Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences
Dr. Ranjitsinh Mane has been appointed assistant professor of agricultural and consumer economics for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Department of Agriculture. In this position, he will teach graduate and undergraduate courses on topics including principles of agricultural economics, agricultural finance, consumer economics and agricultural cooperatives.
In addition to teaching students quantitative skills in statistics, econometrics and micro and macroeconomics, he will also be responsible for developing and maintaining an active research program, which will include securing grants and contributing to publications related to agricultural and consumer economics.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Mane to our department,” Dr. Obadiah Njue, chair of the Department of Agriculture, said. “His training and experience will add to the high quality teaching, research and Extension services our department provides to UAPB’s clientele.”
Dr. Mane has a doctorate degree in public policy with a specialization in agricultural and food policy and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the College of Agriculture in Pune, India.
Prior to this position, Dr. Mane was a research program associate at the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas. His responsibilities included analyzing the farm-level impact of crop insurance programs for Arkansas rice farmers, assisting rice farmers make choices related to their crop insurance and developing crop enterprise budgets for the Rice Research Verification Program.
From 2004 to 2011, he worked as a senior research assistant for the University of Arkansas Department of Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness. In this role, he conducted a number of analytical research projects that ranged from assessing the role of community gardens in addressing food security in Arkansas to investigating the profitability and policy reforms in biodiesel production throughout the state and nation.
Dr. Mane’s professional memberships include the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS). From 2011 to 2013, he served as president of the MANRRS chapter at the University of Arkansas.
He has authored and co-authored a number of journal articles and working papers, as well as a book chapter. He has served as a panelist and presented research at agricultural and research conferences both nationally and internationally.