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William Snell
Extension Professor

Professional Profile

Dr. Snell was raised on a beef and tobacco farm in Central Kentucky. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Snell joined the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky in May 1989 with a split extension/teaching appointment.  His extension program has focused on tobacco economics, agricultural policy, trade, and the macro ag economy. During his career at UK, he has made over 1,200 presentations to local, regional, state, national, and international audiences, including testimonies before various committees of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives and the Kentucky General Assembly. Dr. Snell currently serves as the co-director of the Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program, and teaches an undergraduate class in food and agricultural marketing.


Contact me for assistance with:

Tobacco Economics, Agricultural Policy, Agricultural Markets/Trade, and Macroeconomics


Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 1989

M.S. | Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 1985

B.S. | Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 1983