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Jordan Shockley
Associate Extension Professor

Professional Profile

Dr. Shockley was born and raised in a small rural town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He grew up working on traditional grain operations and various types of livestock operations from poultry to buffalo. He then moved to Kentucky to attend the University of Kentucky as an undergraduate. Spent 10 years in Lexington where he received both his Masters and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics.  Then he went into the private sector where he was the Agricultural Economist for BP Biofuels North America.  He spent 4 years conducting strategy analyses, budgeting feedstock logistics, and analyzing any new decisions that were required for their corporate farming operations in Florida, Louisiana and Texas.  He also spent time abroad improving farming operations on sugarcane plantations in Brazil.  Currently, Dr. Shockley is an Associate Extension Professor and Farm Management Specialist within the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky.  His mission is to provide economic opportunities to Kentucky producers by conducting meaningful, applied research in Farm Management and Poultry Economics and effectively communicate those opportunities to positively influence the success of producers statewide. While Dr. Shockley has a majority Extension appointment, he also teaches an upper-level undergraduate class in Agricultural Financial Management.


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Contact me for assistance with:

Farm Management, Poultry Economics, Farm Finance, and Extension

University/Committee Involvement

Graduate Admissions Committee, Graduate Program and Research Committee, Southern Extension Economics Committee, North Central Farm Management Committee, Southern Cover Crops Council, International Society of Precision Agriculture

Recent Publications:

Shockley, J.M, E. Ritchey, and J. McGrath. “Economic Value of Poultry Litter Tool: Grain Crops.” August 2021.

Shockley, J.M.  “Post-Harvest Management: The Economics of Grain Transportation.” AEC-100 October 2016.

Shockley, J.M. and R. Ellis. “Economic Costs for Establishing and Terminating Cover Crops.” June, 2019.

Langemeier, M. and J.M. Shockley. 2019. “Impact of Emerging Technologies on Farm Management.” Choices. Quarter 2.

Shockley, J.M., C.R. Dillon, and S.A. Shearer. “An Economic Feasibility Assessment of Autonomous Field Machinery in Grain Crop Production.” Precision Agriculture (2019) DOI: 10.1007/s1119-019-09638-w


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Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 2010

M.S. | Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 2007

B.A. | Mathematical Economics, University of Kentucky, 2005