Associate Professor & Agribusiness Management Director
Ph.D., North Carolina State Univ.
M.E., North Carolina State Univ.
B.S., University of California, Davis
Fixed-term associate professor Laura Cheney joined the faculty in 1995 as a Livestock Industry Economist. In 2004, she decided to focus her energies on undergraduate teaching and became the Director of the Undergraduate Agribusiness Management Program with responsibilities in teaching and administration. She teaches the ABM/FIM 100 introductory course on the agri-food system and has also taught the ABM/FIM 422 course on coordination in the agri-food system.
A native of Southern California, Laura grew up in Orange County, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Today, she has firm roots in Michigan thanks to her husband, who is a fifth generation Michigan farmer, and three children.
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