Dr. Rick C. Whitacre
Professor of Agricultural Economics
Department of Agriculture
131 Ropp Agriculture Building
Campus Box 5020
Normal, Illinois 61790-5020
Phone (309) 438-2489
Department of Agriculture Placement Coordinator
BS in Economics - Illinois State University (1973)
MS in Agricultural Economics - University of Illinois (1976)
PhD in Agricultural Economics - University of Illinois (1979)
National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)
Recent Papers and Presentations
“Characteristics of Rural Entrepreneurs”, Rick Whitacre and Xiuchun Wang, Poster presented at WWC – 72 2002 Meeting on Agribusiness, Las Vegas June 2001
“Utilization of Raw Urban Waste on Crop Land”, Kerry Tudor, Rick Whitacre and Wilbur Chrudimsky, American Farm Bureau Meeting, Reno, Nevada, January 6, 2002
“Learning Styles and the Efficacy of Business Simulations”, WWC – 72 2002 Meeting on Agribusiness Research Emphasizing Competitiveness and Profitability, Patrick O’Rourke, Kerry Tudor, Rick Whitacre and Jeff Wood, Las Vegas in June of 2002.
“A Comparison of Characteristics Between Rural And Urban Entrepreneurs in Illinois”, Rick Whitacre, Kerry Tudor, Basava Rammohan and Kamesh Addala, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting. Long Beach, California, July 28 – 31, 2002.
“An Examination of the Entrepreneurial Attitudes and Business Background of Instructors at Rural Community Colleges”, Rick Whitacre, Douglas Morrish and Sara Russell., American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado 2004
“AgGuild of Illinois: A New Generation Cooperative without the Bricks and Mortar”. Rick Whitacre and Randy Winter, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado Selected Paper 2004.
“An Examination of the Impact of High-Speed Rail Loaders on Corn Basis in North-Central Illinois”, Rick Whitacre and Matt Johnson, Paper presented at the Western Coordinating Committee on Agribusiness Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, 2006.
“Commerce and Internet Net use by Rural Agribusinesses in Illinois”, Aslihan Spaulding, Rick Whitacre and Andres Trujillo, Poster presentation at American Agricultural Economics Annual Meeting at Long Beach, California, 2006.
"Grain Marketing Tools: A Survey of Illinois Grain Elevators", Rick Whitacre and Aslihan Spaulding, accepted as selected paper at the American Agricultural Economics Annual Meeting at Portland Oregon, 2007