Larry Lev

Professor and Extension Economist
Rm #221C Ballard Extension Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis Oregon 97331-3601



Ph.D. Michigan State University 1984

Biographical Sketch

Larry joined OSU in 1984 to work on a Farming Systems project in Tanzania. He became a member of the OSU Extension Service in 1988. After a sabbatical year with CIRAD and INRA in Montpellier, France in 1996-97, Larry refocused his outreach and applied research on local food systems and values-based agricultural supply chains.

Selected Publications

King, Robert P. , Michael S. Hand, Gigi DiGiacomo, Kate Clancy, Miguel I. Gómez, Shermain D. Hardesty, Larry Lev, and Edward W. McLaughlin. "Comparing the Structure, Size, and Performance of Local and Mainstream Food Supply Chains". USDA/Economic Research Report No. (ERR-99) 81 pp, June 2010.

Lev, Larry and Lauren Gwin. "Filling in the Gaps: Eight Things to Recognize about Farm-Direct Marketing." Choices Vol. 25/1. 2010.

Stephenson, G., Lev, L. and Brewer, L.J. "Things are getting desperate: What We Know About Farmers' Markets that Fail." Journal of Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. Volume 23, Issue 03, September 2008, pp 188-199.

Lev, Larry, Linda J. Brewer, and Garry Stephenson. Tools for Rapid Market Assessments. Extension & Experiment Station Communication Special Report 1088-E. 2008.

Lev, Larry; Briggs, Suzanne; Stefani-Ruff, Dianne, The Growers' Roundtable: Encouraging Conversations About Critical Farmers' Market Management Issues [Article No. 4TOT3]. Journal of Extension August 2007 Volume 45, Number 4.

Undergraduate Teaching

AREc 221: Agricultural Marketing AREc 461: Agricultural and Food Policy