Joe Outlaw

Dr. Joe Outlaw is a Regents Fellow, Professor and Extension Economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University.  He also serves as the Co-Director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University.  In this role, Dr. Outlaw frequently interacts with members of Congress and key agricultural committee staff to provide feedback on the likely consequences of agricultural policy changes.  His extension education and applied research activities are focused on assessing the impacts of farm programs, risk management tools, renewable energy, and climate change legislation on U.S. agricultural operations.
Dr. Outlaw has received numerous awards in excellence for his policy education.  In 2015 he received the National Excellence in Extension award from the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA for excellence in leadership, scholarship and innovative programming.Dr. Outlaw is originally from Devine, Texas.  He received his B.S (1987), M.S. (1988), and Ph.D. (1992) degrees from Texas A&M University, all in agricultural economics.

Research Interests:
Crop Production Economics, Policy

Selected Publications:
Richardson, James W., Joe L. Outlaw, George M. Knapek, J. Marc Raulston, Brian K. Herbst, David P. Anderson, Henry L. Bryant, Steven L. Klose, and Peter Zimmel. “Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the January 2010 FAPRI/AFPC Baseline.” Texas AgriLife Research, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Food Policy Center Working Paper 10‑1, March 2010.

Richardson, James W., Joe L. Outlaw, George M. Knapek, J. Marc Raulston, Brian K. Herbst, David P. Anderson, and Steven L. Klose. “Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the January 2010 FAPRI/AFPC Baseline.” Texas AgriLife Research, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Food Policy Center Briefing Paper 10‑1, March 2010.

Bankhead, L. M., J. L. Outlaw, and D. P. Ernstes. “A Historical Look at Texas CRP Participation.” Texas AgriLife Research, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Food Policy Center Research Paper 10‑1, April 2010.

Outlaw, J. L., J. W. Richardson, C. P. Rosson, D. A. Klinefelter, D. P. Anderson, and R. D. Knutson. “Policy Tools for US Agriculture – 4th Edition.” Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Department of Agricultural Economics, College Station, Texas, 2008.

Education

Co-Director of the Agriculture Food Policy Center (AFPC)
PhD (Agricultural Economics), Texas A&M University
MS (Agricultural Economics), Texas A&M University
BS (Agricultural Economics), Texas A&M University

Awards and Honors
  • Texas A&M University Board of Regents, 2016 – Regents Service Fellow
  • American Agricultural Economics Association, 2016 – Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award
  • American Agricultural Economics Association, 2016 – Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award – Group
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2016 – Outstanding Extension Program Award Team
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2016 – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Texas AgriLife Extension Service Superior Service Unit Award, 2016 (Agricultural Economics Extension Farm Bill Education Team)
  • National Excellence in Extension Award, 2015 – The Extension Committee on Organization and Policy and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA
  • Southern Region Excellence in Extension Award, 2015 –The Association of Southern Region Extension Directors
  • Texas Commodity Symposium, 2014 – Distinguished Service Award for service to the Texas Corn Producers, Plains Cotton Growers, Texas Sorghum Producers, and Texas Wheat Producers
  • Texas Independent Ginners Association, 2013 – Distinguished Service Award for service to the Texas Cotton Ginning Industry
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2011 – Outstanding Teaching of a Course Award
  • The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2010 – Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Group
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2010 – Team Award
  • The Gold Quill Award, The Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), 2009
  • Superior Service Specialist Award, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 2008
  • Superior Service Team Award, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 2008
  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education, and Professional Development, Association of Former Students University Level Awards, 2008
  • Outstanding Extension Program Award, Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2008
  • Superior Service Unit Award, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 2007
  • President’s Award, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2007
  • Outstanding Public Issues Education Program Award, National Public Policy Education Committee, 2003
  • Distinguished Extension Program Group Award, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2003
  • Administrator’s Award, Farm Service Agency, USDA, 2003 (Base and Yield Analyzer)
  • Administrator’s Award, Farm Service Agency, USDA, 2003 (FSA/USDA farm bill education seminars)
  • Distinguished Extension Program Award, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2003
  • Deputy Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for an Extension Team in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2003
  • Outstanding Public Issues Education Program Award, National Public Policy Education Committee, 2002
  • Director’s Award for Innovative Application of Information Technology in Extension Education, Texas Cooperative Extension, 2002
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Honorary Extension Fraternity State Early Career Award, 2002
  • American Agricultural Economics Association Distinguished Policy Contribution Award, 1996-97
  • Deputy Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Graduate Student Research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1993
  • Deputy Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Team Research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1993
Address
2124 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-2124
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