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Biography 

Julie Shiflett, PhD, is an agricultural economic consultant with 18 years of experience developing feasibility studies for farmers and ranchers, and consulting for the American Sheep Industry Association. Shiflett develops agricultural economic market analyses, economic development programs, survey design, value-added feasibility studies, economic impact studies, policy recommendations and instructs college-level courses (economics, finance, and marketing).

Shiflett taught for three years in the Agricultural program at the Western Colorado Community College, a division of Colorado Mesa University. She taught Agricultural Economics, Farm and Ranch Management, Agricultural Marketing and Agricultural Finance.

Shiflett references her experience as a consultant and small business entrepreneur in her classroom. She shares personal and business stories and encourages students to similarly share their experiences.

Shiflett and her family live east of Colbran and raise Boer goats. Shiflett grew up overseas, in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Kenya, since her father worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Julie Shiflett's Curriculum Vitae