School of Agriculture

Dr. Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon, Professor of Ag Economics

Knoblauch Hall 308
(309) 298-1084

Agricultural Background

Raised on a diversified livestock farm in southern Missouri. Active in FFA. Served as high school agriculture instructor in Le Sueuer, Minnesota.

Degrees Awarded

  • B.S. University of Missouri - Columbia
  • M.S. University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Ph.D. Oklahoma State University

WIU Courses Taught

* Normally assigned courses. Locations on study courses vary.

  • AGRI 220 – Introduction to Agribusiness*
  • AGEC 342 – Agricultural Law
  • AGRI 349 – Agribusiness Management*
  • AGRI 390 – Agricultural Sales
  • AGRI 420 – Agricultural Leadership and Personal Development*
  • AGEC 430/Econ 430 – Environmental Economics
  • AGEC 442 – Commodity and Livestock Marketing
  • AGEC 443 – Agricultural Finance*
  • AGEC 449 – Farm Management
  • INAG 310 – International Agriculture*
  • INAG 361 – International Agriculture Travel Study in the Western Hemisphere – Brazil*
  • INAG 362 – International Agriculture Travel Study in the Eastern Hemisphere – Russia (co-instructor)

Major Accomplishments

Honorary American FFA Degree

Research Interests

Human Capital Development; Economic Development, Personal Finance.

Additional Duties

Adviser for Alpha Gamma Rho; Co-Adviser for Agribusiness Club

Program Advisory Board for Illinois Ag in the Classroom program; member of Phi Beta Delta; Involvement in international projects/travel to Brazil, Russia, Pakistan, China, Liberia, and Ghana.

Personal Interest

Travel, interacting with people from different cultures, both classic rock and classical music and watching movies.