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Ruby Ward

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Applied Economics

Agriculture Tax, Agriculture Entrepreneurship, Community Development

Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Agricultural EconomicsTexas A & M University, 1998
An Analysis of Potential Agricultural Reforms in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
MBATexas A & M University, 1994
BS, Accounting and Agricultural EconomicsUtah State University, 1992
Other, Crop and Soil ScienceRicks College, 1990





Contact Information

Office Hours: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. M W
Go toOffice Location: AGRS 224
DialPhone: 435-797-2323
SendEmail: ruby.ward@usu.edu

Awards

Extension Specialist Award for Innovative Program, 2013

Extension Specialists Association

Outstanding Extension Group Project, 2011

Western Agricultural Economics Association

Outstanding Extension Group Project, 2006

Western Agriculture Association

Overall Specialist Award, 2006

Extension Specialists Association, Utah State University

Innovative Program Award, 2005

Extension Specialists Association, Utah State University

Outstanding Extension Group Project, 2005

Western Agricultural Association

Outstanding Program, 2005

Iota Chapter, Epsilon Sigma Phi

Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2005

College of Business, Utah State University

Tom Slick Fellowship, 1994

Texas A&M University

Lechner Fellowship, 1992

Texas A&M University

Utah Certified Nurseryman, 1991

Agriculture Division Woman of the Year, 1990

Ricks College

Top Graduate, 1990

Crop and Soil Science Department

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • Bailey, D., Ward, R.A, (2016). Economics: Feeding the Forgotten: Agricultural Development for the World's Small-Holder Farmer. The Institute of Self-Reliant Agriculture A Division of Choice Humanitarian

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Fact Sheets

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Curriculum

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Journal Articles

      Academic Journal

    • Forrest, B.W, Coppock, D.D, Bailey, D., Ward, R.A, (2016). Economic Analysis of Land and Livestock Management Interventions to Improve Resilience of a Pastoral Community in Southern Ethiopia. Journal of African Economies, 25:2, 233-266.
    • Curtis, K., Allen, K., Ward, R.A, (2015). Food Consumption, Attitude, and Behavioral Change among CSA Members: A Northern Utah Case Study. Journal of Food Distribution Research, 42:2, 3-16.
    • Curtis, K., Yeager, I., Black, B.L, Drost, D.T, Ward, R.A, (2014). Market and Pricing Potential for Extended Season Produce Sales. Journal of Food Distribution Research, 45:2
    • Ward, R.A, Teegerstrom, T., Hiller, J., (2013). IRS Tax Rules and Native American Producers: One Size Does Not Fit All. Choices the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association's Outlets for Policy and Management, 28:2, 1-6.
    • Curtis, K., Ward, R.A, Allen, K., Slocum, S., (2013). Impacts of Community Supported Agriculture Program Participation on Consumer Food Purchases and Dietary Choice. Journal of Food Distribution Research, 44:1, 42-51.
    • Hunter, B., Drost, D.T, Black, B.L, Ward, R.A, (2012). Improving growth and productivity of early-season high tunnel tomatoes with targeted temperture additions. HortScience, 47:5, 733-740.
    • Ward, R.A, Wysocki, A., Woods, T., (2011). Agribusiness Extension: The Past, Present, and Future?. International Food and Agribusiness Managment Review, 14:5, 125-140.
    • Ward, R.A, Drost, D.T, Whyte, A., (2011). Assessing Profitability of Selected Specialty Crops Grown in High Tunnels. The Journal of Agribusiness, 29:spring 2011, 41-58.
    • Ward, R.A, Whyte, A., James, R., (2010). A Tale of Two Bees: Looking at Pollination Fees for Almonds and Sweet Cherries. American Entomologist, 56, 170-177.
    • Ward, R., Bailey, D., Jensen, R., (2005). An American BSE Crisis: Has it Affected the Value of Traceability and Country-of-Origin Certifications for US and Canadian Beef?. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 8:2
    • Ward, R.A, (2005). An American BSE Crisis: Has it Affected the Value of Traceability and Country-of-origin Certifications for US and Canadian Beef?. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Issue 2, 82
    • Ward, R.A, (2005). The Potential Impacts of a Proposed Ban on the Sale of US Horses for Slaughter and Human Consumption. Journal of Agribusiness, Spring, 23
    • North, M., Bailey, D., Ward, R.A, (2005). The Potential Impact of a Proposed Ban on the Sale of U.S. Horses for Slaughter and Human Consumption. Journal of Agribusiness
    • Heflebower, R., Cerny-Koenig, T., Waters, M., Ward, R.A, (2005). Water-Wise Plant Recognition Program. Journal of Extension
    • Ward, R.A, (2004). If You Can't Trust the Farmer, Who Can You Trust? The Effect of Certification Types on Purchases of Organic Produce. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 1 2004, 7
    • Ward, R.A, (2003). Consumer Preferences for Public and Private Sector Certifications for Beef Products in the United States and the United Kingdom. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 3 2003, 6
    • Ward, R.A, (2000). Strategic Realignment in the Texas Prison System. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, April 2000, 32, 145-58.
    • Professional Journal

    • Erickson, J., Bailey, D., Ward, R.A, Allen, K., (2013). Analysis of the Sustainability of Selected Targeted NGO Interventions for a Representative Small-Scale Farm Family in Eucador. Journal of Reviews on Global Economics, 2:2013, 291-306.
    • Kratsch, H., Ward, R.A, Shao, M., Rupp, L.A, (2010). Educational Needs and Perspectives on the Future of the Green Industry in Utah. HortTechnology20, 740-750.

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    Publications - Literary Journal

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      Publications - MultiMedia

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        Publications - Technical Reports

          Research Reports

        • Ward, R.A, Salisbury, K., (2016). The Economic Contribution of Agriculture to the Economy of Utah in 2014. Economic Research Institute Report *
        • Ward, R.A, Salisbury, K., (2016). The Economic Impact of Utah State University Sponsored Research Programs on the Utah Economy in Fiscal Year 2015. Economic Research Institute Report *
        • Ward, R.A, Salisbury, K., (2015). Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Utah: 2014 Economic Impact Report. Economic Research Institute Report *
        • Perry, L., Quinonez, J., Salisbury, K., Ward, R.A, (2015). Potential Economic Impacts for Wayne County ASAP Development Priorities. Economic Research Institute Report *
        • Ward, R.A, Grullon, A., Walker, L., (2014). The Economic Impact of Utah State University Sponsored Research Programs on the Utah Economy in Fiscal Year 2013. Economic Research Institute Report *
        • Ward, R.A, Slocum, S., (2013). An Exploration of the Economic Contribution of Direct Farm Marketing to the Economy of Utah: 2012. Economic Research Institute Report *
        • Ward, R.A, Jakus, P.M, Couliably, L., (2013). The Economic Contribution of Agriculture to the Economy of Utah in 2011. Center for Society, Economy and the Environment Research Report
        • Ward, R.A, Jakus, P.M, Slocum, S., Coulibaly, L., Walker, L., (2013). The Economic Impact of Utah State University Sponsored Research Programs on the Utah Economy in Fiscal Year 2012. Economic Research Institute Report *
        • Ward, R.A, Kim, M., Jakus, P.M, Feuz, D., (2011). An Economic Analysis of Time Control Grazing in Three Creeks, Rich County, Utah. *
        • Ward, R.A, Jakus, P.M, Whyte, A., Walker, L., (2011). The Economic Impact of Utah State University Sponsored Research Programs on the Utah Economy. Economic Research Institute *
        • Ward, R.A, Jakus, P.M, Feuz, D., (2010). The Economic Impact of Agriculture on the State of Utah. Economic Research Institute *
        • Ward, R.A, (2004). How an American BSE Crisis Has Affected the Value of Traceability and Country of Origin Certifications in the US Beef Industry. ERI Study Paper, April *
        • Ward, R.A, (2003). Importance of Various Roles and Evaluation Methods of Extension Economists as Viewed by Extension Administrators, Department Heads, and Specialists. ERI Study Paper, September 2003 *
        • Ward, R.A, (2003). Enterprise Budget: Costs & Returns per Acre From Growing Tomatoes--2003, 2002. Utah Agricultural Statistics *
        • Ward, R.A, (2002). If you can't trust the farmer, who can you trust? The effect of certification types on purchases of organic produce. Utah State University, Logan, UT *
        • Ward, R.A, (2001). The effects of certification on willingness to pay for organic produce. Utah State University *
        • Other Reports

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Translations & Transcripts

          Publications - Other

            Bulletins

          • Bailey, D., Ward, R.A, Forrest, B.W, Coppock, D.D, (2014). Can Bush-Clearing, Deferred Grazing, or Camels Help Mitigate Climate-Change Effects for Borana Pastoralists? An Economic Analysis of Potential Interventions.
          • Bailey, D., Ward, R.A, (2008). Niche Market Pricing and Strategies for Maintaining Price Premiums: Niche Markets: Assessment and Strategy Development for Agriculture. Western Extension Marketing Committee
          • Magazine/Trade Publication

          • Ward, R.A, (2013). Looking Ahead At Federal Taxes. Idaho Growers and Shippers Associations Annual 2013 Yearbook *
          • Ward, R.A, (2013). How Taxes Affect You. Sugar Producer *
          • Other

          • Ward, R.A, Teegerstrom, T., (2015). My Fi Assist. *
          • Hunter, B., Ward, R.A, Drost, D.T, (2011). High Tunnel Early Tomato Budget. Utah State University Extension
          • Ward, R.A, (2008). Survey of the Green Industry in Utah: A Tool for Focusing Cooperative Extension Programs. Economic Research Institute *
          • Ward, R.A, (2005). Agricultural Industry Profile for Cache County Utah. Cache County Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting. Logan, Utah *
          • Ward, R.A, (2005). Tax Issues Affecting Farmers and Ranchers 2005. Utah State University in Touch (published as a special insert to the Farm Bureau News) *
          • Ward, R.A, (2005). Water-wise Plant Recognition Program. Journal of Extension, February 2005 *
          • Ward, R.A, (2004). Costs of installing a Pot-in-Pot Production System for Native Plants-2003. Utah Agricultural Statistics *
          • Ward, R.A, (2004). Gallon Native Perennials using a Pot-in-Pot Production System-2003. Utah Agricultural Statistics *
          • Ward, R.A, (2004). Growing 3 Gallon Native Plants Using a Pot-in-Pot Production System-2003. Utah Agricultural Statistics *
          • Ward, R.A, (2004). Tax Laws and Implications for Cashflows and Financing. Farm Bureau Newsletter *
          • Ward, R.A, (2004). BSE Information for Consumers. USU Extension Committee on BSE *
          • Ward, R.A, (2003). Uncle Sam Says Purchase a New Tractor. Farm Bureau Newsletter *
          • Ward, R.A, (2003). Evaluating Beverage Choices. Consumer Decision Making Contest, Utah 4-H Contests. Utah State University Extension, Logan, Utah *
          • Ward, R.A, (2003). Harwood Farm's Sweet Corn. Western Profiles of Innovative Agricultural Marketing, Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1325 *
          • Ward, R.A, (2003). Moose Droppings for Sale at Southridge's Farm. Western Extension Marketing Committee Fact Sheet. WEMC FS#8-04 *
          • Ward, R.A, (2003). Price insurance program for feeder cattle soon to be available in Utah. Utah Beef Quarterly *
          • Ward, R.A, (2003). Why should I choose your garden center? Or, why stop at your shop?. Trunkline. Utah Nursery and Landscape Association *
          • Ward, R.A, (2003). Price Insurance Program for Feeder Cattle Soon to be Available in Utah. Utah Beef Quarterly and Utah State University Extension *
          • Ward, R.A, (2003). Lighting Costs: Incandescent vs. Fluorescent Lighting in Brooder. Research Project. Utah State University Extension. AG/Poultry/Economics *
          • Ward, R.A, (2003). The 2003 Outlook for Vegetables, Fruit, and the Green Industry. Farm Bureau Newsletter *
          • Ward, R.A, (2003). New Depreciation Rules for 2003. Utah State University Extension Econ/tax *
          • Ward, R.A, (2003). Why Should I Choose Your Garden Center? Or, Why Stop at Your Shop?. Trunkline. Utah Nursery and Landscape Association *
          • Ward, R.A, (2002). 'Enterprise Budget: Costs & Returns Per Acre From Growing Tomatoes-2003.'. Utah Agricultural Statistics *
          • Ward, R.A, (2002). 'Outlook for Forages and Feed Grains.'. Utah Farm Bureau Magazine *
          • Ward, R.A, (2000). 'Harward Farms: A Case Study in Direct Marketing.'. Department of Economics, Utah State University, Logan, Utah *
          • Ward, R.A, (2000). 'Southridge Farms: A Case Study in Direct Marketing.'. Department of Economics, Utah State Univeristy, Logan, Utah *
          • Ward, R.A, (2000). 'Enterprise Budgets: Hen Turkeys, 7500 Poults.'. Utah Ag. Statistics. *
          • Ward, R.A, (1998). 'An Analysis of the N.C. Department of Corrections' Farming Operations (Phase II).'. The Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services *
          • Ward, R.A, (1998). 'An Analysis of the N. C. Department of Corrections' Farming Operations (Phase I).'. The Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services. Pub # R-247; Series #98-097-01 *
          • Ward, R.A, (1998). 'The 1997 IrrigationSuspension Program for the Edwards Aquifer: Evaluation and Alternative.'. Texas Water Resource Institute, Technical Report No. 178, Texas A&M University *
          • Ward, R.A, (1996). 'Progress Report-Texas Department of Criminal Justice Linear Programming Project.'. Unpublished confidential report, Texas A&M University, Department of Economics, College Station *
          • Ward, R.A, (1996). 'Progress Report-Texas Department of Criminal Justice Linear Programming Project.'. Unpublished confidential report, Texas A&M University, Department of Economics, College Station *
          • Ward, R.A, (1996). 'Progress Report- Texas Department of Criminal Justice Linear Programming Project.'. Unpublished confidential report, Texas A&M University, Department of Economics, College Station *
          • Ward, R.A, (1992). 'Feasibilty of a Sheep Dairy in Utah.'. North American Sheep Dairy Association Conference Symposium. *
          • Ward, R.A, (1992). 'Feasibilty of a Sheep Dairy in Utah.'. Utah Department of Agriculture *
          • Ward, R.A, (1992). 'Farm Flock Sheep Budget.'. Utah Ag. Statistics, Utah Department of Agriculture *

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Scheduled Teaching

          APEC 5015 - Firm Management, Planning, and Optimization, Fall 2016

          APEC 5020 - Strategic Firm Management, Spring 2016

          APEC 6710 - Community Planning and Impact Analysis, Fall 2015

          APEC 5015 - Firm Management, Planning, and Optimization, Fall 2015

          APEC 5015 - Firm Management, Planning, and Optimization, Fall 2014

          APEC 6710 - Community Planning and Impact Analysis, Fall 2013

          APEC 6710 - Community Planning and Impact Analysis, Fall 2013

          APEC 5015 - Firm Management, Planning, and Optimization, Fall 2013

          APEC 6710 - Community Planning and Impact Analysis, Fall 2012

          APEC 5015 - Firm Management, Planning, and Optimization, Fall 2012

          APEC 6710 - Community Planning and Impact Analysis, Fall 2011

          APEC 5015 - Firm Management, Planning, and Optimization, Fall 2011

          APEC 5015 - online Firm Management Planning and Optimiztion , Fall 2011

          APEC 6710 - COMM PLAN ANALYSIS, Fall 2010

          APEC 6710 - Community Planning and Impact Analysis, Fall 2010

          APEC 5015 - Firm Management, Planning, and Optimization, Fall 2010

          APEC 5015 - FIRM MGMT PLANNING AND OPT, Fall 2010

          APEC 5020 - AGRIBUS/COOP/MGMT (CI), Spring 2010

          APEC 6710 - COMM PLAN ANALYSIS, Fall 2009

          APEC 5015 - FIRM MGMT PLANNING AND OPT, Fall 2009

          ECON 5350 - AGRIBUS/COOP/MGMT (CI), Spring 2009

          ECON 4030 - AGRIBUSINESS FINANCE (CI), Fall 2008

          ECON 6710 - COMM PLAN ANALYSIS, Fall 2008

          ECON 4030 - AGRIBUSINESS FINANCE (CI), Fall 2006

          ECON 6710 - COMM PLAN ANALYSIS, Fall 2006

          ECON 4030 - LABORATORY, Fall 2006

          BA 3400 - , Spring 2006

          ECON 4030 - , Fall 2005

          ECON 6710 - , Fall 2005

          ECON 6300 - , Spring 2005

          ECON 4030 - , Fall 2004

          ECON 6300 - , Spring 2004

          ECON 4030 - , Fall 2003

          ECON 6300 - , Spring 2003

          ECON 4030 - , Fall 2002

          ECON 6300 - , Spring 2002

          ECON 4030 - , Fall 2001

          ECON 6300 - , Spring 2001


          Extension

          Civil Rights-General Plan, 2011 - Ongoing
          Rural Tax Education, 2010 - 2016
          Community or Economic Development, 2007 - 2016
          Entrepreneurship, 2007 - 2016

          Graduate Students Mentored

          Robert Jensen, Economics and Finance - June 2006
          Sean Bartschi, Economics and Finance - June 2005
          Chad J. Pocock, Economics and Finance - June 2004