Jaime Luke

Kansas State University

Luke was raised on a diversified row crop and cow-calf operation in northwest Missouri. As her family discussed calving updates and commodity markets around the dinner table, Luke knew a career in the beef industry was in her future. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri and is currently pursuing her doctorate in the same field at Kansas State University. While her focus is on agricultural economics, including livestock and meat markets, she is also involved with ongoing research seeking to understand the adoption of methane mitigating strategies by cattle producers.

 “I believe there exists value in communicating face-to-face with producers to fully grasp the ‘why’ behind the decision to adopt or not adopt a new technology or practice,” said Luke. “Receiving this scholarship will allow me to interact directly with producers to gather insights that can help the beef industry.”

2023 WD Farr Winner - Jaime Luke