UF Professor Named to Lead USDA’s Economic Research Service

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that a University of Florida (UF) professor will lead its Economic Research Service (ERS).

U.S. Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics Dr. Scott Hutchins announced that Dr. Spiro Stefanou will serve as the administrator of the ERS.

“We look forward to adding Dr. Stefanou’s more than 30 years of leadership and expertise in agricultural economics as we usher in a new era for ERS. Under his leadership, ERS will thrive as a world-class economic powerhouse and will continue to build and deliver scientifically-sound economic data and research to help shape U.S. agricultural policy and to better serve our customers and stakeholders across the nation,” said Hutchins.

Stefanou currently teaches economics at UF’s Institute of Food and Agriculture. Before that, he served more than 30 years teaching agricultural economics at Penn State University.

 

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