FACULTY & STAFF

Dr. Gary A. Kennedy

Dean, College of Applied and Natural Sciences and Professor, Agricultural Sciences and Forestry

Departments: Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, Office of the Dean - ANS

Phone: 318.257.4287

Fax: 318.257.5060

Email: kennedy@latech.edu

Office: PML 913

P.O. Box 10197

Ruston, LA 71272

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, December 1995
  • M.B.A., Finance, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, May 1990
  • B.S., Animal Science, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, May 1983

Employment history

  • Department Head, Department of Agricultural Sciences, College of Applied and Natural Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana. Permanent Department Head, July 1, 2001 to present. Served as Interim Head, December 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001. Responsibilities include chief academic officer, providing leadership for program development and assessment, faculty and student recruitment, long-range planning, faculty development, comprehensive financial planning for the academic and farm units, and management of laboratory and farm facilities.  Teach Agricultural Finance and Statistical Methods. Coordinate external relations with the agricultural and rural community through commodity and agribusiness organizations, small business development organizations, and youth organizations.
  • Professor of Agribusiness, Department of Agricultural Sciences, College of Applied and Natural Sciences (ANS), Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, July 2005 to present.
  • Associate Professor of Agribusiness, Department of Agricultural Sciences, College of Applied and Natural Sciences (ANS), Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, September 2000 to June 2005.
  • Assistant Professor of Agribusiness, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, September 1997 to August 2000.  Teaching responsibilities included the following courses: Principles of Agricultural Economics, Economics of Farm Management, Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Finance, Agricultural Policy, Natural Resource Economics, and Statistical Methods.  Other responsibilities included new course and curriculum development, serving on graduate committees, student advising, and student recruitment.  University service included the University Senate and university representative at the 2000 Louisiana Conference of Colleges and Universities. College service includes ANS Research Council, ANS Graduate Council, ANS Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Search Committee, and ANS Student Day Planning Committee.  Department service included faculty sponsor of the Louisiana Gamma Chapter of Alpha Zeta, Livestock Sale Committee Chairman, Faculty Search Committee, and Computer Laboratory Policy Committee.
  • Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, Louisiana, January 1996 to December 1997.  Teaching responsibilities included the following courses: agricultural finance, agricultural statistics, agribusiness management analysis, agricultural policy, introductory agricultural economics, farm management, agricultural lectures seminar, and agricultural careers. Other responsibilities included student advising and student recruitment.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 1992 to December 1995. Specific responsibilities and accomplishments included development and implementation of survey procedures designed to collect Louisiana rural land market data from commercial banks, the Farmers Home Administration, the Federal Land Bank, the Production Credit Associations, and rural land appraisers. Assisted in planning and organizing annual Louisiana Realtors Land Institute Conferences that address issues affecting the Louisiana rural land market.

Grant writing activities

  • Lusby, Aaron, Gary A. Kennedy, and Kenneth Rea. “USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant Louisiana Tech Rural Development Certification Program,” Sponsored by USDA, Federal, $86,990.00 Funded. Effective Date: October 1, 2008; Termination Date: September 30, 2011.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Aaron Lusby, and Kenneth Rea. “Louisiana Rural Development Center,” Sponsored by USDA. $104,637.00 Funded. Effective Date: July 1, 2008; Termination Date: June 30, 2010.
  • Lusby, Aaron and Gary A. Kennedy. “Sparta Conservation Service Learning Project,” Sponsored by University of Louisiana System.  $6,510.00 Funded. Effective Date: December 10, 2008; Termination Date: November 20, 2009.
  • Kennedy, Gary A. and Aaron Lusby. “Promoting Public Involvement in Efforts to Ensure the Sparta Region’s Freshwater Future,” Sponsored by Sparta Groundwater Conservation District Commission. $3,000.00 Funded.  Effective Date: June 4, 2009; Termination Date: August 14, 2009.
  • Green, William H. and Gary A. Kennedy. “The Effect of Aloe Vera on Absorption of Vitamin E in the Horse,”  Sponsored by Sturart Products, Bedford, TX. $3,411.00 Funded. Effective Date: June 23, 2008; Termination Date: August 1, 2008.
  • Rea, Kenneth W., Gary A. Kennedy, Susan B. Watson, and Aleta Overby.  “Rural Development Center, Louisiana.”  USDA CSREES Special Research Grant.  $106,285 Funded. Effective Date: 07/01/06; Termination Date: 06/30/07.
  • Kennedy, Gary A.  “Agricultural Education Program Coordinator Support.”  Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Grant. $8,900 Funded. Effective Date: 12/01/04; Termination Date: 06/30/05.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Douglas W. Smith, and William H. Green.  “Louisiana Tech University Dairy Technology Enhancement.”  October 2003. Louisiana Board of Regents Traditional Enhancement Proposal. $90,467 Funded.  Effective Date: 07/01/04; Termination Date: 06/30/05.
  • Peter W. Gallagher, Erin Cureington, and Gary A. Kennedy.  “Linking Community-Based Food Businesses With Technology and Higher Education.”  Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CenIT) Information Technology Equipment Project.  $7,167 Funded.
  • Rea, Kenneth W., Gary A. Kennedy and Susan B. Watson. “Diversifying the Economy of the Mississippi Delta by Developing E-commerce Businesses.” USDA Fund for Rural America.  $539,680 Funded. Effective Date: 09/15/01; Termination Date: 09/30/06.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Peter W. Gallagher, Douglas W. Smith, and Erin A. Cureington. “Louisiana Tech University Farm Salesroom Enhancement.”  Louisiana Board of Regents Traditional Enhancement Proposal. $75,074 Funded.  Effective Date: 07/01/01; Termination Date: 06/30/02.
  • Gallagher, Peter W., Gary A. Kennedy, and Ray A. Newbold. “Agriculture and Forestry Computer Equipment Enhancement.”  Louisiana Board of Regents Traditional Enhancement Proposal. $31,000 Funded.  Effective Date: 07/01/98; Termination Date: 06/30/99.

Refereed publications, bulletins, and patents

  • Kennedy, Gary A. “Detecting Hypocalcemia Using Bovine Nose Sweat.” U.S. Patent Filed 2/6/2008, Serial No. 12/027,076.
  • Watson, Susan B., William H. Green, Gary A. Kennedy, C. Miceli, and J. Taboda. “Forecasting Veterinary School Admission Probabilities for Undergraduate School Profiles.”  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 33:3(Fall 2006): 441-446.
  • Watson, Susan B., O.J. Nwoha, Gary A. Kennedy, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “The Delta E-commerce Connection: Preliminary Findings.”  Southern Rural Sociology. 21:1(2006):25-36.
  • Watson, Susan B., O.J. Nwoha, Gary A. Kennedy, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “Willingness to Pay for Information Programs about E-commerce: Results from a Convenience Sample of Rural Louisiana Businesses.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 37:3(December 2005):673-683.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Steven A. Henning, Huizhen Niu, and Donald L. Deckard. “Estimating Tract Value Relationships in the North Louisiana Timberland Market.” Southwestern Economic Review, 28:1(Spring 2002): 123-134.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Mark W. Murphey, and William H. Green.  “Agribusiness Class Applies Value-Added Marketing Concepts to University Livestock Sale.” NACTA Journal, 45:2 (June 2001):4-8.
  • Henning, Steven A., Janis Bruner Breaux, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Factors Influencing Agricultural Land Value in the Sugarcane Area of Louisiana.” Southwestern Economic Review, 28:1(Spring 2001): 119-134.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A. Henning, Gary A. Kennedy, and Chunxiao Li. “Financial Implications of a New Farm Policy Environment.” Journal of Agribusiness, 18:3(Fall 2000): 237-247.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A. Henning, Gary A. Kennedy, and Huizhen Niu. “Land Values at the Rural-Urban Fringe: A Spatial Econometric Analysis.”  Valuation 2000: Papers and Proceedings, pp. 101-113, ISBN 0-922154-60-0.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Steven A. Henning, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Hector O. Zapata. “Implications of the FAIR Act on the Risk-Return Relationship of Southwest Louisiana Producers.” Southwestern Economic Review, 27:1(Spring 2000): 23-31.
  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Huizhen Niu, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Spatial Economic Analysis of a Rural Land Market.”  Southwestern Economic Review, 27:1(Spring 2000): 41-51.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Gary A. Kennedy, Steven A. Henning, and Chunxiao Li. “GIS Procedures for Conducting Rural Land Market Research.” Review of Agricultural Economics, 20:2(Fall/Winter 1998): 448-461.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Steven A. Henning, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Ming Dai. “Multivariate Procedures for Estimating Rural Land Submarkets.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 29:2(December 1997): 373-383.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., and Lonnie R. Vandeveer. “Hedonic Analysis of Rural Land Values in Southwest Louisiana.” Southwestern Economic Review, 24:1 (Spring 1997): 95-108.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Steven A. Henning, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Ming Dai. “An Empirical Analysis of the Louisiana Rural Land Market.” Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin No. 857, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 1997.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., and Gary A. Kennedy. “The Effect of Rental Arrangements on Farm Debt Carrying Capacity,” Southwestern Economic Review, 23:1(Spring 1996): 9-16.

Other publications

  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Gary A. Kennedy, Patricia Soto, and Janis Breaux. “Louisiana Rural Land Values and Tenure Arrangements, 1998.” A.E.A Information Series No. 194, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center, July 2001.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A.Henning, Huizhen Niu, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Rural Land Values at the Urban Fringe.” Louisiana Agriculture, 44:2(Spring 2001): 13-15.
  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Gary A. Kennedy, and Huizhen Niu. “Urban Influences on Rural Land Values in Southeast Louisiana.” Louisiana Agriculture, 43:1(Winter 2000): 12-13.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., William H. Green, and Mark W. Murphey.  “Economic and Geographic Impacts of Equine Infectious Anemia in Louisiana.”  Louisiana Agriculture, 42:3(Summer 1999): 10-11.
  • Breaux, Janis B., Steven A. Henning, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Submarket Summary of the 1997 Louisiana Rural Land Market Survey.” Louisiana Rural Economist, 60:4(November 1998): 11-13.
  • Breaux, Janis B., Steven A. Henning, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Statewide Summary of the 1997 Louisiana Rural Land Market Survey.” Louisiana Rural Economist, 60:3(August 1998): 9-12.
  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Gary A. Kennedy, Rebecca Summers, and Janis B. Breaux. “Louisiana Rural Land Values and Tenure Arrangements, 1997.” A.E.A Information Series No. 167, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center, August 1998.
  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Cash and Share Rental Arrangements for Rural Land in Louisiana.” Louisiana Agriculture, 41:3(Summer 1998): 15-16.
  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Gary A. Kennedy, and Rebecca Summers. “Louisiana Rural Land Values and Tenure Arrangements.” A.E.A Information Series No. 158, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center, November 1997.
  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Submarket Summary of the 1996 Louisiana Rural Land Market Survey.” Louisiana Rural Economist, 59:4(November 1997): 7-9.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A. Henning, Gary A. Kennedy, and Chunxiao Li. “Contour Analysis of Rural Land Values.” Louisiana Agriculture, 40:3(Summer 1997): 12-13.
  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Statewide Summary of the 1996 Louisiana Rural Land Market Survey.” Louisiana Rural Economist, 59:3(August 1997): 8-11.
  • Green, Shane, Steven A. Henning, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Summary Results: The Louisiana Rural Land Market Survey.”  Louisiana Rural Economist, 59:4(November 1996):2-6.
  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Gary A. Kennedy, and Shane Green. “Louisiana Rural Land Values and Tenure Arrangements in Louisiana.” A.E.A Information Series No. 145, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center, August 1996.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., and Gary A. Kennedy. “The Rural Real Estate Market in Louisiana.” Louisiana Agriculture, 39:1(Winter 1996): 17-19.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Steven A. Henning, and Lonnie R. Vandeveer. “Rural Land Values and Tenure Arrangements in Louisiana.” D.A.E. Research Report No. 701, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center, August 1995.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., and Gary A. Kennedy. “Linking Economic Variables and Firm Debt Capacity.” Staff Paper, Faculty Series Number SP-95-01, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1995.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., and Gary A. Kennedy. “The Effect of Tenure on Farm Risk.” Louisiana Rural Economist, 56:4(November 1994): 12-15.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Alvin R. Schupp, and Lonnie R. Vandeveer. “Market Segmenting Effects of the Conservation Reserve Program on Rural Louisiana Land Values.” Louisiana Rural Economist, 56:2(May 1994): 5-8.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., and Gary A. Kennedy. “Financial Dimensions of Farm Tenure: A Teaching Approach.” Staff Paper, Faculty Series Number SP-93-05, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1993.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., and Lonnie R. Vandeveer. “Trends in Nominal and Real Values of Farm Real Estate in the U.S. and Louisiana.” Louisiana Rural Economist, 54:4(November 1992): 6-8.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., and Hector O. Zapata. “Risk-Income Tradeoffs for Louisiana Farmers Participating in Government Programs.” Louisiana Rural Economist, 54:3(August 1992): 2-4.

Professional presentations, proceedings, and abstracts

  • Watson, Susan B., Gary A. Kennedy, O. John Nwoha, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “Tracking a Rural-Based Agricultural Business in the Decision Making Process Associated with an E-commerce Platform.”  Paper selected for presentation at the Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, August 10-13, 2006.
  • Watson, Susan B., Gary A. Kennedy, O. John Nwoha, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “Website Usage Information for Rural-Based E-commerce Start-ups.”  Paper selected for presentation at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, July 23-26, 2006.
  • Watson, Susan B., Gary A. Kennedy, O. John Nwoha, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “Agricultural and Rural Based Businesses: What Characteristics make them Successful E-commerce Businesses?”  Selected Paper presented at the Southwestern Society of Economists annual meetings, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 1-4, 2006.
  • Watson, Susan B., Gary A. Kennedy, O. John Nwoha, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “Usage Characteristics for Rural Business Websites.”  Selected Poster presented at the Southern Association of Rural Scientists annual meetings, Orlando, Florida, February 4-8, 2006.
  • Nwoha, O.J., Susan B. Watson, Gary A. Kennedy, and Kenneth W. Rea. “Characteristics of Rural E-Commerce Adopters in the South.”  Selected Poster presented at the Teaching in Higher Education (T.H.E.) Forum, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 17-19, 2005.
  • Watson, Susan B., O.J. Nwoha, Gary A. Kennedy, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “Success in E-Commerce for Rural Businesses.”  Selected Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Southwestern Society of Economists, Dallas, Texas, March1-5, 2005.
  • Watson, Susan B., O. J. Nwoha, Gary A. Kennedy, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “How Much is E-Commerce Worth to Rural Businesses?”  Selected Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Little Rock, Arkansas, February 6-9, 2005.
  • Nwoha, O.J., Susan B. Watson, Gary A. Kennedy, and Kenneth W. Rea. “Characteristics of Rural E-Commerce Adopters in the South.”  Selected Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Rural Sociological Society, Sacramento, California, August 12-15, 2004.
  • Watson, Susan B., O.J. Nwoha, Gary A. Kennedy, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “Willingness to Pay for an E-commerce Presence: Business Profiles.”  Selected Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Rural Sociological Society, Sacramento, California, August 12­15, 2004. The Rural Sociologist, 24:2(June 2004):10.
  • Nwoha, O.J., Susan B. Watson, Gary A. Kennedy, and Kenneth W. Rea. “Characteristics of Rural E-Commerce Adopters in the South.”  Selected Poster presented at the annual meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Denver, Colorado, August 1-4, 2004.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Philip C. Hamilton, O.J. Nwoha, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “Plugging Rural America into E-commerce Technologies.”  Selected Poster presented at the Teaching in Higher Education Forum, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, April 28-29, 2003.
  • Nwoha, O.J., Gary A. Kennedy, Phil Hamilton, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “A University Model for Rural Business E-commerce Education and Adoption.”  Selected Paper presented at the Southern Rural Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Mobile, Alabama, February 1-5, 2003.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Philip C. Hamilton, O.J. Nwoha, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “Plugging Rural America into E-commerce Technologies.”  Selected Poster presented at the Southern Rural Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Mobile, Alabama, February 1­5, 2003.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Philip C. Hamilton, O.J. Nwoha, and Kenneth W. Rea.  “Plugging Rural America into E-commerce Technologies.”  Selected Poster presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings Selected Poster Session, Long Beach, California, July 28-31, 2002.
  • Henning, Steven A. Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Land Market Research at LSU.” Louisiana rural land market research results presented at the Louisiana Realtors Land Institute Sixteenth Annual Conference, Burden Research Plantation, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 12, 2002.
  • Henning, Steven A., Janis B. Breaux, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Gary A. Kennedy, and Huizhen Niu. “The Influence of Physical and Environmental Characteristics on Sugarcane Land Values in Louisiana.” Selected Paper presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 2-6, 2002. Proceedings, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 34:1(August 2002).
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Mark W. Murphey, William H. Green, and J.B. Melton.  “Student Application of Value-Added Marketing Concepts to University Livestock Sale.” Selected Poster presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings Selected Poster Session, Tampa, Florida, July 30-August 2, 2000.
  • Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Patricia Soto, Gary A. Kennedy, Steven A. Henning, and Huizhen Niu. “Travel Time-Rural Land Value Relationship in Urban Fringe Areas.”  Selected Poster presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings Selected Poster Session, Tampa, Florida, July 30-August 2, 2000.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A. Henning, Gary A. Kennedy, and Huizhen Niu. “Land Values at the Rural-Urban Fringe: A Spatial Econometric Analysis.”  Selected Paper presented at Valuation 2000, a professional real estate conference sponsored by the American Society of Appraisers, the Appraisal Institute, and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 10-13, 2000.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A. Henning, Huizhen Niu, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Land Values at the Rural Urban Fringe: A Spatial Econometric Analysis.”  Paper presented at the Southern Extension/Research Activity-Information Exchange Group (SERA-IEG) Meeting, Georgia Center for Continuing Education, The University of Georgia, May 18, 2000. Proceedings, forthcoming.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., “Estimating Tract Value Relationships in the North Louisiana Timberland Market.” Louisiana rural land market research results presented at the Louisiana Realtors Land Institute Fourteenth Annual Conference, Burden Research Plantation, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 14, 2000.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Steven A. Henning, and Huizhen Niu. “Estimating Tract Value Relationships in the Timberland Market.” Selected Poster presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings Selected Poster Session, Nashville, Tennessee, August 8-11, 1999.  Poster Abstract, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 81:5(December 1999): 1324.
  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Market Survey: Rural Land Market Activity in Louisiana.” Louisiana rural land market survey results presented at the Louisiana Realtors Land Institute Thirteenth Annual Conference, Burden Research Plantation, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 16, 1999.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Steven A. Henning, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Hector O. Zapata. “Implications of the FAIR Act on the Risk-Return Relationship of Southwest Louisiana Rice Producers.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Southwestern Society of Economists, Houston, Texas, March 10-13, 1999.
  • Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Steven A. Henning, Chunxiao Li, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Spatial Economic Analysis of a Rural Land Market.”  Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Southwestern Society of Economists, Houston, Texas, March 10-13, 1999.
  • Kennedy, Gary A.,  William H. Green, and Mark W. Murphey. “Economic and Geographic Impacts of Equine Infectious Anemia on the Louisiana Agricultural Industry.” Selected Poster presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting Selected Poster Session, Memphis, Tennessee, January 31-February 3, 1999. Poster Abstract, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 31:1(July 1999): 409.
  • Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Steven A. Henning, Gary A. Kennedy, and Huizhen Niu. “Spatial Data Analysis Procedures for Exploring Rural Land Markets.” Selected Poster presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting Selected Poster Session, Memphis, Tennessee, January 31-February 3, 1999. Poster Abstract, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 31:1(July 1999): 410.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A. Henning, Chunxiao Li, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Rural Land Market Model Estimation in the Presence of Spatial Autocorrelation.” Selected Poster presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings Selected Poster Session, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 2-5, 1998.  Poster Abstract, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 80:5(December 1998): 1209.
  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Market Survey: Rural Land Market Activity in Louisiana.” Louisiana rural land market survey results presented at the Louisiana Realtors Land Institute Twelfth Annual Conference, Burden Research Plantation, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 8, 1998.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A. Henning, and Gary A. Kennedy. “A New Policy Environment and its Effect on Farm Debt Carrying Capacity.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Southwestern Society of Economists, Dallas, Texas, March 3-7, 1998. Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Faculty Series No. SP-98-02, March 1998.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Steven A. Henning, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Hector O. Zapata. “The Regional Impact of Rice Deficiency Payments on the Risk-Return Relationship of Louisiana Producers,” Selected Poster presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting Selected Poster Session, Little Rock, Arkansas, February 1­4, 1998. Poster Abstract, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 30:1(July 1998): 248.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Steven A. Henning, Gary A. Kennedy, and Chunxiao Li. “Financial Implications of a New Farm Policy Environment,” Selected Poster presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting Selected Poster Session, Little Rock, Arkansas, February 1-4, 1998. Abstract, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 30:1(July 1998): 248.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Steven A. Henning, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Hector O. Zapata. “The Effect of Deficiency Payments on the Risk-Return Relationship of Louisiana Cotton Farms,” 1998 Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conferences, pp. 303-306. Paper presented at the Cotton Economics and Marketing Conference, Beltwide Cotton Conferences,  San Diego, California, January 5-9, 1998.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Steven A. Henning, and Chunxiao Li. “GIS Procedures for Analyzing Rural Land Markets,” invited seminar at Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand, October 30, 1997.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Steven A. Henning, and Chunxiao Li. “Regional Variation in the Capitalized Land Value of Cotton Base Acreage in Louisiana.” Selected Poster presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting Selected Poster Session, Toronto, Canada, July 27-30, 1997. Poster Abstract, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 79:5(December 1997): 1737.
  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Rural Land Market Activity in Louisiana.” Louisiana rural land market survey results presented at the Louisiana Realtors Land Institute Eleventh Annual Conference, Burden Research Plantation, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 25, 1997.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., Gary A. Kennedy, Steven A. Henning, and Ming Dai. “A Visual Perspective of Rural Land Markets Using GIS Procedures,” Selected Poster presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting Selected Poster Session, Birmingham, Alabama, February 2-5, 1997.  Poster Abstract, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 29:1(1997): 220.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, Steven A. Henning, and Ming Dai. “Hedonic Valuation of Cotton Base Acreage in Louisiana,” 1997 Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conferences, pp. 262-267. Paper presented at the Cotton Economics and Marketing Conference, Beltwide Cotton Conferences, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 6-10, 1997.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Steven A. Henning, Ming Dai, and Lonnie R. Vandeveer. “A GIS-Based Approach for Including Topographic and Locational Attributes in the Hedonic Analysis of Land Values,” Selected Poster presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting Selected Poster Session, San Antonio, Texas, July 28-31, 1996. Poster Abstract, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 78:5(December 1996): 1419.
  • Henning, Steven A., Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Gary A. Kennedy. “Rural Land Market Activity in Louisiana.” Louisiana rural land market survey results presented at the Louisiana Realtors Land Institute Tenth Annual Conference, Burden Research Plantation, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 7, 1996.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Steven A. Henning, and Lonnie R. Vandeveer. “Determining Land Values: The Influence of Property Characteristics on Land Value.” Research results presented at the Louisiana Realtors Land Institute Tenth Annual Conference, Burden Research Plantation, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 7, 1996.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., and Lonnie R. Vandeveer. “Hedonic Analysis of Rural Land Values in Southwest Louisiana.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Southwestern Society of Economists, San Antonio, Texas, March 6-9, 1996.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., Steven A. Henning, Lonnie R. Vandeveer, and Ming Dai. “Multivariate Procedures for Estimating Rural Land Submarkets,” Selected Poster presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting Selected Poster Session, Greensboro, North Carolina, February 4-7, 1996. Poster Abstract, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 28:1(July 1996): 236.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., and Lonnie R. Vandeveer. “Spatial Analysis of the Louisiana Rural Land Market: A Multivariate Approach.” Selected Poster presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, August 6-9, 1995. Poster Abstract, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 77:5(December 1995): 1392.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., and Lonnie R. Vandeveer. “Rural Land Market Activity in Louisiana.” Louisiana rural land market survey results presented at the Louisiana Realtors Land Institute Ninth Annual Conference, Burden Research Plantation, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 26, 1995.
  • Vandeveer, Lonnie R., and Gary A. Kennedy. “Financial Dimensions of Farm Tenure: A Teaching Approach.” Selected Poster presented at the annual meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Orlando, Florida, August 1-4, 1993. Poster Abstract, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 75:5(December 1993): 1319.
  • Kennedy, Gary A., and Christopher E.C. Gan, “Optimal Production Mixes of Rice and Soybeans in Louisiana: A Portfolio Approach.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Southwestern Society of Economists, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2-5, 1993.

Academic honors

  • Recipient, 2011 Professorship Award in Recognition of Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service, Louisiana Tech University Foundation, Inc., May 21, 2011.
  • Recipient, Outstanding Academic Alumnus, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 5, 2005.
  • Recipient, Selected Poster Competition, First Place, Rural Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Sacramento, California, August 12-15, 2004.
  • Recipient, Selected Poster Competition, Third Place, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings, Denver, Colorado, August 1-4, 2004.
  • Recipient, John D. Griffin Award for Outstanding Professional Service, College of Applied and Natural Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, April 3, 2003.
  • Recipient, Selected Poster Competition, First Place, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings, Long Beach, California, July 28-31, 2002.
  • Recipient, Selected Poster Competition, First Place, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings, Tampa, Florida, July 29-August 2, 2000.
  • Recipient, Outstanding Academic Paper Presentation/Publication, First Place, Valuation 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 10-13, 2000.
  • Recipient, Outstanding Instructor of Upper Level Courses, College of Applied and Natural Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, April 5, 2000.
  • Recipient, Distinguished Professional Contribution Award, Poster Competition, First Place, Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings, Memphis, Tennessee, January 31-February 3, 1999.
  •  Finalist, Distinguished Dissertation Award (top 12 of more than 200 dissertations), Louisiana State University, April 8, 1996.
  • Recipient, Prentiss E. Schilling Outstanding Dissertation Award, College of Agriculture, Louisiana State University, March 20, 1996.
  • Recipient, Distinguished Professional Contribution Award, Poster Competition, Second Place, Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings, Greensboro, North Carolina, February 4-7, 1996.
  • Member, Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 1994.
  • Recipient, Graduate School Fellowship, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, September 1988.
  • Member, The Fraternity of Alpha Zeta, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, October 1981.

University committees

  • Louisiana Tech University Athletics Council Personnel Subcommittee
  • Louisiana Tech University Intellectual Property Committee
  • Louisiana Tech University Representative on the Sparta Groundwater Commission

Agricultural industry affiliations

  • Lincoln Parish Farm Bureau Federation, Board of Directors Louisiana Ag Credit, ACA, Board of Directors Farm Credit System Workshops Attended:
  • Executive Compensation Workshop sponsored by the Farm Credit Bank of Texas, July 13-14, 2010, Dallas, Texas.
  •  Audit Committee Workshop sponsored by the Farm Credit Bank of Texas, June 10­11, 2010, Irving, Texas.
  • Director Development Program Workshop sponsored by the Farm Credit Bank of Texas, March 3-5, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Director Development Program Workshop sponsored by the Farm Credit Bank of Texas, February 23-25, 2009, San Antonio, Texas. 

Professional affiliations 

  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association
  • Southwestern Society of Economists