CSU, Chico

Patrick D. O'Rourke

Patrick D. O'Rourke

Visiting Professor 

Patrick D. O'Rourke

Office: Siskiyou 129

Campus Zip: 310

Phone: 530-898-5449

Fax: 530-898-6170

Courses

- Farm Supply and Food Industry Management

- Agriculture and the Environment

- Negotiation: Science, Art & Practice

- Agribusiness Financial Management

- Agribusiness Strategy and Analysis  

Research and Professional Interests

Current projects cover: (1) Economic Impact of ban on fall application of nitrogen in Illinois, (2) Development of grocery and agribusiness Web-based business simulations for teaching, (3) Development of cooperative business training for high school age and above.  Widely published on topics related to agribusiness management and the economic feasibility of agriculture and food enterprises

Service to the College, University, and Community

2011 - Elected President of the American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources (AASCARR)

2008-Present -- Appointed to USDA – CSREES Employment Opportunities Working Group Panel of Experts

2009 -- Awarded membership in ISU’s Million Dollar Club

2006 to Present -- Elected to Board of Directors of American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources

2006 to Present – Appointed to the Advisory Council of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Chicago, Illinois

2003-2005 - Commission Member for National Food and Agribusiness Management Education Commission (NFAMEC) created by USDA to provide input to the future of food and agribusiness management education in the United State