Keri L. Jacobs
Position title: Associate Professor of Ag & Applied Economics, MFA Chair in Agribusiness, GICL Distinguished Fellow, University of Missouri
Dr. Keri Jacobs is an associate professor of agriculture and applied economics in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. She holds the MFA Chair in Agribusiness and is a Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership Fellow. Her extension program in Missouri and nationally seeks to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of cooperative organizations through governance and financial education to cooperative boards and through education about the cooperative model to stakeholders. Her research explores consolidation catalysts and impacts among Midwest agricultural cooperatives and the benefits of increased supply chain participation by producers. Keri earned a B.A. in economics and business administration from Coe College and a Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State University. She was raised on her family’s row crop and hog operation in eastern Iowa.