Brown, Blake, PhD
Hugh C. Kiger Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Expertise: Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics: Prices, Markets and Policy
Phone: (919) 515-4536
Fax: (919) 515-6268
Office Address: Campus Box 8109, NCSU, Raleigh NC 27695-8109
Blake Brown is the Hugh C. Kiger Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. He has spent much of his career as a policy analyst working on farm policy, particularly tobacco policy. A major focus was working with policy makers on the $9.6 billion federal tobacco buyout. From 2008-2014 Brown directed efforts at NCSU to help farmers add or expand value-added enterprises. In 2014 he became director of the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Commission Agricultural Leadership Development Program.
Dr. Brown is also leading efforts to implement a business management program, The Executive Farm Management Program, to fit the unique needs of commercial farms in the southeast. He continues to provide economic analyses for tobacco and peanuts. He has numerous publications and presentations including testimony before the House and Senate committees on agriculture as well as over $5 million in cumulative grant funding. Dr. Brown holds a Ph.D. in Economics from North Carolina State University as well as a MS in Agricultural Economics and BS in Animal Science.
Blake is married with one son. He is from a small farm in the North Carolina Mountains that he continues to operate raising purebred and commercial beef cattle.
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