Dr. Rodney Holcomb is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Charles B. Browning Endowed Professor of Food Studies with the Food & Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) at Oklahoma State University. He has been on the faculty at Oklahoma State University since March 1997. His research interests lie in the areas of value-added manufacturing economics and market evaluations. His goals are to identify economically feasible activities and business structures for adding value to regional agricultural commodities, along with determining the impacts of these activities on local and state economies. He is also the instructor of two Agribusiness Management courses, in which students develop business/marketing plans for companies as their class projects.
The primary technical services he provides are food business trainings, industry analyses, market evaluations, and venture feasibility assessments. His programs have received awards from commodity organizations, professional associations, industry groups, academic institutions, and the Oklahoma Governor’s office. He has also received the USDA Plow Honor Award for Exceptional Service, the highest award given by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.