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The University of Tennessee | Institute of Agriculture

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Dr. David Hughes
Professor and
Greever Chair in Agribusiness Development

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics


University of Tennessee
227B Morgan Hall
2621 Morgan Circle
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4518
(865) 974-7463
(865) 974-9492 FAX


Professional Interest

  • Agribusiness-based economic development
  • Rural entrepreneurship with an emphasis on agribusiness
  • Economic impact analysis primarily for agribusiness-based activities



  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Washington State University
  • Masters, Agricultural Economics, Clemson University
  • B.S., History, Clemson University