Filley-Garey lecture is April 5

Jayson Lusk
Jayson Lusk

March 26, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — Jayson Lusk, head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, will present this year’s Filley-Garey lecture, “Consumer Trends and Impacts on Agricultural Productivity and the Future Food System,” on April 5.

The presentation will be at 3 p.m. in the Arbor Suite of the Nebraska East Union at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  

Lusk is the author of Unnaturally Delicious: How Science and Technology are Serving up Super Foods to Save the World and The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate. He is a frequent commentator on food and food policy and has been called one of the most prolific food and agricultural economists of the past two decades. 

Lusk has a Ph.D. in agricultural economics and a B.S. in food technology from Kansas State University. He is a fellow and past president of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. His more than 200 journal articles are among the most cited agricultural economics research. He blogs about food and agricultural policy at his website

A reception will follow the lecture. The Filley-Garey lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Maddie Griep at 402-472-1913 or

The Filley-Garey Lecture is an annual event, funded by the family of H. Clyde Filley and Bud Garey.

Maddy Griep
Office Associate
Department of Agricultural Economics