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Michael Thomsen

Michael Thomsen

Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator

Director Experiment Station

(AEAB)-Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Phone: 479-575-3932

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Mike Thomsen grew up on a small farm in the Intermountain West. Dr. Thomsen holds a BS in business and agricultural economics and an MS degree in agricultural economics, both from Utah State University. He completed his PhD at the University of Minnesota in agricultural and applied economics with a minor in business administration. 

Dr. Thomsen joined the University of Arkansas in 1998 and presently serves as the department’s undergraduate coordinator. He teaches a junior-level course on food and agricultural marketing and an MS-level course on agribusiness strategy.  Dr. Thomsen advises undergraduate and graduate students and involves them in his research program.  Several of his undergraduate students are published in Discovery: The Student Journal of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural Food and Life Sciences

Dr. Thomsen’s research program emphasizes linkages between the food marketing system and human health.  Topic areas include the effect of the commercial food environment on childhood obesity, the economics of food safety, and the economics of producing and marketing horticultural food crops with high potential health benefits.

Dr. Thomsen’s research program emphasizes linkages between the food marketing system and human health.  Topic areas include the effect of the commercial food environment on childhood obesity, the economics of food safety, and the economics of producing and marketing horticultural food crops with high potential health benefits

AGEC 3303 Food and Agricultural Marketing 

AGEC 5413 Agribusiness Strategy 

AGEC 502(1) Applied Market Analysis

AGEC 502(1) Special Topics: Demand Theory

BS in Business and Agricultural Economics, Utah State University

MS degree in Agricultural Economics, Utah State University

PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics with a minor in Business Administration, University of Minnesota