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Dr. Patrick D. O'Rourke

Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Economics



Contact Information:

Phone:

(309) 438-3492

Phone 2:

(309) 438-5654

Fax:

(309) 438-5653

Email:

Office Hours:

Office:

RAB 137

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Degree Information:

  • BS in Agriculture Science, University of Illinois
  • MS in Agriculture Economics, Purdue University
  • PhD in Agriculture Economics, Purdue University

Classes Taught:

  • Farm Supply and Food Industry Management, Agriculture and the Environment, Negotiation: Science, Art & Practice, Agribusiness Financial Management, Agribusiness Strategy and Analysis

Research Interests:

Agribusiness Management, Business Simulation, Economic Feasibility Studies

Profile:

Employment:

Professor (1995-present), Department of Agriculture,   Illinois State University
Chair (2004-2007), Department of Agriculture, Illinois State University
Associate Professor (1987-95), Department of Agriculture, Illinois State University
Farm Manager & Operator (1986-91), 300 acres, Downs, Illinois
Assistant Professor (1983-1987), Department of Agriculture, Illinois State University
Assistant Professor (1979-1983), Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Research Assistant (1976-1979), Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Army Officer (1971-1975), US Army Captain, Armor Branch, West Germany and TX
Research Assistant (1969-1971), Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Courses Taught Include:  Farm Supply and Food Industry Management, Agriculture and the Environment, Negotiation: Science, Art & Practice, Agribusiness Financial Management, Agribusiness Strategy and Analysis 

Recent Selected Awards and Honors:  2011 - Elected President of the American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources (AASCARR); 2008-Present -- Appointed to USDA – CSREES Employment Opportunities Working Group Panel of Experts; 2009 -- Awarded membership in ISU’s Million Dollar Club; 2006 to Present -- Elected to Board of Directors of American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources; 2006 to Present – Appointed to the Advisory Council of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Chicago, Illinois; 2003-2005 - Commission Member for National Food and Agribusiness Management Education Commission (NFAMEC) created by USDA. to provide input to the future of food and agribusiness management education in the United States.

Recent Selected Research Projects and Scholarship:  Current projects cover (1) Economic Impact of ban on fall application of nitrogen in Illinois, (2) Development of grocery and agribusiness Web-based business simulations for teaching, (3) Development of cooperative business training for high school age and above.  Widely published on topics related to agribusiness management and the economic feasibility of agriculture and food enterprises.

Selected Service Activities: ISU Strategic Planning and Management Task Force (SPAM) under Pres. Wallace.  Educational Leadership Task Force under Provost Strand.  Technology Commercialization Center, Liaison for CAST.  ISU Patent Policy Rewrite Committee. Comprehensive Campaign – University Family Campaign Steering Committee, 2002-2003.  University Library Committee, 2000-2003 [Chair 2003].  Co-Facilitator [w/ AVP Gary McGinnis] of the Educating Illinois on the Building a Distinctive Research Agenda & Strengthening Graduate Education implementation team, 2000-2002.  Co-Chair of University Research Committee, 2000-2002.



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