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Agriculture Program

Grinstead Building, Room 126
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4240
Email: Dr. Fanson Kidwaro, Chair


Ashley Wood Renck


RenckAssistant Professor of Agriculture - Agriculture Business
Grinstead 126 A-1
(660) 543-8596


Ph.D. Agriculture Economics, Mississippi State University
M.S. General Agriculture, Arkansas State University
B.S. Agriculture Business, Arkansas State University



Career Background

Dr. Renck grew up on a family farm in Southeast Missouri and attended Arkansas State University where she earned degrees in Agricultural Business and General Agriculture.  While earning her Ph.D. at Mississippi State University, she was a graduate research assistant and taught economics courses at Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women.  Before joining the department, she was an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University-Commerce and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. 


Professional Affiliations

Dr. Renck is a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, the Agricultural History Society, and the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association.


Areas of Interest/Research

Dr. Renck’s research interests include vertical coordination and contracting in commodity markets.  Her research program also involves credence good labeling and consumer behavior.