This book has provided a readable comprehensive and balanced treatment of food marketing systems since its introduction in 1955. It covers all phases of food marketing, from farmers and farm supply industries to food distribution and consumer interests. MERKET: For the grower, distributer, and consumer of agricultural products.
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Introductory text written for students beginning their study of the food marketing system. No economics pre-req.About the Author:
Richard Kohls, a pioneer in agricultural marketing, is Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. Born in 1921 in Kentland, Indiana, he received his degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri and Purdue. He wrote the first edition of this pathbreaking book in 1955, when interest in agricultural marketing was beginning to increase. After teaching agricultural marketing for several years and conducting research and extension programs in the area, he served as Dean of Agriculture at Purdue from 1968 to 1980. Professor Kohls was awarded the American Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Teacher Award in 1966.
Joe Uhl has been a professor of food marketing at Purdue University since 1966. He was born in Lima, Ohio in 1939. He teaches agricultural and food marketing classes, including the class that uses this text. He also counsels students and does research in food marketing. He served on the staff of the National Commission of Food Marketing in 1966, and he has lectured widely in Eastern Europe. He began collaborating with R. L. Kohls on this book in 1980. Professor Uhl has won both student counseling and teaching awards, the most recent for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching from the American Agricultural Economics Association in 1989.
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