Dr. Ashley Lovell

Professor of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education, Tarleton State University

Extension Specialist - Economic Development, Texas Cooperative Extension


Dr. Ashley Lovell







Ph: (254) 968 1984


  • Director of Agricultural Programs and Professor of Agricultural Economics, Center for Agribusiness Excellence, January 2001 - August 2004
  • Department head for Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture and Range Management from August 1993 - January 2001
  • Professor and Extension Economist in Management, Department of Agricultural Economics and Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas A&M University 1978-1993
  • Managing Editor, Texas Journal of Agriculture & Natural Resources, 1998 - Present
  • Areas of interest include rural entrepreneurship, economic development, and farm/business management
  • Areas of specialization include financial, managerial and tax accounting, and risk management
  • Represented the southwestern states as a member of the Extension Service - Federal Crop Insurance Corporation National Advisory Committee, 1984-1993
  • Earned the Texas Agricultural Extension Service's highest recognition: the Individual Superior Service Award in 1991 "For outstanding achievement as an educator in risk management and crop insurance and as an advisor to public policy and Cooperative Extension Service initiatives in crop insurance," and the Team Superior Service Award in 1993
  • B.S. - Tarleton State University
    M.S. and Ph.D. - University of Missouri-Columbia in Agricultural Economics
  • Licensed as a CPA in Texas