Todd M. Schmit

Todd M. Schmit

Associate Professor

Acting Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

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Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Theme

Faculty Expertise

  • Farm and Agribusiness Management
  • Food and Agricultural Economics
  • Cooperatives


Todd Schmit's research and extension interests focus on improving agribusiness firm management skills that lead to improved decision making, firm performance, and industry viability, including consideration of firm, spatial, and market factors on firm and industry performance. Particular areas of emphasis include cooperative business management, local and regional food systems, regional economic impact analysis, and rural economic development.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award, Honorable Mention (2017) Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
  • Friend of Extension Award (2016) NYS Association of County Agricultural Agents
  • Friend of CCE Tioga County Extension Award (2016) CCE – Tioga County, NY
  • Fellow, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (2016) Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association
  • Faculty Fellow (2016) Cornell Institute for Food Systems, Cornell University

Recent Courses

  • AEM 2230 - Cooperative Business Management
  • AEM 3260 - Cooperative Business Management
  • AEM 9900 - Doctoral-Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 7900 - Graduate-Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 4970 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 7000 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 3290/FDSC 3290 - International Agribusiness Study Trip
  • AEM 8900 - Master's Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 4990 - Undergraduate Research

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Cornell University, 2003
  • MS Cornell University, 1994
  • BS University of Wisconsin - River Falls, 1990

In the news

May 04, 2016
New Toolkit Clarifies Agricultural Economic Assessment

October 12, 2016
Extension Educators Make Ag Development Connections

October 09, 2016
Curricular Cop-out on Co-Ops