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Mark Stephenson

Director of Dariy Policy Analysis
University of Wisconsin
2018 Ag Chairs Summit

Mark Stephenson is the Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. In this position, Dr. Stephenson conducts and coordinates research and   outreach activities related to the dairy industry. He is involved in applied research at the firm-level, including milk assembly costs, processing costs, new processing technologies, farm costs and price risk management. He is also active in sector-level performance including dairy policy, spatial milk pricing, international trade and milk price forecasting.  Mark has a second title as Director of Wisconsin's Center for Dairy Profitability. In this capacity, he works with faculty and staff to coordinate a multi-disciplinary approach to dairy farm-level problem solving and planning.  A native of Michigan, Dr. Stephenson received his Bachelor_s and Master_s degree from Michigan State University in Dairy Science and later, a second Master_s and PhD in Agricultural Economics at Cornell University