Bill Wilson is one of the two outstanding NDSU faculty members who have been selected by the Faculty Awards and Recognition Committee to present upcoming Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Lectures. He is set to give his Phil Kappa Phi lecture in early spring.
During his presentation, Wilson will share his work in the context of challenges and opportunities in global agricultural trade and competition.
Wilson’s research concentrates on risk and strategy as applied to agriculture and agribusiness. His expertise is highly sought and he regularly consults with major agribusiness firms. Wilson has worked extensively with companies in agriculture technology, logistics and procurement strategy; railroads; ocean shipping; grain elevators; and processed products industries. He routinely has overseas projects and clients and travels internationally extensively.
He has served on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange board, Federal Grain Inspection Service Advisory Board and is a board member of several regional ag technology and venture capital firms. Wilson also created the NDSU Commodity Trading Room, a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility. Recognized as one of the top 10 agricultural economists of 1995, Wilson more recently was named among the best 1% of agricultural economists by Research Papers in Economics.
“Dr. Wilson is an extraordinarily accomplished researcher. He authored 137 refereed journal articles, two books and 20 book chapters,” said nominator Cheryl Wachenheim, chair of the Agribusiness and Applied Economics Awards Committee. “His 267 other publications, including experiment station reports, articles in published proceedings and popular press articles, is a testament to his commitment to ensure his research is widely available to stakeholders in agribusiness, government, organizations and production agriculture.”
Among his many honors are the Eugene R. Dahl Excellence in Research Award, NDSU’s Peltier Award and the H. Roald and Janet Lund Excellence in Teaching Award.
Wilson earned his bachelor’s degree at NDSU and his doctorate in agricultural economics from the University of Manitoba.