Larry G. Hamm
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Former Chair, Professor EmeritusAEC/AFRE Faculty, 1984 to 2010
Ph.D., 1981. Michigan State University
M.S., 1972. University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., 1969. Pennsylvania State University
- Larry Hamm - Retiring for the Second (but Not Last) Time. April 2010. AFRE Advancing Economics - Transforming Lives
- MSUE Spotlight on Retirees.
Larry Hamm, Professor Emeritus, in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University began his association with the Department in 1975 when he started his professional career as a research economist with the USDA‘s Economic Research Service and an adjunct faculty member. His work included major studies in food retail procurement, fruit and vegetable subsector analyses and economic analyses of the US beef subsector for the Federal Trade Commission and the Packers and Stockyards Administration.
In 1984, Dr. Hamm joined the Department as an Assistant Professor serving as an Extension Specialist with marketing research and teaching assignments in Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE). Dr. Hamm specialized in dairy industry marketing and policy and agricultural cooperatives. His extension work received the highest professional awards of the American Agricultural Economics Association and Michigan State University Extension. He channeled his expertise in industry organizations to the dairy and food processing industries, and continued to provide that service while he served as Department Chairperson from 1992-2002.
After stepping down as chair in 2002, he took on the primary leadership role for the Food Industry Management major in AFREand reinvented himself to become one of the Department’s best undergraduate teachers. He broke new ground by incorporating information technology and social networking into his instructional scholarship, reflecting well on his years as an innovative Extension professional. Throughout his career, Professor Hamm was steadfast in championing the values and mission of the Land Grant University system.
• Implications of digital information on the organization and control of institutions
• Global food system institutional political economics
• Dairy and food system marketing policy
• Evaluation of changing roles for group marketing activities (cooperatives, marketing
orders, generic advertising, etc.) of producers
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- After stepping down as chair in 2002, he took on the primary leadership role for the Food Industry Management major in AFRE and reinvented himself to become one of the Department’s best undergraduate teachers. He broke new ground by incorporating information technology and social networking into his instructional scholarship, reflecting well on his years as an innovative Extension professional.
Publication Listings (with many downloadable)
- View Hamm publications at Google Scholar
- Selected publications, many downloadable
Notable Docs/PresNotable Publications and Presentations (downloadable)
- Issues and Challenges Facing The Federal Orders. 2004. by Larry G. Hamm. Presentation at the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Outlook Forum - 2004.
- Co-ops and the Transformation of Global Dairy Relationships. 2001. By Larry G. Hamm.
- Area of Expertise Teams: The Michigan Approach to Applied Research and Extension. 1999. Larry G. Hamm, et. al. Journal of Extension, Volume 37/Number 3
- An Economic Evaluation of Basic Formula Price (Bfp) Alternatives. 1996. Interim Report AFPC Working Paper 96-5. Larry G. Hamm, et.al. BFP University Study Committee.
- Political Choice and Social Values: The Case Of Bgh. 1988. By William P. Browne and Larry G. Hamm. Policy Studies Journal, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 181–192.
- John Hannah Award for Program Excellence. 1986. Dairy Herd Termination Program: Larry G. Hamm and Sherril B. Nott
- Public Policy Toward Mergers in the Dairy Processing Industry.1976. Mueller, W.F., L.G. Hamm, and H.L. Cook. NC 117 Monograph 3.
- Coordination and Exchange in Agricultural Subsectors. Jan. 1976. Marion, B.W., ed. (pp - 165-169. The Exclusive Agent Cooperative As A Vertical Coordination Mechanism. By James D. Shaffer and Larry M. Hamm). NC 117 Monograph 2.