Dr. Jayson Lusk, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University is slated to speak on October 27 at the National Chicken Council’s 67th Annual Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Jayson Lusk is a food and agricultural economist who studies what we eat and why we eat it. Since 2000, he’s published more than 190 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals on a wide assortment of topics ranging from the economics of animal welfare to consumer preferences for genetically modified food. Often listed as one of the most prolific and cited food and agricultural economists of the past two decades in a variety of outlets, Jayson Lusk has won numerous research awards, given hundreds of lectures, and has been interviewed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post,  Fox and Friends, the John Stossel Show, and Wall Street Journal Live, and others.

Lusk has served on the editorial councils of eight academic journals including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Food Policy, and has consulted for various nonprofits, government agencies, and agribusinesses.

He’s further been honored by being elected to and serving on the executive committees of the three largest U.S. agricultural economics associations, including most recently the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, of which he is a past-president and fellow.

In the wake of COVID-19, he has been interviewed by dozens of television, radio, and print journalist seeking information about food system impacts, including mentions in the New York TimesWashington Post, CNN.com, FoxNews.com, Financial TimesLA TimesReutersBloomberg, NPR, Freakonomics, and more.

Visit NCC’s Annual Conference page for complete information on the Annual Conference, including registration, the preliminary schedule of the events, information on the Four Seasons hotel, instructions on how to make hotel reservations, and travel and area restaurant information.

For more information or questions, please contact Polina Burko at [email protected] or (202) 443-4129.

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