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Roderick Rejesus


Extension Specialist

Nelson Hall 4340

Roderick “Rod” M. Rejesus is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Rejesus has an active research and extension program that focuses on applied production economics, with special emphasis on agricultural policies related to risk management (e.g., crop insurance and other safety-net policies for farmers) and economic impact assessment of agricultural technologies. His applied research program in crop insurance covers both compliance issues (i.e., fraud prevention) and topics related to premium rate-setting. He also has extensive experience evaluating economic impacts of various agricultural technologies, policies, and programs (in the US and other countries).

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  • ARE 303: Farm Management (Fall Semesters)


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Top Publications

Greater sensitivity to drought accompanies maize yield increase in the US Midwest

Factors affecting farmers’ utilization of agricultural risk management tools: the case of crop insurance, forward contracting, and spreading sales

Adoption and economics of alternate wetting and drying water management for irrigated lowland rice

Economic and environmental evaluation of alternative pollution-reducing nitrogen management practices in central Illinois


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PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001)