College of Agricultural Sciences Personnel Profile
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Dawn D Thilmany
Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics
College of Agricultural Sciences

Clark Building Building, Room B325
Phone:
970-491-7220
Education:
  • Ph D, Univ CA, Davis; Ag Economics
  • MS, Univ CA - Davis; Ag Economics
  • BS, Iowa State University; Public Ser & Admin in Ag/Intl

My applied research and outreach programs focus on the firm, community and sector-level implications of local, organic and other value-added food differentiation.

Sandt, Anders van , Thilmany, Dawn D, (2016) Diversification through Agritourism in a Changing US Farmscape. Western Economics Forum. (15):52-58. Fall 2016. 15 52-58

Jablonski, Becca B.R., McFadden, Dawn Thilmany, Colpaart, Ashley, (2016) Analyzing the Role of Community and Individual Factors in Food Insecurity: Identifying Diverse Barriers Across Clustered Community Members Journal of community health 41 5 910–923

Onozaka, Yuko, Hu, Wenjing, Thilmany, Dawn D, (2016) Can eco-labels reduce carbon emissions? Market-wide analysis of carbon labeling and locally grown fresh apples Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 31 02 122–138

Martin, Michael, Goldbach, Rebecca Lynn, Van Sandt, Anders Taliesin, Thilmany, Dawn D, (2016) Colorado Residents Trusted Sources of Agricultural, Biotechnology, and Food Information AgBioForum

Mosier, Samantha, Thilmany, Dawn D, (2016) Diffusion of food policy in the US: The case of organic certification Food Policy 61 80–91

Bauman, Allison Lynn, Jablonski, Becca B.R., Thilmany, Dawn D, (2016) "Evaluating Scale and Technical Efficiency among Farms and Ranches with a Local Market Orientation" Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

jablonski, Becca, OHara, Jeffrey , Thilmany, Dawn D, Tropp, Debra, (2016) Evaluating the economic impact of local food system initiatives: A USDA funded toolkit Journal of Extension 54 6

Van Sandt, Anders Taliesin, Thilmany, Dawn D, others, , (2016) "Exploring the Economics of Agritourists: Customizing Travel Cost Methods to Evaluate Differences Across the Western US" AgEcon Search 236142

Van Sandt, Anders Taliesin, Thilmany, Dawn D, (2016) HOW TO CATER YOUR AGRITOURISM ENTERPRISE TO TRAVELERS: EXPLORING DIFFERENCES IN TRAVELER DEMAND IN THE WESTERN US

Van Sandt, Anders Taliesin, Thilmany, Dawn D, (2016) Mapping the Western US agrotourism industry: how do travel patterns vary by location? Economic development report (Colorado State University. Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics); EDR 16-01

Angelo, Blake E, Jablonski, Becca B.R., Thilmany, Dawn D, (2016) Meta-analysis of US intermediated food markets: measuring what matters British Food Journal 118 5 1146–1162

Thilmany, Dawn D, Conner, David, Curtis, Kynda R, Liang, Chyi-lyi Kathleen, Mulik, Kranti, O’Hara, Jeffrey, Sullins, Martha J, Woods, Tim, (2016) Researching market and supply-chain opportunities for local foods systems: Setting priorities and identifying linkages Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 3 4 131–137

Thilmany, Dawn D, Conner, D., Deller, S., Hughes, D., Meter, K., Morales, A., Schmit, T., Swenson, D., jablonski, Becca, Goldenberg, M., others, , (2016) "The Economics of Local Food Systems: A Toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments and Choices" U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service Report 1–128

Mosier, Samantha, Thilmany, Dawn D, Diffusion of Food Policy in the US: The Case of Organic Certification Food Policy 61 80-91

Thilmany, Dawn D, (2016) Researching market and supply-chain opportunities for local foods systems: Setting priorities and identifying linkages. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 3

Hu, Wenjing, Thilmany, Dawn D, Pendell, Dustin L, (2015) Exploring Seasonal Dynamics and the Role of Energy Costs in Regional Apple Markets Agricultural and Resource Economics Review

Thilmany, Dawn D, Moschetti, Wendy Peters , (2015) "Barriers & Opportunities for Healthy Food Recovery From Grocery Retail to Hunger Relief Organizations. " Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council

Thilmany, Dawn D, Moschetti, Wendy Peters , (2015) "Preparing for Food Security in an Age of Limited Natural Resources Part I: Water. " Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council

Thilmany, Dawn D, Moschetti, Wendy Peters , (2015) "Preparing for Food Security in an Age of Limited Natural Resources Part II: Land Use" Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council

Thilmany, Dawn D, Moschetti, Wendy Peters , (2015) "Preparing for Food Security in an Age of Limited Natural Resources Part III: Energy" Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council

Beam, A L, Thilmany, Dawn D, Pritchard, R W, Garber, L P, Olea-Popelka, Francisco J, (2015) Economic and animal health implications of distance to slaughter, markets, and feed sources used by small-scale food animal operations in the United States. Renewable Ag and Food Systems

Thilmany, Dawn D, Conner, David, Deller, Steve, Hughes, David, Meter, Ken , Morales, Alfonso , Schmit, Todd , Swenson, David, Bauman, Allison Lynn, Goldenberg, Megan Phillips, Goldbach, Rebecca Lynn, jablonski, Becca, Tropp, Debra, (2015) "The Economics of Local Food Systems: A Toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments and Choices " USDA

Costanigro, Marco, Deselnicu, Oana, Thilmany, Dawn D, (2015) Product differentiation via corporate social responsibility: consumer priorities and the mediating role of food labels Agriculture and Human Values

Onozaka, Yuko, Hu, Wenjing, Thilmany, Dawn D, (2015) Can Eco-Labels Reduce Carbon Emissions? Market-Wide Analysis of Carbon Labeling and Locally Grown Fresh Apples Renewable Ag and Food Systems.

Thilmany, Dawn D, (2015) What Do We Mean by “Local Foods”? CHOICES May

Bauman, Allison Lynn, Thilmany, Dawn D, jablonski, Becca, Shideler, David, (2015) "Smart Marketing: An Evolving Classification Scheme of Local Food Business Models. Cornell Food Industry Management April Smart Marketing article. " Cornell Dyson School

Markham, Laura, Auld, Garry W, Bunning, Marisa L, Thilmany, Dawn D, (2014) Attitudes and Beliefs of Raw Milk Consumers in Northern Colorado Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 9 4 546-64

Thilmany, Dawn D, (2014) Two Rivers Winery and Event Center: A Key Driver for the Growing Colorado Wine Industry Journal of Food Distribution Research. 45 3 4-12

Hil, Rebecca , Loomis, John B, Thilmany, Dawn D, Sullins, Martha J, (2014) Economic Values of Agritourism to Visitors: A Multi-destination Hurdle Travel Cost Model of Demand Tourism Economics 20 5 1047-1065

Goldbach, Rebecca Lynn, Loomis, John B, Thilmany, Dawn D, Sullins, Martha J, (2014) Economic values of agritourism to visitors: a multi-destination hurdle travel cost model of demand. Tourism Economics

Bauman, Allie, Shideler, Dave, Thilmany, Dawn D, Taylor, Merritt, Angelo, Blake, (2014) "An Evolving Classification Scheme of Local Food Business Models" eXtension CLRFS Resource

Hardesty, Shermain , Feenstra, Gail , Visher, Dave , Lerman, Tracy , Thilmany, Dawn D, Bauman, Allison , Gillpatrick, Tom , Rainbolt, Gretchen Nurse, (2014) Values-based Supply Chains: Supporting Regional Food and Farms Economic Development Quarterly 28

Deselnicu, Oana, Costanigro, Marco, Thilmany, Dawn D, Souza-Monteiro, Diogo, (2013) A Meta-Analysis of Geographical Indication Food Valuation Studies: What Drives the Premium for Origin Based Labels Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 38 2 204–219

Thilmany, Dawn D, Tegegne, Eyosiyas, Hines, Brett, (2013) Farmers Markets and Direct Marketing in the Western US: Market Trends and Linkages with Food System Issues Western Economics Forum Winter

Thilmany, Dawn D, Deselnicu, Oana, Costanigro, Marco, (2013) "How Consumers Respond to Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives: A Cluster Analysis of Dairy Consumers" Journal of the Food Distribution Research Society Proceedings. XLIV 1

Ahearn, Mary, Ifft, Jennifer, Low, Sarah, Thilmany, Dawn D, Sullins, Martha J, (2013) "Issues and Opportunities Surrounding Small Farm Transition" USDA Small Farms Conference

Thilmany, Dawn D, (2013) "Pueblo County Food Assessment Public Health and Food Access Report" CSU Extension

Thilmany, Dawn D, (2013) "Researching market and supply-chain opportunities for local foods systems: Setting priorities and identifying linkages. " Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development

Thilmany, Dawn D, Bauman, Allison, Tegegne, Eyosiyas, Hines, Brett, Costanigro, Marco, (2013) "The Grape and Wine Industry’s Impact on the Colorado Economy" CSU Extension

Beam, Anrea, Thilmany, Dawn D, Garber, Lindsey, Van Metre, David C, Pritchard, R W, Kopral, C A, Olea-Popelka, Francisco J, (2013) Factors affecting veterinarian usage by small-scale food-animal operations Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Beam, A L, Thilmany, Dawn D, Garber, L P, Van Metre, David C, Pritchard, R W, Kopral, C A, Olea-Popelka, Francisco J, (2013) "Factors affecting use of veterinarians by small-scale food animal operations." Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 243 9 1334-44

Bauman, Allison, Goemans, Christopher G, Pritchett, James G, Thilmany, Dawn D, (2013) Estimating the Economic and Social Impacts from the Drought in Southern Colorado Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education 151 61-69

Thilmany, Dawn D, Ahearn, Mary, (2013) Beginning Farmers and Potential Opportunities within Local Food Systems: Boston Federal Reserve’s Communities and Banking Spring

(2012) "Colorado Attitudes About Agriculture and Food: 2011 Executive Summary" ARPR 12.01 June 8pp

(2012) "Creating Loyal Customers Through Social Responsibility. How do Dairy Consumers Value Issue- Based Initiative?" AMR 12-01 June http://dare.colostate.edu/pubs/AMR/AMR%2012-01.pdf

(2012) Economic Implications of Farm to School for a Rural Colorado Community WRDC Rural Connections http://wrdc.usu.edu/ 21

(2012) "Local Food, Organics and Sustainability; The Federal Policy Role In Today's Food and Agricultural Markets"

(2012) "The 2012 FarmBill's Reach: Unintended Consequences of Failureto Update or Extend the 2008 Act" APRP 12-02 August

(2012) "The Wine Headache: ConsumerPerceptions, Marketing, and Pricing Implicationsfor Non-Sulfited Wines" AMR 12-02 December 7pp

(2012) "What is the New Version of Scale Efficient: A Values-Based Supply Chain Approach" Proceedings in the Journal of Food Distribution Research 43 1 27-34

(2012) Will Local Foods Influence American Diets? CHOICES, 2nd Quarter

(2011) An In-Store Valuation of Local andOrganic Apples: the Role of Social Desirability Agribusiness: An International Journal 27 465-477

(2011) "Approaching Beginning Farmers as a NewStakeholder for Extension" CHOICES 2nd Quarter 26 2

(2011) Consumer Motivations, BuyingBehavior: The Case of the Local Food Syste mMovement Journal of Food Products Marketing.Forthcomin. Fall

(2011) Consumer Preferences for Fruit andVegetables with Credence-Based Attributes: A Review International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 14 2 121-41

(2011) Cost Effective Promotion for LocalFoods and Direct Markets: Evaluation of Colorado’sTechnical Assistance for Local Food Supply Chains Journal of Agribusiness Spring 2011 (published in Winter 2011) 29 23-40

(2011) "Demographics, production Characteristics and Financial performance Executive Summary: A Comparison of Low-Sales, Medium-Sales, and Large Family Farm Operations in the United States" PFMR- 11-01

(2011) Developing Values Based Distribution Networks to Enhance the Prosperity of Small and Mid-Size Producers: A Case Study of Colorado Homestead Ranches AMR 11-01 May 8 pp

(2011) "Developing Values Based Distribution Networks toEnhance the Prosperity of Small and Mid-SizeProducers: A Case Study of High Plains FoodCo-Op" AMR 11-02 May 9 pp

(2011) Developing Values Based Distribution Networks toEnhance the Prosperity of Small and Mid-SizeProducers: A Case Study of La Montanita AMR11-03 May 10 pp

(2011) DoesLocal Labeling Complement or Compete with OtherSustainable Labels? A Conjoint Analysis of Directand Joint Values for Fresh Produce Claims American Journal of Agricultural Economics Spring 93 3 689-702

(2011) "How Do Consumers Value Apples? A Comparison of Organic, Colorado Proud Labels" AMR11-04 May 6 pp

(2011) Niche Market Planning Curriculumfor USDA TAA project (with Russ Tronstad, TrentTeegerstrom, Stuart Nakamoto) Winter

(2011) "Northern ColoradoFood Assessment: Final Report" http://www.larimer.org/foodassessment/report.cfm

(2011) "Operator and Operation Characteristics: A Comparison of Low-Sales, Medium-Sales, and Large Family Farm Operations in the United States" PFMR- 11-02

(2011) "Payments forEcosystem Services: Keeping Working LandscapesProductive and Functioning" Chapter in Saving the Wide Open Spaces

(2011) "Production Resources and Management: A Comparison of Low-Sales, Medium-Sales, and Large Family Farm Operations in the United States" PFMR- 11-03

(2011) "Profitability Measures and Financial Structure: A Comparison ofLow-Sales, Medium-Sales, and Large Family Farm Operations in the United States" PFMR- 11-04

Hoag, Dana Loyd Keske, Thilmany, Dawn D, (2011) "Sincerely" Citeseer

(2011) "ThemeOverview: Innovations to Support Beginning Farmersand Ranchers" CHOICES 2nd Quarter 26 2

(2011) "Understanding the Effectiveness ofFarm to School Programs through Food ServiceProfessionals" ARPR 11-01 October 7 pp

(2011) Water UseEfficiency in Golf: An Economic Analysis ofColorado Golf Courses Golf Course Management June 88-98

(2010) "A Closer Look at Farm Operators" Report to the Northern Colorado Food Assessment Fall

(2010) Agritourism in Colorado: A ClusterAnalysis of Visitors Journal of Agribusiness Fall

(2010) "Berry s Bringing It to the Table: A call to honor farming, food" Book Review of Bringing It to the Table: On Farming, Food by Wendell Berry Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, Community Development Fall

(2010) " Consumer Awareness and Response to Produce Food Safety Issues" Journal of Food Distribution Research Society 41 1 108-14

(2010) Defining Sustainable Food Market Segments: Do Motivations and Values Vary by Shopping Locale? Published online December 17, American Journal of Agricultural Economics

(2010) "Food Consumers" Report to the Northern Colorado Food Assessment Fall

(2010) "Food Markets and Buyers" Report to the Northern Colorado Food Assessment Fall

(2010) "Food Security and Access in Northern Colorado" Report to the Northern Colorado Food Assessment Fall

(2010) "Health Outcomes" Report to the Northern Colorado Food Assessment Fall

(2010) "How Effective is Social Networking for Direct Marketers?" Journal of Food Distribution Research 41 1 96-100

(2010) Local Food Consumers: How Motivations and Perceptions Translate to Buying Behavior CHOICES 1st quarter Online att: http://www.choicesmagazine.org/magazine/article.php?article=109

(2010) "Possible Roles For Social Networking in Agritourism Development" AMR 10-01 March 9 pp

(2010) "Selling Local: Campaigns to Encourage Local Consumerism" EDR 10-02 July 8pp

(2010) " Values-Based Distribution Networks to Enhance the Prosperity of Small-, Medium-Sized Produers Research Update" Journal of Food Distribution Research Society March

(2009) A Hybrid Individual Zonal Travel Cost Model for Estimating the Consumer Surplus of Golfing in Colorado Journal of Sports Economics 10 April 155-67

(2009) A Hybrid Individual-Zonal Travel Cost Model for Estimating the Consumer Surplus of Golfing in Colorado J Sport Econ 10 155-167

(2009) Does Altruism Play a Role in Determining US Consumer Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Natural and Regionally Produced Beef? Agribusiness An International Journal 25 2 266-85

(2009) Factors Affecting Small (Colorado) Producers Local Food Sales Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition 4 1 129-46

Auld, Garry W, Thilmany, Dawn D, Jones, K, (2009) "Factors affecting small Colorado producers’ local food sales" J Hunger and Environmental Nutrition

(2009) Growing a Niche Beef Market: A Targeted Marketing Plan for Colorado Homestead Ranches Review of Agricultural Economics 21 4 984-98

(2009) What Influences Consumer Choice of Fresh Produce Purchase Location? Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics April

Thilmany, Dawn D, Pena, Anita A, Hernandez, Jessica, (2009) "AGRICULTURAL LABOR IN COLORADO: HAS RECENT IMMIGRATION AND LABOR POLICY RESULTED FROM COLORADO’S EMPLOYMENT TRENDS?" Agricultural Labor Report 9 1

Pena, Anita A, Thilmany, Dawn D, Hernandez, Jessica, (2009) "ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF LABOR AND IMMIGRATION POLICY: THE CASE OF GREELEY’S SWIFT PLANT" Agricultural Labor Report 2

(2008) A new interdisciplinary program in organic agriculture Hortscience 43 1216-1216

(2008) Agritourism in the West: Exploring the Behavior of Colorado Farm and Ranch Visitors Western Economics Forum Fall 7

(2008) Demand for Local Foods J Agr Resour Econ 33 493-493

(2008) Determining Economic Contributions in a Recreational Industry An Application to Colorado's Golf Industry J Sport Econ 9 571-591

(2008) The Census of Agriculture Am J Agr Econ 90 1303-1309

(2008) Understanding consumer interest in product and process-based attributes for fresh produce Agribusiness 24 231-252

(2008) What to Choose? The Value of Label Claims to Fresh Produce Consumers J Agr Resour Econ 33 402-427

(2007) Discovering niche markets for fresh produce J Agr Resour Econ 32 566-566

(2007) Implementing Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Introduction to CHOICES theme issue on Country of Origin Labelin December (also served as guest editor) http://wwwchoicesmagazine 23 4

Hoag, Dana Loyd Keske, Thilmany, Dawn D, Koontz, Stephen R, (2006) Principles, Issues and Worldwide Cases The Economics of Livestock Disease Insurance: Concepts, Issues and International Case Studies 1

(2006) Strategic market planning for value-added natural beef products Renew Agr Food Syst 21 192-203

Pritchett, James G, Thilmany, Dawn D, Johnson, Kamina, (2006) Understanding Broader Economic Effects of Livestock Insurance and Health Management: Impacts of Disease Outbreak on Allied Industries The Economics of Livestock Disease Insurance 207

(2005) Beggar-thy-neighbor economic development Ann Regional Sci 39 593-605

Thilmany, Dawn D, McKenney, Nicole, Mushinski, David W, Weiler, Stephan A, (2005) Beggar-thy-neighbor economic development: a note on the effect of geographic interdependencies in rural retail markets The Annals of Regional Science 39 3 593–605

(2004) Colorado crop to cuisine Rev Agr Econ 26 404-416

Hoag, Dana Loyd Keske, Thilmany, Dawn D, Conner, J Richard, Williams, Gary W, Dietrich, Raymond A, Tranel, Jeffrey E, Hewlett, John P, Rosenberg, Howard R, Wiegel, Randy R, Tronstad, Russell, others, , (2004) "We need authors for our March issue. As you write your meetings papers for this summer, please consider whether they would be suitable. You will find publication guidelines on the next page. We would need any papers that are to be considered for the April issue by the end of January 2004." Conference Proceeding 2 2

(2003) An empirical analysis of market integration and efficiency for US fresh tomato markets J Agr Resour Econ 28 435-450

(2003) Economic impacts of a disease outbreak in the United States J Agr Resour Econ 28 656-656

(2003) Evaluating price differences and response by meat cut, grade, and feature price J Agr Resour Econ 28 660-660

(2002) Price relationships for Mexican fresh tomatoes in US and Mexican terminal markets J Agr Resour Econ 27 581-582

(2002) Regional demand for natural beef products J Agr Resour Econ 27 583-583

Thilmany, Dawn D, Hoag, Dana Loyd Keske, (2001) Market Analysis of a Student Agribusiness Organization as a Planning and Educational Tool Journal of Agribusiness 19 1 69–84

(2001) Shopping for meat J Agr Resour Econ 26 565-565

(2001) Tradability and market equilibrium for US-Mexico fresh tomatoes J Agr Resour Econ 26 567-567

(2000) Agricultural economists' performance and pay J Agr Resour Econ 25 722-722

(2000) Consumer preference for specific attributes in natural beef products J Agr Resour Econ 25 730-730

(2000) Farm labor demand J Agr Resour Econ 25 252-266

(2000) Mexican-US tomato trade J Agr Resour Econ 25 731-731

(2000) Migration effects of Olympic siting Ann Regional Sci 34 405-420

(1999) Targetable market segments for natural pork products Am J Agr Econ 81 1299-1299

(1998) Farm labor demand and supply Am J Agr Econ 80 1179-1179

(1998) Putting humans back at the heart of economics Am J Agr Econ 80 1164-1164