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Douglas G. Tiffany is a Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Economics
at the University of Minnesota. For the year 2001-2002 he was awarded the Endowed
Chair in Agricultural Systems by the College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental
Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Much of Doug's research work over
the last ten years has involved analysis of energy production from agriculture
as well as the levels of energy required to produce various agricultural products.
Working with others, Doug has analyzed the impact of the Kyoto Accord on Midwestern
agriculture and the cost effectiveness of various phosphorous abatement strategies.
Livestock consumption patterns and trends of Minnesota crops have been studied
as well as the transportation patterns of grains grown in the state. Decision-making
tools have been developed by Doug through the years for ethanol plant operators,
farmers considering precision ag. technology, mining engineers trying to reduce
diesel emissions, appraisers needing to discount contract for deed land transfers,
and swine farmers seeking to select rations that maximize profits. Doug frequently
speaks on his research topics to farm and academic audiences.
Doug Tiffany majored in agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota
with a heavy emphasis on the agricultural sciences of agronomy, soils, and
animal nutrition. He continued his interest in these areas with more attention
to institutional aspects of production while attaining a M.S. degree from the
same department. After graduation he worked in state government and in commercial
banking for over a decade with most activity in appraisal and valuation of
farmland. In addition, Doug has worked full-time as a self-employed farmer
raising agronomic and vegetable crops. Doug Tiffany joined the University of
Minnesota staff in 1994.