Cornell PhD student, Bobby J. Smith II, presents his research from 2014 about Farm to Hospital Programs.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What are the factors influencing hospital participation in farm-to-hospital programs? Bobby J. Smith, II, discusses his research into this innovative system enrichening local economies.
Bobby J. Smith, II is a PhD student in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and SUNY Diversity fellow at Cornell University. Bobby graduated summa cum laude from Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, studying Agricultural Economics in 2011, and a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics from Cornell University in 2013. His current research interests involve the interplay between agriculture, applied econometrics, and public policy analysis. His research on Farm-to-Hospital programs was recently published in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review and won first place at the 2013 National Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) conference in Sacramento, CA. He has also been a guest lecturer in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education at Ithaca College and for the Cornell McNair Scholars Program and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
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