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AgEcon Welcomes a New Department Head

Farm Business Management Update, October/November 2005

By Herbert Stoevener (, Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, Virginia Tech

The most important good news for the Department is our hiring a new Department Head. Dr. Kevin Boyle, former Chair of the Agricultural Economics Department at the University of Maine and an accomplished researcher and teacher, will assume his duties as our Department Head on October 1, 2005. His coming is also good news for me personally, as it will allow me to return to full-time retirement. As some of you may know, I assumed the duties as Interim Department Head on a part-time basis on April 1, 2004. I was happy to help the Department get through this period of transition. For additional information on Kevin's productive career please view his site at

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