Forestry

 

Conclave 2013: Men's Bow Saw, Isaac Moore.
Faculty assist students with advising.
Reese Hall on South Campus.
Students are encouraged to create posters and enter them in poster competitions.
Every year our students volunteer to collect money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
School of Forestry Faculty and Staff.
Xi Sigma Pi Forestry National Honor Society Initiates.
Forestry Hosts FFA Career Development Event Every Fall.
Graduating seniors who are SAF members receive a free ring from Society of American Foresters.
Faculty, Staff and Students gather for a get acquainted supper.

Forestry (BSF)

Academic Honors

 

2011 Professorship Award, in Recognition of Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service, Louisiana Tech University Foundation, Inc., May 21, 2011.

 

Outstanding Academic Alumnus, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 5, 2005.

Selected Poster Competition, Best Poster Presentation Award, Rural Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Sacramento, California, August 12-15, 2004.

Selected Poster Competition, Third Place, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings, Denver, Colorado, August 1-4, 2004.

John D. Griffin Award for Outstanding Professional Service, College of Applied and Natural Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, April 3, 2003.

Selected Poster Competition, First Place, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings, Long Beach, California, July 28-31, 2002.

Selected Poster Competition, First Place, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings, Tampa, Florida, July 29-August 2, 2000.

Outstanding Academic Paper Presentation/Publication, First Place, Valuation 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 10-13, 2000.

Outstanding Instructor of Upper Level Courses, College of Applied and Natural Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, April 5, 2000.

Distinguished Professional Contribution Award, Poster Competition, First Place, Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings, Memphis, Tennessee, January 31-February 3, 1999.

Finalist, Selected Poster Competition (top eight of 48 poster entries), American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 2-5, 1998.

Finalist, Distinguished Dissertation Award (top 12 of more than 200 dissertations), Louisiana State University, April 8, 1996.

Prentiss E. Schilling Outstanding Dissertation Award, College of Agriculture, Louisiana State University, March 20, 1996.

Distinguished Professional Contribution Award, Poster Competition, Second Place, Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings, Greensboro, North Carolina, February 4-7, 1996.

Member, Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 1994.

Recipient, Graduate School Fellowship, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, September 1988.

Member, The Fraternity of Alpha Zeta, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, October 1981.

 

Selected Grants

 

Rea, Kenneth W., Gary A. Kennedy, and Aaron Lusby.  "Rural Development Center, Louisiana."  USDA CSREES Special Research Grant.  Status: $104,637 Funded.  Effective Date: 07/01/08; Termination Date: 06/30/10.

Rea, Kenneth W., Gary A. Kennedy, Susan B. Watson, and Aleta Overby.  "Rural Development Center, Louisiana."  USDA CSREES Special Research Grant.  Status: $106,285 Funded.  Effective Date: 07/01/06; Termination Date: 06/30/08. 

Kennedy, Gary A. “Agricultural Education Program Coordinator Support.” December 2004. Submitted as a Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Project. Status: $8,900 Funded.

Kennedy, Gary A., Douglas W. Smith, and William H. Green. "Louisiana Tech University Dairy Technology Enhancement." October 2003. Submitted as a Board of Regents Support Fund Traditional Enhancement Proposal. $90,467. Status: Funded.

Rea, Kenneth W., Gary A. Kennedy and Susan B. Watson.  "Diversifying the Economy of the Mississippi Delta by Developing E-commerce Businesses."  Submitted as a USDA Fund for Rural America Rural Community Innovation Project. Status: $539,680 Funded. Effective Date: 09/15/01; Termination Date: 09/15/05.

Kennedy, Gary A., Peter W. Gallagher, Douglas W. Smith, and Erin A. Cureington.  "Louisiana Tech University Farm Salesroom Enhancement."  October 2000. Submitted as a Board of Regents Support Fund Traditional Enhancement Proposal. Status: $75,074 Funded. Effective Date: 07/01/01; Termination Date: 06/30/02.

Gallagher, Peter W., Gary A. Kennedy, and Ray A. Newbold. An Agriculture and Forestry Computer Equipment Enhancement.  October 1997. Submitted as a Board of Regents Support Fund Traditional Enhancement Proposal. Status: $31,000 Funded.

 

Gary A. Kennedy

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Dean of Applied and Natural Sciences

Professor - Agricultural Sciences
Ph.D., Louisiana State University (Agricultural Economics)
M.B.A., Louisiana Tech University (Finance) 
B.S., Louisiana Tech University (Animal Science)
 

Office: Prescott Library 913

Phone: 318-257-3275

Fax: 318-257-4288

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Courses Taught:

AGBU 460, Agricultural Finance

AGSC 320, Statistical Methods

      

Research Interests: Rural Land Valuation; E-commerce Development for Rural Businesses        

Selected Publications

Selected Grants

Academic Honors

 

Related Sites:

Tech Farm Salesroom         

 

Selected Publications


 

Watson, Susan B., William H. Green, Gary A. Kennedy, C. Miceli, and J. Taboda.  "Forecasting Veterinary School Admission Probabilities for Undergraduate School Profiles."  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 33:3(Fall 2006): 441-446.

Watson, Susan B., O.J. Nwoha, Gary A. Kennedy, and Kenneth W. Rea.  "The Delta E-commerce Connection: Preliminary Findings."  Southern Rural Sociology, 21:1(2006):25-36.

Watson, Susan B., O.J. Nwoha, Gary A. Kennedy, and Kenneth W. Rea.  "Willingness to Pay for Information Programs about E-commerce: Results from a Convenience Sample of Rural Louisiana Businesses."  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 37:3(December 2005):673-683.

Nwoha, O. J., S. Watson, Gary A. Kennedy, and K. Rea. 2004.  Determinants of Success in E-Commerce Adoption by Rural Businesses in Louisiana: A Case Study Approach. Proceedings of the 2004 Southern Rural Sociological Association Conference, Southern Rural Sociological Association Annual Meetings, February 14-17, Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Kennedy, Gary A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Steven A. Henning, Huizhen Niu, and Donald L. Deckard.  AEstimating Tract Value Relationships in the North Louisiana Timberland Market.@ Southwestern Economic Review, 28:1(Spring 2002): 123-134. 

Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Gary A. Kennedy, Patricia Soto, and Janis B. Breaux.  "Louisiana Rural Land Values and Tenure Arrangements, 1998." A.E.A  Information Series No. 194, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center, July 2001. 

Kennedy, Gary A., Mark W. Murphey, and William H. Green.  AAgribusiness Class Applies Value-Added Marketing Concepts to University Livestock Sale.@  NACTA Journal, 45:2 (June 2001):4-8. Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A.Henning, Huizhen Niu, and Gary A. Kennedy.  ARural Land Values at the Urban Fringe.@  Louisiana Agriculture, 44:2(Spring 2001): 13-15. 

Henning, Steven A., Janis Bruner Breaux, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy.  AFactors Influencing Agricultural Land Value in the Sugarcane Area of Louisiana.@  Southwestern Economic Review, 28:1(Spring 2001): 119-134.

Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Gary A. Kennedy, and Huizhen Niu. "Urban Influences on Rural Land Values in Southeast Louisiana." Louisiana Agriculture, 43:1(Winter 2000): 12-13.

Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A. Henning, Gary A. Kennedy, and Chunxiao Li. "Financial Implications of a New Farm Policy Environment." Journal of Agribusiness, 18:3(Fall 2000): 237-247.

Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A. Henning, Gary A. Kennedy, and Huizhen Niu. "Land Values at the Rural-Urban Fringe: A Spatial Econometric Analysis." Valuation 2000: Papers and Proceedings, pp. 101-113, ISBN 0-922154-60-0.

Kennedy, Gary A., Steven A. Henning, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Hector O. Zapata. "Implications of the FAIR Act on the Risk-Return Relationship of Southwest Louisiana Producers." Southwestern Economic Review, 27:1(Spring 2000): 23-31.

Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Huizhen Niu, and Gary A. Kennedy. "Spatial Economic Analysis of a Rural Land Market." Southwestern Economic Review, 27:1(Spring 2000): 41-51.

Kennedy, Gary A., William H. Green, and Mark W. Murphey. "Economic and Geographic Impacts of Equine Infectious Anemia in Louisiana." Louisiana Agriculture, 42:3(Summer 1999): 10-11.

Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Gary A. Kennedy, Steven A. Henning, and Chunxiao Li. "GIS Procedures for Conducting Rural Land Market Research." Review of Agricultural Economics, 20:2(Fall/Winter 1998): 448-461.

Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. "Cash and Share Rental Arrangements for Rural Land in Louisiana." Louisiana Agriculture, 41:3(Summer 1998): 15-16.

Kennedy, Gary A., Steven A. Henning, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Ming Dai. "Multivariate Procedures for Estimating Rural Land Submarkets." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 29:2(December 1997): 373-383.

Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A. Henning, Gary A. Kennedy, and Chunxiao Li. "Contour Analysis of Rural Land Values." Louisiana Agriculture, 40:3(Summer 1997): 12-13.