Todd M. Schmit

Todd M. Schmit

  • Professor

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Interdisciplinary Theme

Faculty Expertise

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


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management


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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 3260/AEM 5260 - Cooperative Business Management

Academic Degrees

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