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Harold L. Goodwin Jr.

Harold L. Goodwin Jr.

Professor and Poultry Economist

School of Law


Phone: 479-575-2283

Fax: (479) 575-5306

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HL Goodwin holds the position of Professor and Poultry Economist at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR.  He joined the University Of Arkansas Center Of Excellence for Poultry Science as a faculty member in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness in December, 1997.  Prior to that date he was the Agricultural and Food Systems Policy Advisor to Slovakia (January 1996-December 1999) and a Fulbright Scholar in Czechoslovakia (1991-92).  Goodwin was on faculty of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University from 1982 through 1995 and served as the Associate Director of the Texas Agriculture Market Research Center from 1989 through 1995.  His current research and extension responsibilities are in economic and business issues related to the poultry industry, specifically:  poultry litter management and animal waste systems, grower profitability and grower relations, international trade, food safety linkages and comparative analysis of the industry with other food and non-food industry segments.  Dr. Goodwin's teaching duties are in the area of agribusiness and market structures and marketing management.  He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University in 1982.

Current research efforts include: transport, storage and feasible alternative utilization of poultry litter, economic impacts of poultry regulation on rural areas, food safety regulation on poultry products, SPS trade barriers to poultry and meat exports, grower-integrator contracting issues and economics of production. 

B.S. Agricultural Education, Oklahoma State University, 1975

M.S., PhD Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, 1978, 1982

  • Interactive Broiler Income Spreadsheet - IBIS website  IBIS was developed at the University of Arkansas as an unbiased tool for potential and currentpoultry growers to use as they make decisions regarding the potential for profitability of broiler production. The program allows growers to more accurately estimate revenues and expenses based on their unique farm situation. The IBIS tool will not substitute for competent managerial decisions and financial advice, nor should it be viewed as the absolute predictor of success or failure of an operation. It is merely one of many tools available to assist you in your production 
  • HACCP Roundtable
  • Walton College of Business RFID Center Steering Committee
  • Executive Board of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists
  • Coordinator of the Alternative Energy SAAS opening session and multi-disciplinary track sessions for the 2009 SAAS annual meetings
  • Development of consumer panels and panel assessments for the Heritage turkey research project
  • Cooperation on two USDA-ARS projects regarding pasture renovation and ammonia scrubbers
  • Board of Directors - Illinois River Watershed Partnership