Robert Ellis
Ph.D. Student

Professional Profile

Robert grew up in Raeford, North Carolina, on his families’ row crop and livestock operation. He completed his B.S. in Agricultural Economics at Auburn University in 2016. He has previous experience working in the veterinary medicine industry until starting his M.S. degree. His prior research has focused on topics including cover crop economics, machinery economics, and land valuations. Robert is currently a Ph.D. research assistant working in production agriculture and farm management.


Peer-Reviewed Publications 

  • R. Ellis, D. Byrne, and T.B. Mark. 2022. Life Cycle Cost and Analysis of Implementing Drain Tile System in Row Crop Operations. The 23rd International Farm Management Congress. 
  • R. Ellis, C. Ortiz, and T.B. Mark. 2022. Evaluating the Effect of Precision Agriculture Technologies on Harvesting Combine Values in North America. The 23rd International Farm Management Congress. 


Peer-Reviewed Extension Publications 



Non Peer-Reviewed Publications 

  • R. Ellis, J. Shockley, and T.B. Mark. 2022. The Economic Costs and Optimal Machinery for Cover Crops in Kentucky. The 23rd International Farm Management Congress. 


B.S. | Agricultural Business & Economics, Auburn University
M.S. | Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky