Dana L. Hoag
Ph.D.: Washington State University
Location: B330 Clark Bldg.
Telephone: (970) 491-5549
I am interested in how to analyze and make decisions about issues where agriculture and the environment collide. This includes a cross section of research fields such as policy, production economics, resource economics and regional economics. Current and recent projects include the use of conservation easements, elk and bison management in Yellowstone, ground and surface water contamination, manure management, invasive species, the economic returns to research, gender and risk, sexed semen in dairy cattle, decision analysis with multiple objectives, sustainability, and non-market valuation in wildlife refuges. I developed the award-winning RightRisk research and education program for risk management. I have worked with colleagues and state and federal agencies throughout the United States and in South Africa, Bolivia, and Australia.
AREC 478 - Agricultural Policy
AREC 505 - Production Economics
AGRI 637 - Understanding Policy and Emerging Issues
AREC 678 - Agricultural and Resource Policy
Selected Publications, Presentations and Projects, Grants:
Evans, S., J. Beckman, Ronal Sands and Dana Hoag. U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard: Global Impacts of Cellulosic Biofuel Production.Evans, S., J. Beckman, Ronal Sands and Dana Hoag. U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard: Global Impacts of Cellulosic Biofuel Production.
McCullock, Katelyne, Dana Hoag, George Seidel, Mike Lacy and William Wales. Sexed Semen Feasibility in Dairy Cattle. J. Dairy Science
Hoag, Dana, Chun Lui et al. Grazing and Land Distribution Choices and Impacts from Settling African Pastoralists
Ascough, Hoag et al. Using the Response Surface Method fo Economic and Environmental Tradeoffs at the Farm Level
Brandass et al. Profitability of Camelina Sativa as a Biofuel Feedstock in Northeastern Colorado,
Evans, S., D. Hoag et al. Unintended Consequences of the U.S. Bioenergy Program: Tradeoffs in Global Agricultural and Energy Commodity Markets.
McLeod et al. Factors Affecting Land Trusts’ Demand for Conservation Easements. Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy. (forthcoming)
Woods, Brad, Al Luloff, Dana Hoag and Deanna Osmond. 2012. Toward a Synthesis of Conservation Decisions, (forthcoming) Society & Natural Resources.
Osmond, Deanna, Don Meals, Dana Hoag, Mazdak Arabi, Al Luloff, Mark McFarland, Greg Jennings, Andrew Sharpley, Jean Spooner, and Dan Line. 2012. Protecting Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds: Lessons Learned from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project. NWQEP Notes,
Osmond, Deanna, Don Meals, Dana Hoag, Mazdak Arabi, Al Luloff, Greg Jennings, Mark McFarland, Jean Spooner, Andrew Sharpley and Dan Line. 2012. Improving Conservation Practices Programming to Protect Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds: Lessons Learned from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Conservation Effects Assessment Project. (forthcoming) Journal Soil and Water Conservation.
McGaffin, Graham, Donald McLeod, Christopher Bastian, Catherine Keske and Dana Hoag. 2012. Landowner Preferences for Conservation Easements: Responses from Two Intermountain States. Journal of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
Koontz, Lynne, Dana Hoag and Don Delong. Disparate Stakeholder Management. 2012. The case of Elk and Bison Feeding in the Southern Greater Yellowstone. (forthcoming) Society & Natural Resources.
Bastian, Chris, Don McLeod, Catherine Keske, and Dana Hoag. 2012. Landowner Preferences for Conservation Easement: Responses from Two Intermountain States (forthcoming) Society & Natural Resources.
Gascoigne, W. Dana Hoag, Lynne Koontz, Brian A. Tangenc, Robert A. Gleasonc, Terry L. Shaffer. 2011. Valuing Ecoysystem And Economic Services Across Land-Use Scenarios In The Prairie Pothole Region Of The Dakotas. Ecological Economics. Vol. 70: pg 1715-1725
Hoag, Dana. A Strategic Risk Management Program for Agriculture. 2011. China Agricultural Economic Review. Vol 3 (4)505-517.
Hou, Lingling, Dana Hoag and Mu. 2011. Adverse Selection of Subsidized Crop Insurance in China. China Agricultural Economic Review. Vol 3 (4): 462-475.
Hoag, D., R. Boone, and C. Keske. 2011. The Cost for Agriculture to Coexist With Wildlife In Colorado. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 16:5, 318-329
Hoag, D., C. Keske and B. Goldbach. 2011. Risk Individuality In Crisis Planning: The case of Gender In American Agriculture. Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response. Vol. 1, No. 1: 21-28
Fathelrahman, Eihab, James C. Ascough II, Dana L. Hoag, Robert W. Malone, Philip Heilman, Lori J. Wiles, and Ramesh S. Kanwar. 2011. Continuum of Risk Analysis Methods to Assess Tillage System Sustainability at the Experimental Plot Level. Sustainability, 3(7), 1035-1063; doi:10.3390/su3071035
Fathelrahman, E.M., Ascough II, J.C., Hoag, D.L., Malone, R.W., Heilman, P., Wiles, L.J., and Kanwar, R.S. 2011. Economic and stochastic efficiency comparison of experimental tillage systems in corn and soybean under risk. Journal of Experimental Agriculture. Vol. 47 (1): p 111-136
Cross, J. E., C.M.H. Keske, M.G. Lacy, C.T. Bastian, D.M. McLeod, and D.L.K. Hoag. 2011. Adoption of Conservation Easements among Agricultural Landowners in Colorado and Wyoming: The Role of Economic Dependence and Sense of Place Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol 101: 75-83
Smith Shanna, Dana Hoag, and Kraig Peel. 2011. Improving Extension by Learning from Outstanding County Agents . Journal of Extension. Vol 49 (4), Feature Articles, 4FEA2
Keske, Catherine, Dana Hoag, Michael Lacy, Chris Bastian, and Don McLeod. 2011. Using Mixed Methods Research in Environmental Economics: The Case of Conservation Easements. International Journal of Mixed Methods in Applied Business and Policy Research. Vol. 1, No. 1
Miller, A., C.T. Bastian, D.M. McLeod, C.M. Keske, and D.L. Hoag. 2011. Factors Impacting Agricultural Landowners’ Willingness to Enter into Conservation Easements: A Case Study. Society and Natural Resources: An International Journal. 24,1(2011): 65-74.
Bond, C., D. Hoag and G. Kipperberg. 2011. Agricultural Producers and the Environment: A Stated Preference Analysis of Colorado Corn Producers. 2011. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 00 (2011): 1-18
Bond, C., D. Hoag and J. Freeborne. 2011. Are Agricultural PACs Monolithic? An Empirical Investigation of Political Contributions from Agricultural Subsectors. American Journal of Economics and Sociology. Vol. 70, Issue 1, 2011: p. 210-237
Keske, C.M.H., D. Hoag, and C.T. Bastian, 2011, The effect of landowner amenity rents in conservation easement policies. Environmental Economics Journal. 2(3), pp. 120-127.
Mutuku, Kavoi, Dana Hoag and James Pritchett. 2010. Influence of Institutional and Socio-Economic Factors on the Supply Response of Smallholder Dairy Farms in the Marginal Zones of Kenya Journal of International Development. 22: p. 1-19
Hoag, D and J Parsons. Risk Navigator SRM: An Applied Risk Management Tool. 2010. Journal of Probability and Statistics. Vol. 2010, (2010), Article ID 214358, 17 pages.
Mutuku, Kavoi, Dana Hoag and James Pritchett. 2010 Economic performance of exotic dairy cattle under smallholder conditions in the marginal zones of Kenya using three analytical approaches. AGREKON. Vol 49 (1): p. 56-79.
Mutuku, Kavoi, Dana Hoag and James Pritchett. 2010. Measurement of economic efficiency for smallholder exotic dairy cattle in the marginal zones of Kenya. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics. Vol. 2 (4), 2010 : p. 122-137
Ascough II, J.C., Andales, A.A., Sherrod, L.A., McMaster, G.S., Hansen, N.C., DeJonge, K.C., Fathelrahman, E.M., Ahuja, L.R., Peterson, G.A., and Hoag, D.L. 2010. Simulating landscape catena effects in no-till dryland agroecosystems using GPFARM. J. Agric. Sys. 103(8): 569-584.
Hoag, D. and Wei. 2009. Water and Soil Conservation Incentives in The United States: Lesson for Chinese Agriculture. South China Agriculture. Vol. 3
Keske, C, D. Hoag and C. Bastian. 2009. Can the Conservation Easements Market Evolve from Emerging to Efficient? Western Economic Forum.8(1): 7-17.
Mutuku, Kavoi, Dana Hoag and James Pritchett. 2009. Production structure and derived demand for factor inputs in smallholder dairying in Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Vol 3 (2): 122-143
Koontz, Stephen, Dana Hoag, John Brethour and Jodine Walker. 2008. Production inefficiency in Fed Cattle Marketing and the Value of Sorting Pens into Alternative Marketing Crops using Ultrasound Technology. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Vol 40, no 2:
Koontz, Lynne M. and Dana L. Hoag. Incorporating Institutional Power Into The Disparate Stakeholder Management Approach: A Case Study Of Wildlife Management In The Southern Greater Yellowstone Area. International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior. Vol. II (2008): p. 103-124
Osmond, Deanna, Don Meals, Dana Hoag and Mazdak Arabi (editors). 2012. How to Build Better Agricultural Conservation Programs to Protect Water Quality: The NIFA-CEAP Experience Soil and Water Conservation Society, Ankeny, Iowa
Hoag, D. 2009. Applied Risk Management in Agriculture. CRC Press-Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Rotan, Florida. pp 403
Risk Navigator SRM: A ten-step strategic risk management program for agricultural practitioners. Self Published, June, 2008, 498 pages.
Koontz, SR, DL Hoag, DD Thilmany, J. Grannis and J. Green. 2005. The economics of livestock disease insurance: concepts, issues and international case studies. CABI publishing Oxfordshire, UK
Hoag, Dana. Agricultural Crisis in America. Contemporary World Issues: ABC-CLIO Publishing, Santa Barbara, California, December, 1999: 275 pages
Hoag, Dana, Jennie Popp and David Eric Hyatt. Sustainability and Resource Assessment: A Case Study of Soil Resources in the United States. United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (Publishers), EPA/600/R-98/038, 1998.
RightRisk Education for Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Pilot Insurance in Colorado. USDA Risk Management Agency.
Synthesizing and Extending Lessons Learned from the 13 CREES-CEAP Watersheds, USDA NRCS
Risk and Strategic Planning for Female Agricultural Producers in Utah and Western Colorado. Western Center for Risk Management Education.
Variety choices and risk management considerations for grain producers. Western Center for Risk Management Education
Ecosystem and Economic Returns in Prairie Potholes. US Geological Survey.
Risk Education Outreach in the Navaho Nation. USDA-RMA-Outreach grant
A Multi Criteria Decision Tool For the Assessment and Planning of Watershed Conservation Practices, USDA NRCS
Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change; Collaborative Research Support Program. US Agency for International Development
Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change in Mali. USAID mission
The Economic Contribution of Restoration Lands in Rural Communities. US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Liquid Biofuel vs Bioelectricity: Optimal Use of lignocellulosic Agricultural Feedstocks. C2B2, Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels
Analysis of Conservation Practice Effectiveness and Producer Adoption Behavior in Lake Jordan Watershed. USDA
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