The next DABE event will feature Cortney Cowley, an agriculture economist in the Regional Affairs Department of the Omaha branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Cortney will provide an economic outlook on the U.S. agricultural sector, providing insight into trends that have left many farmers experiencing difficult economic conditions over the past few years. Her presentation will touch on both national and state-level issues relating to commodity prices, international trade, land values, and farm financial conditions.
Cortney Cowley is an economist in the Regional Affairs Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Her current research focuses on agricultural finance, commodity markets, farm management, and natural resource economics and policy. Cortney’s responsibilities also include writing for the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions and the Federal Reserve System’s Agricultural Finance Databook.
Cortney joined the Bank in 2015 after completing her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University. She also holds a B.S. degree in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State and a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University.