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Tyler Mark
Associate Professor

Professional Profile

Tyler Mark is an assistant professor of production economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky. His applied research interests include digital agriculture, simulation methods, broadband availability in rural areas, precision agriculture, precision dairy, dairy policy, renewable energy feedstocks, and hemp economics. Funded projects through USDA-NIFA, USDA-RMA, NSF, and industry partners provide the resources needed to investigate and address a wide range of topics. Current and previous topics include factors that impact the profitability of Kentucky farmers, broadband internet's impact on precision agriculture data transmission, the economic aspects of hemp production in Kentucky, dairy policy in the Southeastern United States, and the development of the Kentucky economy.

Dr. Mark’s research group is developing a local, regional, nationally, and internationally known research program that is grounded in an interdisciplinary approach. This approach has yielded 31 research publications, successfully secured over 24 million in extramural funding, communicates the research back to key stakeholders, and continually builds new research collaborations both within and outside of the University of Kentucky. In 2014, he was recognized as a C-FARE/AAEA Early Career Professional Leadership Award winner and in 2016 co-authored the Golden Quill Award for the most outstanding article published in the Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. In 2018 one of his MS advisees was awarded the SAEA Outstanding M.S. Thesis Award. Future goals include continuing to develop research collaborations, refining the groups’ interdisciplinary approach and mentoring of future students.

Contact me for assistance with:

Production Economics, Farm Management, Digital Agriculture, Simulation, Hemp Economics

University/Committee Involvement

Departmental Committees, Opportunity Fund Application Review Committee, Graduate and Grad Admissions


Google Scholar citations




Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Louisiana State University, 2010

M.S. | Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2006

B.S. | Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 2004