1995 …2022
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Research interests

Michael Boland (Mike) holds the Koller endowed Professorship in agribusiness management at the University of Minnesota where he has teaching, research, and outreach responsibilities in agribusiness management, food marketing, and in particular, agricultural cooperatives. In addition, he is director of the University of Minnesota Food Industry Center which is funded by General Mills, Kellogg’s, SuperValu, and other food companies. He teaches classes in cooperatives, business strategy, and institutional economics. The Koller Professorship was funded by agricultural cooperatives (CHS, Land O’Lakes, CoBank, and Country Financial) and Koller friends, family, and colleagues. Prior to this new position, Mike worked at Kansas State University in the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center. Mike serves on the planning committee for the annual Farmer Cooperatives program, National Council on Farmer Cooperatives director education programs, CoBank CEO Roundtable and CoBank’s Cooperative Marketing Leader Roundtable. He is also leading a safety assessment and culture research and education program with 11 a number of local cooperatives and is involved in a multi-state education program for local co-op risk management and marketing programs. The majority of his work involves food and agribusiness firms where he has co-authored over 80 case studies on agribusinesses which have been published in at least seven languages. More than 60 of these have been cases on cooperatives. He has taught in various executive education programs and co-authored a book of case studies in honor of Ray Goldberg of the Harvard Business School. In addition, he has worked with agribusinesses and cooperatives in Latin America, China, South Africa, Australia, and Europe. He is a member of National Association for Business Economists and serves on board of directors of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. Mike teaches educational modules on finance, governance, and strategic thinking in boards of director leadership programs for cooperatives. These programs are taught in 14 states to more than 1000 cooperative senior employees and directors annually. In addition, he has worked with cooperatives in Latin America, China, South Africa, Australia, and Europe.

Research interests

  • agribusiness
  • cooperatives
  • food

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agribusiness Agriculture & Biology
industry Agriculture & Biology
cooperatives Agriculture & Biology
agroindustry Earth & Environmental Sciences
vertical integration Agriculture & Biology
carcass evaluation Agriculture & Biology
pig carcasses Agriculture & Biology
sugar beet Agriculture & Biology

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Projects 2010 2022

Health Expenditures
Food
Research
economic sustainability
economic development
organic production
temporal variation
spatial variation
Marketing resources
Agricultural marketing
Economic viability
Economic performance
Food
Retailers

Research Output 1995 2018

Genetic Engineering and Risk in Varietal Selection of Potatoes

Fuller, K. B., Brester, G. W. & Boland, M. A., Mar 1 2018, In : American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 100, 2, p. 600-608 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetic Engineering
Solanum tuberosum
genetic engineering
potatoes
seed productivity
1 Citation (Scopus)

Spatial and temporal variation in the value of the women, infants, and children program's fruit and vegetable voucher

Cakir, M., Beatty, T. K. M., Boland, M. A., Park, T. A., Snyder, S. & Wang, Y., Apr 1 2018, In : American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 100, 3, p. 691-706 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Assistance
Vegetables
temporal variation
spatial variation
Fruit

Corn-ethanol plant investment: A real options case study

Secor, W. G. & Boland, M. A., Jan 1 2017, In : American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 99, 2, p. 524-531 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Zea mays
Teaching
Ethanol
ethanol
case studies
3 Citations (Scopus)

The Determinants of Price Adjustments in Retail Supermarkets

Volpe, R., Risch, C. & Boland, M. A., Jan 1 2017, In : Managerial and Decision Economics. 38, 1, p. 37-52 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Level control
Industry
Retail
Price adjustment
Supermarkets
3 Citations (Scopus)

Making Sustainability Tangible: Land O'Lakes and the Dairy Supply Chain

Boland, M. A., Cooper, B. & White, J. M., Mar 1 2016, In : American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 98, 2, p. 648-657 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dairying
Lakes
supply chain
cooperatives
dairies