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February 2023

Spotlight on Dr. John Ritten
Dept. of Ag and Resource Economics

John Ritten is an agricultural economist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and a member of the AgNext team at CSU. AgNext is a leader in research on animal and ecosystem health while enhancing profitability of the supply chain.  Prior to joining CSU, John served as the University of Wyoming’s state Agricultural Systems Extension specialist for 14 years where he worked across livestock and cropping systems. His research interests include the intersection of agricultural production and natural resource management, especially in relation to sustainability and system resiliency. He received a BS in Marketing from Arizona State University, an MBA from New Mexico State University, and a PhD in Natural Resource Economics from Colorado State University.