Nathan Smith

Extension Professor of Agribusiness Production
Extension Economist
Agronomic Crops Program Team, Agribusiness Program Team, Agricultural Sciences Department, Public Service Activities, Sandhill Research and Education Center

Office: Sandhill REC
Phone: 803-788-5700
Fax: 803.736.4418


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
University of Kentucky 2001

M.S. Agricultural Economics
Auburn University 1992

B.S. Agricultural Economics
Clemson University 1989


Dr. Nathan Smith is a Professor and Extension Economist with Clemson University. He is located at the Sandhill Research and Education Center in Columbia, SC where his major responsibilities include production economics and risk management education for row crops. He also has expertise in commodity marketing and farm bill education, conducting program with county Extension agents and growers, both locally and nationally. During the last three farm bills, Dr. Smith was an integral part of the Extension Ag Economics Farm Bill Education education program and coordinated the Georgia 2014 Farm Bill Education Program. He has interest in working with interdisciplinary teams to address economic decisions growers face.

Dr. Smith was an Extension Economist with the University of Georgia from 2000 to 2015, located on the Tifton Campus. He was an Extension Marketing Specialist for row crops at the University of Arkansas from 1996-1999.

Recent Service and Leadership Activities:
- Production Risk Coordinator for the Southern Risk Management Education Center, 2013-present.
- Organizer and Moderator - Invited Symposium“The 2014 Farm Bill and Southern Agriculture”, SAEA Annual Meeting, 2015.
- Coordinator and Co-Organizer - National Extension Farm Bill Education Conference, 2014.
- Co-Organizer and Moderator - Organized Symposiums “Southern Crops and Livestock Outlook” SAEA Annual Meeting, 2013, 2014, 2015.
- Chair - SERA39 Public Policy Issues Education, 2013-2014.
- Discussant - “Changes in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Areas in the South: Is Future Population Growth Being Overlooked?” Organized Symposium. SAEA Annual Meeting, 2013.
- Coordinator - Southern Region Agricultural Outlook Conference sponsored by the Southern Extension Marketing, Farm Management and Public Affairs Committees, Southern Risk Management Education Center, and AgFirst Farm Credit, 2004-2015.

Professional Organizations:
American Agricultural Economics Association, Extension Section
American Peanut Research and Education Society
Georgia Agricultural County Agents Association
SERA-39 Public Policy Issues Education
South Carolina Agricultural County Agents Association
Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Southern Region Extension Economists Committee

 Extension and Outreach

Production Economics
Risk Management
Crop Insurance
Commodity Marketing
Value-added Agriculture and Cooperatives