Mark L. Waller

About Dr. Waller:

Waller’s applied research and extension emphasis is in the area of price analysis and risk management and market analysis for producers, handlers, processors, and other users of wheat, corn, grain sorghum, rice, soybeans, and their products. Dr. Mark Waller served as the Grain Marketing Specialist from 1988-2005. During that time he served as Co-Director the Master Marketer Program, and Co-Leader the Texas Risk Management Education Program.  He was promoted to Associate Department Head-Extension in 2005, and currently still holds that position.  He also served as Acting Department Head from May 2018-July 2021. He has produced over 600 publications, and made over 1000 presentations to a combined audience of 41,000 participants. Dr. Waller has participated in 97 grants for a total of $6,650,580.  He is a member of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, and the Texas Extension Specialists Association.

Research Interests:
Marketing, Price Analysis, Policy

Selected Publications:

Klose, Steven L., Jackie Smith, Bill Thompson, Mark Waller, Samuel Zapata, Will Keeling, Justin Benavidez, and Pancho Abello.  2020 Texas Agricultural Custom Rates. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University System. July 2020.

Outlaw, Joe, Mark Waller, Mark Welch, Levi Russell, James Richardson, Nicholas Richburg, Larry Falconer, Nathan Smith, Kurt Guidry. “Economics of Aflatoxin Risk Management in Selected Southern States” Selected Poster Presentation at the Applied Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings. Boston, Mass.  July 31-August 2, 2016.

McCorkle, Dean, Xiaoyan Qin, Rudolfo M. Nayga, Jr., Ximing Wu, Mark L. Waller, Stephen Amosson, Jackie G. Smith, Stan J. Bevers, and Mark Welch.  “The Effect of the Master Marketer Program on Participants’ Knowledge, Adoption of Practices, and Relative Price Received.”  The Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  2015.  28:50-69.

Abello F.A., M. A. Palma, M. W. Waller and D. P. Anderson. “Evaluating the Factors Influencing the Number of Visits to Farmers Markets”. Journal of Food Products Marketing Vol. 20, Iss. 1, 2014, pp 17-35.

Welch, Mark, David Anderson, John Robinson, Mark Waller, Stan Bevers, Rob Hogan, Steve Amosson, Dean McCorkle, Jackie Smith, and Emmy Williams.  “Have Concerns over Futures Market Integrity Impacted Producer Price Risk Management Practices?”  Choices 28(4)1-6. Fourth Quarter, 2013. Available online at

McCorkle, D. A., M. L. Waller, S. H. Amosson, S. J. Bevers, and J. G. Smith.  The Economic

 Impact of Intensive Commodity Price Risk Management Education.  Journal of Extension, Vol. 47, No. 2(2009), Article No. 2RIB7.


Curriculum Vitae

PhD (Agricultural Economics), University of Illinois
MS (Agricultural Economics), Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
BS (Plant and Soil Science, Agricultural Education), Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

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