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Dr. Maria Boerngen

Associate Professor
Agriculture
Office
Clarence R Ropp Agriculture Bldng - RAB 143
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

320.001Farm Commodity Pricing

213.001Farm Management

215.001Farm Supply & Food Industry Management

499.002Independent Research For The Masters Thesis

287.002Independent Study

291.002Undergraduate Teaching Experiences In Agriculture

400.005Independent Study

Teaching Interests & Areas

Farm management, ag retail management, commodity futures and options, commodities pricing, international trade

Research Interests & Areas

Farm management; farmer education & outreach; nutrient loss reduction; scholarship of teaching and learning

Ph D Agricultural and Consumer Economics

University of Illinois
Urbana, IL

MS Agricultural and Consumer Economics

University of Illinois
Urbana, IL

BS Plant and Soil Science

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL

Outstanding Research Award

ISU Department of Agriculture
2021

NACTA Educator Award

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
2020

Outstanding Research Award

ISU Department of Agriculture
2020

Harvey S. Woods Outstanding Teacher Award

ISU Department of Agriculture
2019

NACTA Teaching Award of Merit

2019

Harvey S. Woods Outstanding Teacher Award

ISU Department of Agriculture
2018

NACTA Teaching Award of Merit

2018

Harvey S. Woods Outstanding Teacher Award

ISU Dept. of Agriculture
2017

NACTA Teaching Award of Merit

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
2017

Named to the "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students"

University of Illinois
2013

Journal Article

Gardner, J., Franken, J., & Boerngen, M. A research agenda for cooperatives. Journal of Cooperatives 37 (2022): 38-66.
Boerngen, M., & Rickard, J. To Zoom or not to Zoom: The impact of rural broadband on online learning. Natural Sciences Education 50:e20044 (2021)
Hoselton, G., & Boerngen, M. Farmers' awareness of and concerns about nutrient loss.. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 76.5 (2021): 387-491.
Styan, J., Boerngen, M., & Barrowclough, M. Factors influencing increased usage of cash rent leases in Illinois. Journal of American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 2021 (2021): 6-16.
Boerngen, M., & Rickard, J. Assessment and perception of student farm background in an introductory agriculture course. Natural Sciences Education 49:e20013 (2020)

Presentations

Preparing women for careers in rural property professions. 67th Annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Conference. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). (2021)
You’re all farmers, right? Students’ perceptions of classmates’ and instructors’ experience. 67th Annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Conference. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). (2021)
Cooperative Research and Educational Needs. NCERA-210 Annual Meeting and the Farmer Cooperatives Conference. (2020)
Developing mutual understanding between agriculture students and non-agriculture students. WERA-72 Annual Conference. (2020)
Effectiveness of student-facilitated discussions in a small graduate-level course. 66th Annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Conference. (2020)
Helping young farmers prepare to rent farmland: Expert recommendations. 66th Annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Conference. (2020)
Illinois Corn Farmers' Response to Nutrient Loss. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meeting. (2020)
Student perceptions of the agriculture industry. Teaching and Learning Symposium. ISU CTLT. (2020)
Bringing agriculture and non-agriculture students together to develop mutual understanding. 65th Annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Conference. (2019)
Illinois corn farmers' concerns about nutrient loss and the adoption of best management practices. WERA-72 Annual Conference. (2019)

Grants & Contracts

Improving the Economic and Ecological Sustainability of U.S. Crop Production Through On-Farm Precision Experimentation. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Federal. (2021)
A Research Agenda for Cooperatives. USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Federal. (2020)
You're all farmers right? Students' perceptions of classmates' and instructors' experience. Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Illinois State University. (2020)
Agriculture and Anthropology Teaching Through Research. Illinois State University College of Arts & Sciences Interdisciplinary Initiative Program. Illinois State University. (2019)
How does cheap talk influence students' willingness to take risks?. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2017)