Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of agricultural economics at Purdue University, has been selected to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics advisory board.

The NAREEE Board regularly advises the secretary and land-grant colleges and universities on top national priorities and policies related to food and agricultural research, education, extension and economics.

Lusk is one of 10 newly appointed members to the 25-person board. Members serve a three-year term and represent a specific category of U.S. agricultural stakeholders. He will represent the National Social Science Association category.

Lusk is a food and agricultural economist who studies what we eat and why we eat it. In 2015, he was named a fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and in 2017, he was honored with Borlaug CAST Communication Award. Lusk earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Technology from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University. His most recent book, “Unnaturally Delicious: How Science and Technology are Serving up Super Foods to Save the World,” was published by St. Martin's Press in 2016.