Ag economist Eduardo Segarra receives SAEA lifetime achievement award
Eduardo Segarra, a veteran professor, administrator and agricultural economist with Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, is set to receive the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, one of the organization's highest honor.
The award, which recognizes significant and enduring contributions in scholarship or public service to southern agricultural economics, will be presented on Tuesday (Feb. 7) at a special SAEA Lifetime Achievement Awards Breakfast at the Mobile Convention Center Ballroom in Mobile, Alabama. The event is part of the SAEA's 49th Annual Meeting Program.
"Eduardo is most deserving of this recognition and honor," said Steven Fraze, interim dean of Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources. "His career as a case study should be required reading for all young aspiring university educators."
Segarra, who joined the Tech faculty in 1987, served as chairman of the agricultural and applied economics department from 2005 to 2013. He has taught economic principles, price theory, production economics, operations research, international trade, and dynamic optimization. In addition, he has advised and monitored the research program of graduate and undergraduate students, and visiting scholars.
Over the years, the focus of Segarra's research has centered on production and natural resource economics, and domestic and international agriculturally related issues/policies. The thrust of that research effort has been improving farm level decision-making by the consideration of the impacts of emerging technologies, public policy changes, and environmental and resource constraints that are likely to affect agricultural producers and society at large.
Segarra has participated in 65 research projects, and served as principal investigator on 21, co-principal investigator on 28, and obtained 13 travel grants. His total research funding is more than $13.8 million, and he has over 400 refereed/peer reviewed publications and professional presentations to his credit, including 78 refereed journal articles; one co-edited book; four chapters in books; one book review; 89 proceedings papers; 72 abstracts; 110 technical publications and presentations; and 62 other professional presentations.
He received his bachelor's degree in Economics from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, and his master's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His doctorate degree in agricultural economics is from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Segarra is a member of American Agricultural Economics Association; International Association of Agricultural Economists; Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association; Southern Agricultural Economics Association; and the Western Agricultural Economics Association.
Recent awards for Segarra include being honored as Texas Tech Mortar Board's Apple Polishing Award for Teaching (2016); co-recipient of the Texas Environmental Excellence Award in Agriculture from the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation project (2015); and co-recipient of the Water Conservation Advisory Council's Blue Legacy Award in Agriculture for Water Conservation - Ogallala Aquifer Program (2012).
Previous Lifetime Achievement Award winners from Texas Tech include Don Ethridge in 2002. Other individuals honored this year with lifetime achievement awards are Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University, and Larry Falconer with Mississippi State University.
Written by Norman Martin
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