Audrey Luke-Morgan joined the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources in August 2012 as a Lecturer with a focus on Agribusiness and Applied Economics. She currently services as advisor to the the Agricultural Business Club and NAMA (National Agri-Marketing Association) Team.
Prior to joining ABAC faculty, she served as a Public Service Associate with the University of Georgia’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development as an agribusiness economist. Her focus included applied research and outreach services for Georgia agribusinesses of interest to industry or commodity groups and rural economic development groups including research projects, feasibility for new agribusiness ventures, market surveys, development of detailed business and marketing plans and economic impact studies. Ms. Luke-Morgan was responsible for conducting pro active research studies of new and emerging agribusiness opportunities and developing outreach programs to facilitate agricultural and natural resource economic development in the state.
As a graduate student at the University of Georgia, the primary focus of Ms. Luke-Morgan’s graduate research was New Generation Cooperatives and the feasibility of their development in Georgia. In particular, she considered the economic analysis of a large scale, producer cooperative owned pork slaughter plant in Georgia. She also successfully completed the Certified Public Accountant exam while attending graduate school.
Upon completion of her graduate studies in 1998, Ms. Luke-Morgan began work as a Research Coordinator with the University of Georgia National Center for Peanut Competitiveness. Her work experience with the PeanutCenter was one with focus on multi-disciplinary and multi-state efforts. Her responsibilities included coordination with production scientists to plan and conduct research relative to peanuts. She has worked with production scientists including agronomists, entomologists, plant pathologists and other economists throughout Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas and New Mexico in an effort to enhance the competitiveness of US peanut producers.