John Antle was recently honored with the F.E. Price/Agricultural Research Foundation Award for Excellence in Research for 2015 at the College of Agricultural Sciences Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to agriculture through research and development activities associated with the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station at the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Antle, a professor in the Department of Applied Economics at OSU since 2010, has made outstanding contributions to agricultural development; production and food safety risk and uncertainty; climate change adaptation in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the world, and methodologies and approaches for impact assessment as it pertains to managed agro-ecosystems. He has consistently tackled and addressed some of the world's most pressing economic, social, and environmental issues. The quantity and quality of his research output, and the external funding that he has generated (over $36 million in current funding for interdisciplinary projects) has established him as one of the most prominent agricultural economists in the world.
Antle has authored and co-authored nearly 100 peer reviewed journal articles, 11 peer reviewed books/monographs, and countless other chapters, reports, and reviews. His research has been funded by the USDA, NSF, USAID, DOE, Rockefeller, CGIAR, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UK agricultural development agencies, among others.
Antle has served at all levels of public service, including the Board on Agriculture for the National Academy of Sciences, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Senior Economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisors, President and Elected Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), and most importantly (in his own personal assessment), the farmers and growers in very low income developing countries. Working among these groups to better understand the economic, environmental and policy tradeoffs, and communicating these findings to agricultural managers, national policy makers, and international research funding agencies has been his research focus and his passion for the past two decades.