Announcement: College Wide Colloquium - Nobel Conference Preview Event


Professor Ford Runge will help us prepare for Nobel Conference 46, Making Food Good, with his lecture "Rivers of Gold: Where Does Corn Flow and Does it Make Sense? e on Friday, September 17, at 2:30 pm in Wallenberg. With his recent research on U.S.-European agricultural trade and comparative soil and water conservation policies he plans to focus on the unusual relationship between the landlocked agricultural powerhouse of the Upper Midwest and the rest of the world. Professor C. Ford Runge is a Professor of Applied Economics and Law at the University of Minnesota, where he also holds appointments in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the Department of Forest Resources. His teaching and writing interests concentrate on trade and natural resources policy.

Professor Runge received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at the University of Wisconsin, his M.A. in economics as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and his B.A. at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has served on the staff of the House Committee on Agriculture, and as a Science and Diplomacy Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, working with U.S. AID on food aid and trade. He continues as Subdirector in charge of Commodities and Trade Policy of the Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy at the University of Minnesota.