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Matthew Diersen

Matthew Diersen


Professor & SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist

Office Building

Harding Hall



Mailing Address

Harding Hall 202
Economics-Box 2220
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


To help producers and agribusinesses understand and make the best use of commodity marketing and insurance tools.


Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois
M.S., Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University
B.A., Economics, University of Minnesota, Morris

Academic Interests/Expertise

Agribusiness Management, Commodity Marketing, Agricultural Finance, Farm Sector, Rural Economy

Academic Responsibilities

AgEc 478: Agricultural Finance
AgEc 484/584: Trading in Agricultural Futures and Options

Extension Responsibilities

Providing analysis and insights for producers and agribusinesses as they understand and implement commodity marketing and insurance tools. Serving on the technical advisory committee of the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC). Participating on the NCCC-134 regional committee.

Professional Memberships

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)

Area(s) of Research

Price Analysis, Pricing Mechanisms, Interest Rates, Crop Insurance