Rudin-Rush A 2024 Farm Foundation Scholar

Lorin Rudin-Rush is a recipient of the Farm Foundation 2024 Agricultural Scholars. This annual program is sponsored in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS). Twenty applied or agricultural economics graduate students were selected to join the program for inspiration and training in agricultural policy, commodity market analysis, agricultural finance, and other applied fields.

Rudin-Rush is in his first year as a Ph.D. student in agricultural and applied economics at the University of Wisconsin. His master’s research focused on food security and the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.

“This is just an incredible group of students,” says Program Manager Jenna Wicks. “Thanks to ERS’ continued generous partnership we are able to create a year of landmark opportunities for these program participants which will set them on rare footing as they enter their careers.”