Daniel Rainey, Ph.D.
Daniel Rainey serves as an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas. His research areas include examining the dynamics of local food systems, the impact of agri-tourism on families and communities, and the human capital needs for the global economy. Dr. Rainey holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management from the University of Arkansas, and masters and doctoral degrees in agricultural economics from Purdue University. A former trustee of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, he currently serves on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors and is faculty advisor to the chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Rainey lives in Fayetteville.