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Burton C. English

Dr. Burton C. English is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  He has 34 years of experience researching the adoption of new technologies, the impact of Agricultural Policies and its impact on sustainability issues, producers and consumers. He has conducted a multitude of studies on economic feasibility and the impact new technology will have on rural America.  He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University in 1981.  He has taught a number of courses including Agricultural and Trade Policy, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Finance, Research Methods, Economics of Renewable Energy, Mathematical Programming, Agribusiness Operations Research, Advanced Quantitative Methods and Agricultural Supply Analysis, and Managerial Economics for Agribusiness. He has been a PI or senior project researcher on over $7 million in grant and contract funding with 4.5 of that occurring in the past 10 years. Funding has come from a variety of agencies, such as USDA, DOE, EPA, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Tennessee Valley Authority, 25 x 25, The Energy Foundation, and others. He is an author or co-author on over 350 publications and presentations, 18 book chapters and 7 books.  He has received numerous awards such as the USDA’s Certificate of Appreciation, 1989; UTK Chancellor Award for Research, 1994; Neal and Trice Peacock Teaching/Learning Merit Certificate, April 1992 and 2000; Dutch and Marilee Cavendar Award for Best Research Publication, July 2000; Delta Sigma Delta Research Award, Fall 2008; and UT AgResearch Research Impact Award, 2010. 

He is a co-founder of AIM-AG, the Agri-Industry Modeling & Analysis Group at the University of Tennessee and BE AG, The Bio-Based Energy Analysis Group at the University of Tennessee. AIM-AG evaluates economic impacts from changes to the food or fiber sector, for example resulting from policy changes, using economic input/output analysis.   The group also conducts economic feasibility analysis for a variety of project types.  BE AG evaluates the impacts of new bio-based Industries on rural and economic development, economic and environmental impacts of growing, harvesting, storing, and delivering feedstock to a biorefinery, the impacts of business structure on economic feasibility along with impacts on soil chemistry resulting from increasing feedstock demand.  Most of his research is conducted using economic analysis through a systems approach.

On the personal side, Burt enjoys reading science fiction and westerns, going to the beach with family, and volunteering at the church.  He has four children and two grandchildren.

Current Position
Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee

Education
Ph. D., Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University, 1981
MS., Agricultural Economics and Business, New Mexico State University
BS, Forestry, Iowa State University

Awards and Other Professional Activities
USDA’s Certificate of Appreciation, 1989;
UTK Chancellor Award for Research, 1994;
Neal and Trice Peacock Teaching/Learning Merit Certificate, April 1992;
Neal and Trice Peacock Teaching/Learning Merit Certificate, April 2000;
Dutch and Marilee Cavendar Award for Best Research Publication, July 2000;
Delta Sigma Delta Research Award, Fall 2008; and
UT AgResearch Research Impact Award, 2010.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles (75)

  • Mooney, D.F., J. A. Larson, B. C. English, and D. D. Tyler, 2012. Effect of Dry Matter Loss on Profitability of Outdoor Storage of Switchgrass, Biomass and Bioenergy 44(2012):33-41
  • Qualls, D.J., K. L. Jensen, C. D. Clark, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, and S. T. Yen., 2012. Analysis of Factors Affecting Willingness to Produce Switchgrass in the Southeastern United States, Biomass and Bioenergy 39(2012): 159-167
  • Toliver, D.J., J. A. Larson, R. K. Roberts, B. C. English, D. G. De La Torre Ugarte, and T.O. West, 2012. Effects of No-Till on Yields as Influenced by Crop and Environmental Factors, Agronomy Journal 104: 530-541
  • Jenkins, A., M. Velandia, D. M. Lambert, R. K. Roberts, J. A. Larson, B. C. English, and S.W. Martin, 2011, Factors Influencing the Selection of Precision Farming Information Sources by Cotton Producers, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 40, 2: 1-14
  • Jensen, K. L., C. D. Clark, B. C. English, and R. J. Menard, 2011. Preferences for Marketing Arrangements by Potential Switchgrass Growers, Journal of Cooperatives, 25: 16-43
  • Paxton, K.W., A.K. Mishra, S. Chintawar, R. K. Roberts, J. A. Larson, B. C. English, D. M. Lambert, M.C. Marra, S.L. Larkin, J.M. Reeves, and S.W. Martin, 2011. Intensity of Precision Agriculture Technology Adoption by Cotton Producers, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 40:133-144
  • He, R., D. G. De La Torre Ugarte, K. L. Jensen, B. C. English, and Willis, K.J..  2010.  Estimating Agricultural Impacts of Expanded Ethanol Production: Policy Implications for Water Demand and Quality.  Biomass and Bioenergy. Volume 34, Issue 11, November 2010, 1586-1596.
  • Jensen, K. L., C. D. Clark, B. C. English, R. J. Menard, Skahan, D.K., and Marra, A.C..  2010.  Willingness to Pay for E85 From Corn, Switchgrass, and Wood Residues.  Energy Economics. Volume 32, November 2010, 1253-1262.
  • Jensen, K. L., R. K. Roberts, E. F. Bazen, R. J. Menard, and B. C. English.  2010.  Farmer Willingness to Supply Poultry Litter for Energy Conversion and to Invest in an Energy Conversion Cooperative.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 42(1):105-119.
  • Larson, J. A., B. C. English, D. G. De La Torre Ugarte, R. J. Menard, C. M. Hellwinckel, and T. O. West.  2010.  Economic and Environmental Impacts of the Corn Grain Ethanol Industry on the United States Agricultural Sector.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 65(5): 267-279.
  • Larson, J. A., T. Yu, B. C. English, D.F. Mooney, and C. Wang.  2010.  Cost evaluation of alternative switchgrass producing, harvesting, storing, and transporting systems and their logistics in the Southeastern USA.  Agricultural Finance Review 70(2): 184 - 200.
  • Marra, M.C., R.M. Rejesus,, R. K. Roberts, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, D.L. Larkin, and S.W. Martin.  2010.  Estimating the Demand and Willingness-to-pay for Cotton Yield Monitors.  Precision Agriculture 11(3):215-238.
  • Velandia, M., D. M. Lambert, A. Jenkins, R. K. Roberts, J. A. Larson, B. C. English, and S.W. Martin.  2010.  Precision Farming Information Sources Used by Cotton Farmers and Implications for Extension.  Journal of Extension 48(5):Unpaginated.
  • Walton, J.C., J. A. Larson, R. K. Roberts, D. M. Lambert, B. C. English, S.L. Larkin, M.C. Marra, S.W. Martin, K.W. Paxton, and J.M. Reeves.  2010.  Factors Influencing Farmer Adoption of Portable Computers for Site-Specific Management: A Case Study for Cotton Production.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 42(2):193-209.
  • Walton, J.C., R. K. Roberts, D. M. Lambert, J. A. Larson, B. C. English, S.L. Larkin, S.W. Martin, M.C. Marra, K.W. Paxton, and J.M. Reeves.  2010.  Grid Soil Sampling Adoption and Abandonment in Cotton Production.  Precision Agriculture 11(2):135-147.
  • He, R., X. P. Ye, B. C. English, and J.A. Satrio.  2009.  Influence of Pyrolysis Conditions on Switchgrass Bio-oil Yield and Physicochemical Properties.  Bioresource Technology, 100(21), 5305-5311.
  • He, R., X. P. Ye, F. M. Harte, and B. C. English.  2009.  Effects of high-pressure homogenization on physicochemical properties and storage stability of switchgrass bio-oil.  Fuel Processing Technology, 90(3), 415-421.
  • Jensen, K. L., B. C. English, and R. J. Menard.  2009.  Livestock Farmers’ Use of Animal or Herd Health Information Sources.  Journal of Extension.
  • Jensen, K. L., B. C. English, R. J. Menard, and R. W. Holland.  2009.  Livestock Producers’ Views on Accessing Food-Animal Veterinary Services: Implications for Student Recruitment, Training, and Practice Management.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.
  • Marra, M.C., R.M. Rejesus,, R. K. Roberts, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, D.L. Larkin, and S.W. Martin.  2009.  Estimating the demand and willingness-to-pay for cotton yield monitors.  Precision Agriculture. DOI 10.1007/s11119-00909127-z.
  • Mooney, D.F., J. A. Larson, R. K. Roberts, and B. C. English.  2009.  When Does Variable Rate Technology for Agricultural Sprayers Pay? A Case Study for Cotton Production in Tennessee.  Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. 72(1):177-187.
  • Mooney, D.F., R. K. Roberts, B. C. English, D. D. Tyler, and J. A. Larson.  2009.  Yield and Breakeven Price of 'Alamo' Switchgrass for Biofuels in Tennessee.  Agronomy Journal 101(5):1234-1242.
  • Roberts, D. C., C. D. Clark, B. C. English, W. M. Park, and R. K. Roberts.  2009.  Estimating Annualized Riparian Buffer Costs for the Harpeth River Watershed.  Review of Agricultural Economics 31(4): 894-913.
  • Stewart, L., D. M. Lambert, M. D. Wilcox, Jr., and B. C. English.  2009.  Tennessee Agriculture and Forestry Industry Clusters and Economic Performance, 2000 – 2006.  Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics, 34(1): 172 - 195.
  • Walton, J.C., R. K. Roberts, D. M. Lambert, J. A. Larson, B. C. English, S.L. Larkin, S.W. Martin,, and M.C. Marra, K.W. Paxton, J.M. Reeves.  2009.  Grid Soil Sampling Adoption and Abandonment in Cotton Production.  Precision Agriculture. Available on-line, DOI: 10.1007/s11119-009-9144-y.
  • David C. Roberts, Christopher D. Clark, William M. Park, Burton C. English, A Spatial Assessment of Possible Water Quality Trading Markets in Tennessee, Review of Agricultural Economics, Volume 30, Issue 4: p 711-728. also Published Online: Dec 3 2008 3:34PM
  • Banerjee, S., S.W. Martin, R.K. Roberts, S.L. Larkin, J.A. Larson, K.W. Paxton, B.C. English, M.C. Marra, and J.M. Reeves. “A Binary Logit Estimation of Factors Affecting Adoption of GPS Guidance Systems by Cotton Producers.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40(2008):335-344.
  • Larson, J.A., R.K. Roberts, B.C. English, S.L. Larkin, M.C. Marra, S.W. Martin, K.W. Paxton, and J.M. Reeves. “Farmer Adoption of Remotely Sensed Imagery for Precision Management in Cotton Production.” Precision Agriculture 9(2008):195-208.
  • Torbett, J.C.*, R.K. Roberts, J.A. Larson, and B.C. English. “Perceived Importance of Nitrogen Fertilizer Efficiency from Cotton Precision Farming.”  Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 64(2008):140-148.
  • Walton, J.C.*, D.M. Lambert, R.K. Roberts, J.A. Larson, B.C. English S.L. Larkin, S.W. Martin, M.C. Marra, K.W. Paxton, and J.M. Reeves. “Adoption and Abandonment of Precision Soil Sampling in Cotton Production.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 33(2008): Issue 3,
  • He, R., X.P. Ye, F. Harte, and B.C. English. 2008. Effects of High-Pressure Homogenization on Physicochemical Properties and Storage Stability of Switchgrass Bio-Oil. Fuel Processing Technology. Published online December 21, 2008. doi:10.1016/j.fuproc.2008.11.003. (Impact factor 2007: 1.883)
  • Jensen, K.  Christopher D. Clark, Pamela Ellis, Burton English, Jamey Menard, Marie Walsh and Daniel de la Torre Ugarte   Farmer willingness to grow switchgrass for energy production.  Biomass and Bioenergy  31,11-12 (November-December 2007): 773-781.
  • Walsh, M., D. De La Torre Ugarte, B. English, K. Jensen, C. Hellwinckel, J. Menard, and R. Nelson. “Agricultural Impacts of Biofuels Production,” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 39,2 (August 2007): 365-372.
  • Jensen, K., B. English, and C. Clark. “Distance Education in Agricultural Economics: Perceptions of Department Heads,” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 39,2 (August 2007): 253-264.
  • De La Torre Ugarte, D. Burton C. English, and Kim Jensen. Sixty Billion Gallons by 2030: Economic and Agricultural Impacts of Ethanol and Biodiesel Expansion. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December, 2007.
  • Martin, S.W., S. Banjerjee, R.K. Roberts, B.C. English, J.A. Larson, S.L. Larkin, K.W. Paxton, M.C. Marra, and J.M. Reeves. “Revealed Characteristics of Guidance Systems Adopters in Cotton Production.” Crop Management (Nov. 16, 2007) doi:10.1094/CM-2007-1116-01-RV. Online at http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/sub/cm/review/2007/guidance/.
  • Torbett, J.C., R.K. Roberts, J.A. Larson, and B.C. English. “Perceived Importance of Precision Farming Technologies in Improving Phosphorus and Potassium Efficiency in Cotton Production.” Precision Agriculture 9(2007):127-137.
  • Clark, Christopher D., Burton C. English, C. D. Garland. “Competitive Bidding as a Means of Extracting and Demonstrating Farmer Willingness-to-Grow an Alternative Crop,” Journal of Extension. Volume 45, number 2, April 2007. Online at  http://www.joe.org/joe/2007april/iw5.shtml
  • English, Burton C., Kim Jensen, Jamey Menard, Marie E. Walsh, Craig Brandt, Jim Van Dyke, and Stanton Hadley.  “Economic Impacts of Carbon Taxes and Biomass Feedstock Usage in Southeastern United States Coal Utilities,” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 39:1 (April 2007), pp 103-119.
  • Larkin, S.L., L. Perruso, M.C. Marra, R.K. Roberts, B.C. English, J.A. Larson, R.L. Cochran and S.W. Martin.  “Factors Affecting Perceived Improvements in Environmental Quality from Precision Farming.”  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 37(2005): In Press.
  • De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel G., Burton C. English, R. Jamey Menard, and Marie Walsh, “Conditions that influence the economic viability of ethanol from corn stover in the Midwest of the USA”.  International Sugar Journal, Volume 108 Number 1287, pp 152-156.
  • Burton C. English, Daniel G. De La Torre Ugarte, Marie E. Walsh, Chad Hellwinckel, and Jamey Menard. The Economic Competitiveness of Bioenergy Production and Impacts on the Southern Region's Agriculture, Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics, 38,2(August) pp 389-403.
  • Bazen, E.F., R.K. Roberts, and B.C. English. “Economic Feasibility of Kenaf Production in Three Tennessee Counties.” Journal of Agribusiness Volume 24 Number 2 pp. 135-154.
  • Roberts, R.K., B.C. English, Q. Gao, and J.A. Larson. “Simultaneous Adoption of Herbicide-Resistant and Conservation-Tillage Cotton Technologies.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 38(2006).
  • Roberts, R.K., B.C. English, and J.A. Larson. “The Variable-Rate Application Decision for Multiple Inputs with Interactions.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 31(2006):391-413.
  • Cho, S., B.C. English, and R.K. Roberts. “A Spatial Analysis of Housing Growth.” The Review of Regional Studies 35(2005):311-335.
  • Roberts, R.K., B.C. English, J.A. Larson, R.L. Cochran, W.R. Goodman, S.L. Larkin, M.C. Marra, S.W. Martin, W.D. Shurley, and J.M. Reeves. “Adoption of Site-Specific Information and Variable Rate Technologies in Cotton Precision Farming.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 36(2004):143-158.
  • Kim L. Jensen, Burton C. English, R. Jamey Menard, and Yu Zhang, "An Evaluation of Tennessee Soybean Growers' Views on a New Generation Cooperative to Produce Biodiesel," Journal of Agribusiness, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2004, pp. 107-117.
  • Jensen, K., P. Jakus, B. English, and J. Menard. 2003. “Market Participation and Willingness to Pay for Environmentally Certified Hardwood Products,” Forest Science,  49: 632-641 (2003).
  • Jensen, K., J. Menard, B. English, and W. Park. “The Wood Transportation and Resource Analysis System (WTRANS): An Analysis Tool to Assist Wood Residue Producers and Users” Forest Products Journal. May 2002: 27-33.
  • Graham, Robin L., Burton C. English, and Charles E. Noon. A Geographic System-based modeling system for evaluating the cost of delivered energy crop feedstock, Biomass and Bioenergy, Elsevier Science Ltd., Vol 18. pp 309-329.
  • Ustun, Ali, Fred L. Allen, and Burton C. English, “Genetic Progress in Soybean of the U.S. Midsouth”, Crop Science 41: 993-998, 2001
  • Graham, Robin L., Burton C. English, and Charles E. Noon. A Geographic System-based modeling system for evaluating the cost of delivered energy crop feedstock, Biomass and Bioenergy, Elsevier Science Ltd., Vol 18. pp 309-329.
  • Roberts, Roland K., Burton C. English, and S.B. Mahajanashetti, Evaluating the returns to variable rate nitrogen application, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Vol. 32, pp 133-143.
  • Collins, R.L., J.A. Larson, R.K. Roberts, and B. C. English, "Factors Influencing Southwestern Tennessee Farmers:  Willingness to Participate in the Boll Wevil Eradication Program", Journal of Cotton Science 3(1999):1-10., 1999.
  • Ustun, Ali, Burton C. English, Muhtesem Torun, and Ali Gulumser, "Determination of Agricultural Research Priorities," O.M.U. Ziraat Fakultesi Dergisi, 14(1): 163-176, 1999.
  • English, B.C., C.D. Bell, G.R. Wells and R.K. Roberts. 1997. Stewardship Incentives in Forestry:  Participation Factors in Tennessee.  Southern Journal of Applied Forestry,25:5-10.
  • Pompelli, G.K., C. Morfaw, B.C. English, B.G. Bowling, G.S. Bullen and F. Tegegne. 1997. Farm Operators Preferences for Soil Conservation Service Information:  Results from Three Tennessee Watersheds Journal of Production Agriculture 10(3):472-477.
  • Stokes, J.R., W.I. Nayda and B.C. English. 1997. Pricing of Revenue Assurance.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics 79:2.
  • Pompelli, G., Morfaw, B.C. English,.R. Bowling, Bullen, & Tegegne.  Farm Operators’ Preferences for Soil Conservation Service Information: Results from Three Watersheds.  Journal of Production Agriculture, 1996. 
  • Pompelli, Morfaw, and English.  Tennessee Farm Operators’ Attitudes About Extension Service Soil Conservation Information.  Journal of Extension, Volume 33, Number 6, December 1995.
  • Bhat, Mahadev. G., Daryll E. Ray and Burton C. English.  The Flexible Planting Program: Divergent National and Regional Economic Impacts.  Special Issue on Regional Economic Modeling of the International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 149-65, 1995       
  • English, Bhat, and Ray.  Regional Economic Impacts of Farm Commodity & Environmental Regulations: An Integral Modeling Approach.  International Journal of Public Administration, 1995.
  • Park, English, Gray, Cleland.  Experiential Learning Through Participation in Green Revolution/Exaction: A Role-Playing Simulation of an Agricultural-Based Developing Country Economy. Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol 17, pp. 257-265, 1995.
  • Bell, Roberts, English, and Park.  A Logit Analysis of Participation in Tennessee's Stewardship Incentive Program.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2:1-7, December, 1994.
  • Roberts, Roland K. and Burton C. English.  Cotton Acreage Response and Fertilizer Use,  Journal of Production Agricultural, Vol. 5, No. 1, January-March 1992  pp. 158-162.
  • Jensen, Kim, Burton C. English, and Robert Goodman.  Student Access to Instructional Computers As Viewed by Heads of Agricultural Economics,  National Agricultural College Teaching Association Journal,  March 1991, pp. 35-37.
  • Goodman, Robert R., Sean A. Coady, and Burton C. English.  Biomass Crop Production on Representative Southeastern U.S. Farms:  Farm Profitability, Erosion Control and the 1985 Food Security Act, Bioresource Technology,  Vol. 36 (1991).
  • English, Burton C. and David R. Krog.  Terracing Economics on Iowa Soils. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, January 1986.
  • Sposito, V. A. and Burton C. English.  Reliability of Linear Programming Software: An Experience with the IBM Mathematical Programming System Series: Comments.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics,  May 1986.
  • Schatzer, R. Joe, Burton C. English, and Earl O. Heady.  Future Crop Prices and Quantities: Influence of Alternative Crop Yields, North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 7:2 July 1985, pp. 51-64.
  • Short, Cameron, Burton C. English, and Earl O. Heady.  Effect of Changing Energy Prices on Commodity Prices and Farm Income.  Agricultural Systems, 14:107-116, 1984.
  • English, Burton C. and Earl O. Heady.  An Analysis of Short- and Long-Term Impacts of Several Soil-Loss Control Measures, in Journal of Environmental Quality, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 333-340, 1982.
  • English, Burton C., Cameron Short, and Earl O. Heady.  The Economic Feasibility of Crop Residues as Auxiliary Fuel in Coal-fired Power Plants, in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 63, No. 4, November 1981.
  • Heady, Earl O., Burton C. English, and Dan Dvoskin.  Projected Effects of Energy Policies on Agricultural Water Use and Irrigation, Water Resources Bulletin, Vol. 16, No. 6, December 1980.

Chapters in Books

  • English, Burton C., Daniel G. De La Torre Ugarte, R. Jamey Menard, and Tris West. “Economic and Environmental Impacts of Biofuels Expansion:  The Role of Cellulosic Ethanol.”  Integration of Agricultural and Energy Systems.  Edited by English, Menard, Jensen. Farm Foundation, Available at http://www.farmfoundation.org/news/articlefiles/378-FFbook6-12-08.pdf , February, 2008, Pages 81-88
  • Larson, James A., Burton C. English, and Lixia He. “Economic Analysis of Farm-Level Supply of Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Production Under Alternative Contract Scenarios and Risk.”  Integration of Agricultural and Energy Systems.  Edited by English, Menard, Jensen. Farm Foundation, Available at http://www.farmfoundation.org/news/articlefiles/378-FFbook6-12-08.pdf , February, 2008, Pages 75-80.
  • English, Burton C., R. Jamey Menard. Daniel G. De La Torre Ugarte, and Marie Walsh. Economic Impacts of Ethanol Production from Maize Stover in Selected Midwestern States, Agriculture as a Producer and Consumer of Energy, Outlaw, Collins, and Duffield, editors, CABI Publishing, MA, July 2005.
  • Larson, J. A., and B. C. English. 2001. “Factors Influencing Net Returns To Cotton Harvest Aids” Chapter 10.  Uniform Harvest Aid Performance and Fiber Quality Harvest-Aid Monograph, January 2001. Memphis, TN: Cotton Council.
  • Alexander, R.R., and B.C. English.  1997.  Estimating Costs of Sediment Damage with National-Level Models. Evaluating our Nation’s Natural Resources Iowa State , University Press, Ames, IA.
  • English, B.C., R.L. White, L. Chuang, and J. Maetzold. 1997.  Agricultural Technologies and Federal Policy. Crop and Livestock Technologies:  RCA III Symposium  Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA, pp. 1-6.
  • English, B.C., 1997.  Models Use in the 1995 RCA Appraisal with Emphasis on the Agricultural Resource Interregional ModellingSystem.  Evaluating our Nation’s Natural Resources Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA.
  • English, B.C., and L.H. Chuang.  1997.  Reconciling Crop and Livestock Yield Projections. Crop and Livestock Technologies:  RCA III Symposium , Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA.
  • Kiniry, J.R., V.W. Bebnson, B.C. English, and R.L. White.  1997.  Simulating Crop Technologies:  A Set of Case Studies.  Crop and Livestock Technologies:  RCA III Symposium.  Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA, pp. 101-112.
  • English, Burton C., Smith, Elwin G. Smith, Atwood, Jay D., Johnson, Stanley R., and Oamek, George E.  The CARD LP Model: A Documentation Summary.  Chapter 5.  Agricultural Sector Models for the United States: Descriptions and Selected Policy Applications.  C. Robert Taylor, Katherine H. Reichelderfer, and Stanley R. Johnson, editors.  pp. 80-107, 1993
  • English, Burton C., Earl O. Heady.  Analysis of Long-Term Agricultural Resource Use and Productivity Change for U.S. Agriculture,  Economic Models of Agricultural and Environmental Improvement, Earl O. Heady and Gary F. Vocke, Eds., Iowa State University Press, Ames, Chapter 9, 1992.
  • Langley, James A., Burton C. English, and Earl O. Heady.  A Regional-National Recursive Model for the State of Iowa.  Economic Models of Agricultural and Conservation and Environmental Improvement.  Earl O. Heady and Gary F. Vocke, Eds., Iowa State University Press, Ames, Chapter 11.  1992.
  • Wright, L.L., R.L. Graham, A.F. Turhollow, and B.C. English.  Opportunities to Mitigate Carbon Dioxide Buildup Using Short-Rotation Woody Crops,  Forests and Global Warming  Sampson, R. Neil and Dwight Hair, eds.,  Washington, D.C., American Forestry Association.  1992.
  • English, Burton C., D.A. Haney, A. Kapur, and W.H. Meyers.  Iowa, USA: An Agricultural Policy Analysis. Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Jyoti K. Parikh, ed. Martinus Nijhoff publishers, Boston, 1988.
  • Robertson, Thyrele, Paul Fuglestad, Burton C. English, and Klaus Frohberg, Probable Impact of Technology on Environmental Concerns in the Great Plains States, Challenges in Dryland Agriculture - A Global Perspective, Proceedings of the International Conference on Dryland Farming, August 15-19, 1988.
  • English, Burton C., and David R. Krog, Determining the Economic Viability of Terracing in Iowa, Agricultural Soil Loss Processes, Policies, and Prospects, Harlin and Berardi, Eds., Westview Press, Boulder, Co., 1987.
  • Rosenberry, Paul E. and Burton C. English.  Erosion Control Practices:  The Impact of Actual Versus Most Effective Use in Soil Conservation: Assessing the Natural Resources.  Soil Conservation Assessing the National Resources Inventory, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., Volume 2, 1986
  • English, Burton C.  Water:  Is it an Issue in the Security of Food Production in the United States?  Food Security in the United States.  Westview Press, Boulder, CO. Chapter 3, 1984.

Books Published

  • English, B. C., R. J. Menard, and K. L. Jensen.  2009.  Risk, Infrastructure and Industry Evolution. Proceedings of a conference held June 24-25, 2008, in Berkeley, California.  Eds. Burton C. English, R. Jamey Menard, and Kim Jensen. Sponsored by the Farm Foundation, USDA’s Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, USDA Economic Research Service, and Energy Bioscience Institute.
  • English, B. C., R. J. Menard, and K. L. Jensen.  2009.  The Role of Extension in Energy.  Proceedings of a Conference June 30 – July 1, 2009, in Little Rock, Ark. Eds. Burton C. English, R. Jamey Menard, and Kimberly L. Jensen. Sponsored by USDA’s Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Farm Foundation, Univ of Arkansas, USDA CSREES
  • English, Burton C., R. Jamey Menard, and Kim Jensen. 2008. Integration of Agricultural and Energy Systems. Farm Foundation, Available at http://www.farmfoundation.org/news/articlefiles/378-FFbook6-12-08.pdf , February, 2008
  •  English, B.C., R.L. White, L.H. Chuang. 1997.  Crop and Livestock Technologies:  RCA III Symposium.  Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA.
  • Robertson, T., B.C. English, and R.R. Alexander. 1997.  Evaluating Natural Resource Use in Agriculture.  Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA.
  • English, Burton C., R. Jamey Menard, and Kim Jensen, 2008. Risk, Infrastructure and Industry Evolution. Farm Foundation,
  • English, Burton C., James A. Maetzold, Brian R. Holding, and Earl O. Heady, eds.  Future Agricultural Technology and Resource Conservation, Proceedings.  Iowa State Press, Ames, Iowa, 620 pp., 1984

Graduate Students and their Thesis (T) and Dissertations (D)  (1999 to 2011)
Alexander, Robert R., 1991. (Optimizing Water Quality Benefits in natural Resource Policy: A Multi-Level Dynamic Analysis. (Major Professor - Ph.D).

Avila, Gerry Solano, 2006. (T) Tennessee’s Kenaf Market Potential as a Feedstock in the
Production of Paper. (Major Professor -- Masters).

Rebecca Bowling, 1994.  An Economic and Environmental Evaluation of the Cost of Conservation Compliance on a Beaver Creek Watershed Representative Farm. (Major Professor – Masters)

Bullen, Stephen Gary An Economic and Environmental Analysis of Potential Water Quality Regulations on Dairy Farms in the Big Limestone Watershed. (Major Professor – Masters)

Chavez, Jorge Huarachi, 1999. (D) Economic Impacts on Tennessee’s State and Regional Gross Product of Three Value Added Forestry Development Strategies: An Integrated linear Programming Input-Output Approach. (Major Professor: - Ph D).

Gary V. Cole, 1991. An Economic Optimal control Evaluation of Achieving/maintaining Groundwater Quality contaminated From Nonpoint Agricultural Sources – (Major Professor - Ph.D).

Cole, Tamara, 2002. (T)  Cost and Dependability of Moving Grain to the Southeast. (Co-Major Professor: - Masters)

Douglas, Caroline, 1993. Evaluation of factors that Influence Participation in a Federal Tree Planting Program.(Major Professor – Masters)

Ellis, Pamela, 2006. (T) Evaluation of the Factors that Influence Farmers to Adopt New Crops and the Effect of Farmer Characteristics on Choice of Producing Switchgrass. (Major Professor -- Masters).

Gao, Qi, 2004. (T) Relationship between No Tillage Production Practice and Herbicide-Tolerant Crops and Factors Affecting No Tillage Adoption. (Major Professor -- Masters).

Grbovic, Mladen, 2010. (T) Export Potential of U.S. - Produced Switchgrass and Wood Pellets for the EU Market. (Major Professor -- Masters).

Hellwinckel, Chad, 1996. Closing the Loop: Accouting for Development’s Hidden Environmental Costs. (Major Professor – Masters)

Hewitt, William,1997. Economic Feasibility of Switchgrass Production and Utilization in Tennessee. (Major Professor -  Ph.D)

Mahajanashetti, Shivakumar., 1999. (D) Precision Farming: An Economic and Environmental Analysis of Within-Field Variability. (Major Professor – Ph D).

Marra, Adrienne, 2010, (T) Classification of Ethanol consumers with Implications for Marketing: A Cluster Approach. (Major Professor -- Masters)

Pradhan, Shreekar, 2011., Analyzing Effects on Biofuels While Integrating the Agricultural Sector to the Energy Market: Linking POLYSYS and MARKAL, Co- Major Professor – Masters)
Suarez, Otto, 1998. (D) Economic Effects of the Boll Weevil Eradication Program on the Western Tennessee Economy. (Major Professor – Ph D).

Tu, Wen*  2011.  Optimal Draw Area and Feedstock Delivery Schedule of Biorefineries in the Southeast U.S. Based on Least Cost and Producers’ Willingness to Plant a Dedicated Energy Crop, (Major Professor - Ph.D)

Valasquez, Jose, 1997. Conservation reserve Program Abandonment Impacts under General Equilibrium Conditions.(Major Professor - Ph.D).

Weatherford, James, 1992. Structural Transformation in Developing Monsoon Economies. (Major Professor - Ph.D).


Burton C. English

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

The University of Tennessee

308 Morgan Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-4518
Phone: (865) 974-3716
Fax: (865) 974-4829
benglish@utk.edu