Matthew Gammans joined the MSU AFRE faculty in 2020 as an Assistant Professor and Extension Economist and is appointed in the tenure system. A native Michigander, Matthew earned an engineering degree from Michigan State University prior to beginning his doctoral work in agricultural economics at the University of California, Davis. His research seeks to measure and understand the decisions of agricultural producers. In particular, his dissertation studied how climate and weather risk affect crop yields and acreage decisions. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, as well as extension/outreach publications.