My program is aimed at helping owners and managers of horticultural firms to improve their management skills. My extension program is supported by applied research devoted to the economics of horticultural crops. Extension programs emphasize economic analyses of orchard, vineyard, and greenhouse production systems. Risk Management for specialty crop producers has been an important program area in recent years. Current research projects include Economic Analysis of the Tart Cherry Federal Marketing Orders. My international experience has focused on working with Eastern and Central European Universities and Institutes to develop their capacity for economic training and education during the transition to a market economy and accession to the European Union.