Fruin Professor of Farmland Economics and Director, TIAA Center for Farmland Research
University of Illinois
Dr. Bruce J. Sherrick, is the Marjorie and Jerry Fruin Professor of Land Economics, and Director of the TIAA Center for Farmland Research in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois. He was nominated by the President and Confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Board of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Association, or Farmer Mac where he serves as chair of Audit. Dr. Sherrick teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in applied finance, and financial modeling. He has been recognized on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent 14 times and has won Outstanding Teaching awards in both his College and Department, as well as the Hughes Teaching Enhancement Award at the University of Illinois, and the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Paul A. Funk Excellence Award. Dr. Sherrick's research is concentrated in the areas of risk analysis, crop insurance evaluation, farmland market structure and performance, and modeling of financial institutions. He is also one of the faculty members who have created and maintain programs at the _farmdoc_ and _farmdocdaily_ websites, the multiple award winning agricultural decision making support program at the University of Illinois (http://www.farmdocdaily.illino... [http://www.farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/]). Dr. Sherrick earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University with subject matter fields in Finance and Marketing. Dr. Sherrick is also managing partner of _integrated Financial Analytics & Research_ (_iFAR_), a consulting firm in Champaign that specializes in crop insurance evaluation models, credit risk assessment, and modeling of agricultural finance institutions, and is also an author/coauthor of the _FAST_ (Financial Analysis and Solution Tools) suite of decision tools supporting agricultural producers and lenders.