University Distinguished Professor to give Faculty Lectureship at NDSU

(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakota State University has selected it's next Professor to give their Faculty Lectureship.

William Wilson, University Distinguished Professor of agribusiness and applied economics and CHS Endowed Chair in Risk Management and trading, has been selected for the prestigious Faculty Lectureship at NDSU.

Wilson’s lecture will examine the evolution of world trade in commodities during the past three decades, and elaborate on factors that may impact future competition. He will intertwine novel research in trade, technology development and logistics.

Wilson, who teaches courses in commodity marketing and risk and strategy, is an internationally respected expert in his field. He regularly advises major agribusiness firms, railroads and food companies, with clients and projects around the world, and has served on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange board, Federal Grain Inspection Service Advisory Board and is a board member of several regional ag technology and venture capital firms including Amity, BUSHEL and NCH Capital. He also created the NDSU Commodity Trading Room, a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility.

Recognized as one of the top 10 agricultural economists of 1995, Wilson more recently was named among the best one percent of agricultural economists by Research Papers in Economics. In 2017, he was awarded the American Agricultural Economics Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

He has written 137 refereed journal articles, two books and 20 book chapters on agricultural technology and commercialization, procurement, transportation and logistics and international marketing and competition, and has presented more than 750 times to local, regional, national and international audiences. He has received the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources Dahl Research Award and the Outstanding Journal Article Award from the Western Agricultural Economics Association.

He served as campaign ambassador for the NDSU Foundation, lead of the Wheat Improvement Technology Team for the experiment station and member of the program committee for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute.

Wilson earned his bachelor’s degree at NDSU and his doctorate in agricultural economics from the University of Manitoba.

Wilson is scheduled to present “Challenges and opportunities in global agricultural trade and competition” Tuesday, April 27th, at 7 p.m. via Zoom.