Professor & Extension Specialist
David Anderson is a professor and extension economist with the Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. His research focuses on livestock and food products marketing, specifically the impact of alternative farm programs on the livestock, dairy and crop sectors of agriculture. Anderson has authored or co-authored more than 800 journal articles, publications, symposiums, presented papers, popular press, and other articles. He is a sought-after speaker, with more than 700 presentations at extension programs and other professional meetings on his CV. He has chaired or co-chaired 21 graduate students’ research committees and been a member of 56 other graduate student committees. For the past 18 years he has taught Agricultural Economics 614, Ag Policy. Recent extension programs have focused on livestock market outlook and farm programs. Prior to returning to Texas A&M in 1996, he was a livestock economist at the Livestock Marketing Information Center for two years. He has received awards for Professional Excellence from the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Outstanding Extension Program Award from the Western and Southern Agricultural Economics Associations, and the Texas A&M Deputy Chancellor’s Distinguished Performance Team Award for Research and Extension. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M, all in agricultural economics.