James H. Hilker

James H. Hilker

Ph.D., Purdue University
M.S., Purdue University
B.S., University of Massachusetts

Professor and Associate Chairperson for Undergraduate Programs

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Dr, Rm 3
Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

517 355 7455, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Biographical Information

Dr. James Hilker is appointed in the tenure system at MSU.  He joined the Department in 1982. Professor and Extension Marketing Economist, Hilker has been teaching marketing concepts to students and farmers for over 30 years.  He has also written the Outlook Article in the Michigan Farm News for over 20 years.  Professor Hilker’s name is well known in Michigan and other Mid-Western states due to his innovative work featured in a website on  Market Outlook & Probabilistic Price Forecasts For Grain & Livestock

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Using pricing alternatives as risk management tools
  • Educational programs in marketing
  • Probability price forecasts
  • Farm level pricing and sales management
  • Coordination in the beef industry
  • Food industry pricing and sales management
  • Price outlook