Dr. John C. Bergstrom serves as the Richard B. Russell, Jr. Professor
of Public Policy and Professor of
Agricultural and Applied Economics
at The University of Georgia, Athens.
The Russell Professorship is named
in honor of the State of Georgia's
late U.S. Senator Richard B. Russell.
Mr. Russell also served as Governor
of Georgia and as a State Legislator.
Funding support for the Russell Professorship
is provided by the Richard
B. Russell Foundation.
Throughout his career, Mr. Russell was personally interested in and made major contributions to agriculture, natural resource conservation, national defense and improving the quality-of-life in rural America. The Russell Professorship is a continuation of this legacy. In his roles as Russell Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Dr. Bergstrom's research, teaching and outreach programs focus on developing concepts and techniques for assessing natural resource and agricultural values, and applying these values to resource and agricultural public policy and management. More »
News & Events
On May 14, 2008 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the House and Senate conference report for the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, abbreviated as the 2008 Farm Bill. Highlights of the Act (H.R. 2419) include: $10 billion in food and nutrition assistance; $1.3 billion for organic agriculture, fruit and vegetable programs and local food networks; $7.9 billion for the Environmental Quality Incentive Program, Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program, Wetlands Reserve Program, and the Conservation Reserve Program. See the links below for additional information.
John C. Bergstrom, Ph.D.
Russell Professor of Public Policy and
Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics
208 Conner Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7509
University of Georgia