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Daniel Mooney
Agricultural and Resource Economics
College of Agricultural Sciences

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  • Ph D, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • MS, Michigan State University; Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Agricultural and Applied Economics

Dr. Mooney is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University (CSU). He holds research, teaching, extension, and service appointments with an emphasis on agricultural production systems, food and agricultural value chains, and business management. His current research and outreach projects include topics related to crop and livestock production management, water and soil resource sustainability, technology adoption and impact evaluation, and farm financial management. He currently teaches Agricultural and Resource Enterprise Analysis (AREC 305) for undergraduates and Agricultural Production and Cost Analysis (AREC 605) for graduates. Prior to joining CSU, Dr. Mooney earned degrees from the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D., B.S.) and Michigan State University (M.S.). He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama and has lived or worked in several other locations, including Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago, and Tennessee.

Mooney, Daniel F, Hill, Rebecca Lynn, "Hemp Value Chains at Ten Years" Regional Economic Development Institute (REDI), Colorado State University

Sitterson, Jan, Andales, Allan A, Mooney, Daniel F, Capurro, Maria Cristina, Brummer, Joe E, (2023) Developing a Crop Water Production Function for Alfalfa under Deficit Irrigation: A Case Study in Eastern Colorado Agriculture 13

Hill, Rebecca Lynn, Jablonski, Becca BR, Van, Laney, Wang, Ming, Patalee, Buddhika, Shepard, Jonathan, LeRoux, Matt, Mark, Tyler, Mooney, Daniel F, Thilmany, Dawn D, (2023) Producers Marketing a Novel Crop: A Field-level View of Hemp Market Channels Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 38 e22 1-5

Mooney, Daniel F, Kim, Sunhyun, Sullins, Martha J, Thilmany, Dawn, (2022) "The Ownership of Enterprise in Colorado: Agricultural and Community-Based Cooperatives" Regional Economic Development Institute

Mooney, Daniel F, Hoag, Dana Loyd Keske, Rasul, Zarif, Gao, Siwei, (2022) More Risk, More Money: When are Payments for Water Savings from Limited Irrigation Profitable for Farmers? Water Resources and Economics 40 100212

Mooney, Daniel F, Sitterson, Jan, Andales, Allan A, Capurro, Maria Cristina, Hill, Rebecca, (2022) "Research at the Subsurface Irrigation Efficiency Project" College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State University

Mooney, Daniel F, Swinton, Scott, Subia, Cristian , Peralta, Eduardo, (2022) Returns to Disease Resistance Research When Pest Management Is an Option Sustainability 14

Mooney, Daniel F, Kelley, Tim H, (2022) Comparative Profitability of Irrigated Cropping Activities for Temporary Water Transfers under Risk Aversion Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 48 1 202-218

Hensen, Reid M, Mooney, Daniel F, Hill, Alexandra E, Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria E, "Exploring the Relationship Between Grazing, Severe Drought, and Conservation Program Enrollment" Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Hill, Rebecca Lynn, Mooney, Daniel F, (2021) "Detailed Industry Analysis" State of Colorado

Hill, Rebecca Lynn, Mooney, Daniel F, Thilmany, Dawn D, (2020) Making Headway on the Hemp Industry in Colorado: the CHAMP Initiative Western Economics Forum 18 2 86-94

English, Burton, Mooney, Daniel F, Larson, James, Tyler, Donald, Toliver, Dustin, "Biofuel Feedstock Production: Crop Residues and Dedicated Bioenergy Crops" Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education (SARE)

Mooney, Daniel F, Ahola, Jason Kee, (2020) "BQA-Certified Producers Earn More per Head Sold" National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Angelo, Blake, (2020) " Colorado’s Mid-scale to Small Meat Value Chains. " Colorado Food System Advisory Council Issue Brief.

Mooney, Daniel F, Bolinson, Courtney, Barham, Bradford, (2019) Willingness to Rent Land for Rotational Grazing: The Importance of Survey Response Behavior Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 51 1 27-48

Rhoades, Ryan Douglas, Mooney, Daniel F, (2018) "Colorado Beef Producers Needs Assessment Results: Priorities Report" CSU Extension

Ahola, Jason Kee, Mooney, Daniel F, Edwards-Callaway, Lily Nowell, Bigler, Libby Jaed, Harrison, Meredith Ann, (2018) "Effect of Mentioning Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) in Lot Descriptions of Beef Calves and Feeder Cattle Sold through Video-Based Auctions on Sale Price" National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Brummer, Joe E, Ahola, Jason Kee, Rhoades, Ryan Douglas, Ippolito, Jim, Mooney, Daniel F, Schafer, David Wain, Shawver, Casey Janelle, (2017) "A Long-Term Integrated Evaluation of the ARDEC Irrigated Forage System" Colorado Beef Research Report: The State of Beef 1 Page 14

Barham, Bradford L, Mooney, Daniel F, (2016) "Ex-ante Estimation of Adoption Determinants for a Sustainable Land Management Practice: The Case of Non-operator Landowners"

Swinton, Scott M, Tanner, Sophia, Barham, Bradford L, Mooney, Daniel F, Skevas, Theodoros, (2016) How Willing Are Landowners to Supply Land for Bioenergy Crops in the Northern Great Lakes Region? GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12336

Barham, Bradford L, Mooney, Daniel F, Swinton, Scott M, others, , (2016) Inconvenient Truths about Landowner (Un) Willingness to Grow Dedicated Bioenergy Crops Choices 31 4

Mooney, Daniel F, Barham, Bradford L, Lian, Chang, (2015) Inelastic and Fragmented Farm Supply Response for Second-generation Bioenergy Feedstocks: Ex Ante Survey Evidence from Wisconsin Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (AEPP) 37 2 287–310

Lambert, Dayton M, English, Burton C, Harper, David C, Larkin, Sherry L, Larson, James A, Mooney, Daniel F, Roberts, Roland K, Velandia, Margarita, Reeves, Jeanne M, (2014) Adoption and Frequency of Precision Soil Testing in Cotton Production. Journal of Agricultural & Resource Economics 39 1

Mooney, Daniel F, Barham, Brad, Lian, Chang, Ventura, Steve, Hunt, Natalie, Meehan, Tim, Jackson, Randy, (2013) "Current Prospects for Bioenergy Crop Production on Marginal Lands: Results from a Farm Survey in Southwestern Wisconsin" University of Wisconsin, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Meehan, Timothy D, Gratton, Claudio, Diehl, Erica, Hunt, Natalie D, Mooney, Daniel F, Ventura, Stephen J, Barham, Bradford L, Jackson, Randall D, (2013) Ecosystem-service tradeoffs associated with switching from annual to perennial energy crops in riparian zones of the US Midwest PloS one 8 11 e80093

Boyer, Christopher N, Roberts, Roland K, English, Burton C, Tyler, Donald D, Larson, James A, Mooney, Daniel F, (2013) Effects of soil type and landscape on yield and profit maximizing nitrogen rates for switchgrass production Biomass and bioenergy 48 33–42

Mooney, Daniel F, Larson, James A, English, Burton C, Tyler, Donald D, (2012) Effect of dry matter loss on profitability of outdoor storage of switchgrass Biomass and Bioenergy 44 33–41

Gwathmey, C, Steckel, Lawrence E, Larson, James A, Mooney, Daniel F, (2011) Lower Limits of Cotton Seeding Rates in Alternative Row Widths and Patterns Agronomy Journal 103 3 584

Harper, DC, Lambert, DM, English, BC, Velandia, M, Mooney, DC, Larson, JA, Larkin, SL, Reeves, JM, (2010) "Adoption and perceived usefulness of precision soil sampling information in cotton production"

Larson, James A, Yu, Tun-Hsiang, English, Burton C, Mooney, Daniel F, Wang, Chenguang, (2010) Cost evaluation of alternative switchgrass producing, harvesting, storing, and transporting systems and their logistics in the Southeastern USA Agricultural Finance Review 70 2 184–200

Mooney, Daniel F, Roberts, Roland K, English, Burton C, Larson, James A, Tyler, Donald D, (2010) "Is Switchgrass Yield Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer Dynamic? Implications for Profitability and Sustainability at the Farm Level"

Mooney, Daniel F, Roberts, Roland K, English, Burton C, Lambert, Dayton M, Larson, James A, Velandia, Margarita, Larkin, Sherry L, Marra, Michele C, Martin, Steven W, Mishra, Ashok, others, , (2010) "Precision Farming by Cotton Producers in Twelve Southern States: Results from the 2009 Southern Cotton Precision Farming Survey" Research Series 10–02

Larson, James A, Gwathmey, C Owen, Mooney, Daniel F, Steckel, Lawrence E, Roberts, Roland K, (2009) Does Skip-Row Planting Configuration Improve Cotton Net Return? Agronomy Journal 101 4 738

Mooney, Dan, English, Burton C, (2009) "Economics of the Switchgrass Supply Chain: Enterprise Budgets and Production Cost Analyses" 30

Mooney, D.F., Larson, J.A., Roberts, R.K., English, B.C., (2009) When Does Variable Rate Technology for Agricultural Sprayers Pay? A Case Study for Cotton Production in Tennessee Journal of the ASFMRA 72 1 177–187

Mooney, Daniel F, Roberts, Roland K, English, Burton C, Tyler, Donald D, Larson, James A, (2009) Yield and breakeven price of ‘Alamo’switchgrass for biofuels in Tennessee Agronomy Journal 101 5 1234–1242

Subía, G, Peralta, I, Falconí-Castillo, Esteban, Pinzón, Z, Mooney, Daniel F, Swinton, Scott, others, , (2007) "Diagnostico sobre el cultivo de frejol arbustivo y el uso de pesticidas en el sistema de producción, en los valles del Chota y Mira. Provincias Imbabura y Carchi, Ecuador 2000-2005" Estación Experimental Santa Catalina, Programa Nacional de Leguminosas y Granos Andinos, 2007

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