b) integrated pest management in on-farm storage bins where the farmer is under contract with a food-grade grain buyer, and c) comparing the technical efficiency of organic and conventional dairy technologies.
Corinne has two Extension programs. The first one focuses on price risk management and provides information about new marketing tools, such as new generation grain marketing contracts. She explores marketing value-added products, especially food-grade grains and organic products, in her second program. As a result of her efforts in Extension, she has received the Junior Achievement Award by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Association. Corinne also won the 2011 AAEA award for a distinguished Extension program for an individual with less than 10 years of experience.Go back.