Donald J. Ricks

Donald J. Ricks

Ph.D., 1965. Oregon State University.
M.S., 1960. Michigan State University
B.S., 1958. Michigan State University

Professor Emeritus and Extension Marketing Specialist

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

AEC/AFRE Faculty, 1964 to 2003
Haslett, Michigan

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Completed Research Projects and Grants


  • Continuously consulted and worked closely with a variety of fruit industry organizations and marketing groups
  • Chairman, Cherry Administrative Board (for the national marketing order for the tart cherry industry) - 1979-84, Alternate Chairman, 1984-86
  • Consulted with national apple growers organization on case before the International Trade Commission
  • Consulted with National Farm Credit Service on long-term future of fruit and vegetable industry
  • Consulted with U.S. Department of Agriculture on two studies of fruit and vegetable marketing orders
  • Consulted with U.S. Department of Justice on a land acquisition case
  • Grant for consulting work with Curtice-Burns on improving their apple operations
  • Contracts with federal Extension Service for developing educational materials on (1) apple marketing and (2) exports expansion
  • Project to analyze cherry industries and markets in nine European countries (grant from Michigan Association of Cherry Producers) - 1974
  • Project to evaluate the Polish Bilberry industry (sponsored by Foreign Ag. Service and Michigan Blueberry Growers Association) - 1974
  • Visiting scholar, Wirtshaft des Landbau, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland - 1974
  • Visiting scholar and consultant at regional ag. research center in Zaragoza, Spain - 1974-75
  • Consulting on food marketing in Costa Rica - 1972
  • Consulting on food marketing in Panama and Colombia - 1971