Crystal CarpenterSenior Economist, Specialty Crops
Crystal Carpenter is a senior economist in CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division, where she focuses on a range of specialty crop sectors, identifying market trends, risks and opportunities.
Ms. Carpenter brings extensive agricultural economics experience to CoBank, most recently as a vice president in Informa’s agribusiness consulting practice where she undertook market and policy analyses, feasibility studies, and supply/demand and price forecasting studies for a wide variety of agricultural and bioenergy sectors. She earned bachelor’s degrees in both agricultural economics and Spanish from the University of Idaho, graduating magna cum laude, and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Michigan State University.
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