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Chris Boyer

Professor | Agricultural and Resource Economics
Overview

My teaching and research programs focuses on farm business management decisions to maximize profits or manage risk. The goal of these programs is to enhance the long-term economic sustainability of farm businesses in Tennessee and across the United States. I work with multidisciplinary teams of scientists and Extensions Specialists to identify relevant and important real-world questions and to develop practical solutions. This research feeds into my teaching of farm business management, technology adoption, data analysis, and land valuation.

Research Focus

Farm Business Management & Risk Management for crop and beef cattle producers

Teaching Focus

AREC 312: Rural Real Estate Appraisal AREC 324: Applications of Quantitative Method AREC 444: Agricultural Production Technology Management

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 491 - International Experience in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 - 12 credit hours

Credit for formalized international experiences related to agricultural sciences and natural resources. Determination of credit based on nature of the proposed experience. Students should discuss the opportunity with their faculty advisors prior to the trip to determine if it is appropriate for credit. Credit hours will be determined by the department and college depending on the extent of activity and types of projects and/or presentations to be completed by the student upon return.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Walton, Jonathan | Ader, David Russell

AREC 312 - Rural Real Estate Appraisal
2 credit hour(s)

Theory, methods and procedures of real estate appraisal applied to rural property; trends in real estate values; factors influencing real estate values; approaches used in real estate valuation.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : AREC 201 or ECON 201 or ECON 211.

AREC 324 - Quantitative Methods
4 credit hour(s)

Quantitative analytical tools used in economics and business. Simple and multiple linear regression techniques applied to economic data. Analysis of cross-section and time series data. Optimization techniques applied to economic and business decisions.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and one 2 hour lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : ECON 211 and STAT 201.

AREC 444 - Agricultural Production and Technology Management
3 credit hour(s)

Advanced topics in agricultural production management and applied use of advanced tools to make farm management decisions. Topics include business structure, managing income tax, machinery management, human resources, and the adoption and use of new and emerging technologies. Applied tools include mathematical programming, regression analysis, and spreadsheet decision tools.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : AREC 324, AREC 342, AGNR 291.

Other Instructors: Walton, Jonathan

AREC 593 - Special Topics in Agricultural Economics
1 - 3 credit hours

Topics to be assigned.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.

Other Instructors: Larson, James Arlan | Hughes, David | Hellwinckel, Chad M | Velandia, Margarita M | Cho, Seong-Hoon | Yu, Edward | Walton, Jonathan | Jensen, Kim | DeLong, Karen Lewis | Muhammad, Andrew | Upendram, Sreedhar | Trejo-Pech, Carlos Jose Omar | English, Burton C | Chen, Ricky Xuqi | Clark, Christopher David | Smith, Aaron | Martinez, Charles | Yenerall, Jacqueline Nicole

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3021 Morgan Hall
2621 Morgan Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Agricultural Business and Management, General, Oklahoma State University, 2011
  • MS, Agricultural Business and Management, General, Texas A&M Univ College Station, 2008
  • BS, Agricultural Business and Management, General, Texas A&M Univ College Station, 2006
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Chris Boyer

Professor | Agricultural and Resource Economics
Chris Boyer image
3021 Morgan Hall
2621 Morgan Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Agricultural Business and Management, General, Oklahoma State University, 2011
  • MS, Agricultural Business and Management, General, Texas A&M Univ College Station, 2008
  • BS, Agricultural Business and Management, General, Texas A&M Univ College Station, 2006
Overview

My teaching and research programs focuses on farm business management decisions to maximize profits or manage risk. The goal of these programs is to enhance the long-term economic sustainability of farm businesses in Tennessee and across the United States. I work with multidisciplinary teams of scientists and Extensions Specialists to identify relevant and important real-world questions and to develop practical solutions. This research feeds into my teaching of farm business management, technology adoption, data analysis, and land valuation.

Research Focus

Farm Business Management & Risk Management for crop and beef cattle producers

Teaching Focus

AREC 312: Rural Real Estate Appraisal AREC 324: Applications of Quantitative Method AREC 444: Agricultural Production Technology Management

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 491 - International Experience in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 - 12 credit hours

Credit for formalized international experiences related to agricultural sciences and natural resources. Determination of credit based on nature of the proposed experience. Students should discuss the opportunity with their faculty advisors prior to the trip to determine if it is appropriate for credit. Credit hours will be determined by the department and college depending on the extent of activity and types of projects and/or presentations to be completed by the student upon return.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Walton, Jonathan | Ader, David Russell

AREC 312 - Rural Real Estate Appraisal
2 credit hour(s)

Theory, methods and procedures of real estate appraisal applied to rural property; trends in real estate values; factors influencing real estate values; approaches used in real estate valuation.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : AREC 201 or ECON 201 or ECON 211.

AREC 324 - Quantitative Methods
4 credit hour(s)

Quantitative analytical tools used in economics and business. Simple and multiple linear regression techniques applied to economic data. Analysis of cross-section and time series data. Optimization techniques applied to economic and business decisions.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and one 2 hour lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : ECON 211 and STAT 201.

AREC 444 - Agricultural Production and Technology Management
3 credit hour(s)

Advanced topics in agricultural production management and applied use of advanced tools to make farm management decisions. Topics include business structure, managing income tax, machinery management, human resources, and the adoption and use of new and emerging technologies. Applied tools include mathematical programming, regression analysis, and spreadsheet decision tools.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : AREC 324, AREC 342, AGNR 291.

Other Instructors: Walton, Jonathan

AREC 593 - Special Topics in Agricultural Economics
1 - 3 credit hours

Topics to be assigned.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.

Other Instructors: Larson, James Arlan | Hughes, David | Hellwinckel, Chad M | Velandia, Margarita M | Cho, Seong-Hoon | Yu, Edward | Walton, Jonathan | Jensen, Kim | DeLong, Karen Lewis | Muhammad, Andrew | Upendram, Sreedhar | Trejo-Pech, Carlos Jose Omar | English, Burton C | Chen, Ricky Xuqi | Clark, Christopher David | Smith, Aaron | Martinez, Charles | Yenerall, Jacqueline Nicole

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