Jennifer Ifft is an Assistant Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. She has research and extension responsibilities in farm and agribusiness management. Her research covers farmland markets, risk management and farm labor issues, with a focus on how government policies and regulations affect farm viability and decision-making. Her extension programs focuses on performance of the Federal crop insurance program and increasing the resilience of U.S. and New York farm operations to policy and regulatory changes. Before Cornell, she worked in the Farm Economy Branch of the USDA Economic Research Service. She has a PhD from the University of California - Berkeley, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She grew up on her family’s farm in central Illinois.
Ifft, Jennifer; Roland-Holst, David; Zilberman, David. "Production and Risk Prevention Response of Free Range Chicken Producers in Viet Nam to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Out-breaks" American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 93.2 (2011): 1-8
Ifft, Jennifer; Patrick, Kevin; Kuhns, Ryan. "Predicting Credit Demand with ARMS: A Machine Learning Approach" International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. (forthcoming).
Awards and Honors
Gates Cambridge Scholar (2003)
Outstanding Paper (2016) Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence
Outstanding Choices Article Award (2012) The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
AEM 9900 - Doctoral-Level Thesis Research
AEM 7900 - Graduate-Level Thesis Research
AEM 7000 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management