Mark Stephenson is the Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this position, Dr. Stephenson conducts and coordinates research and outreach activities related to the dairy industry. He is involved in applied research at the firm-level, including milk assembly costs, processing costs, new processing technologies, farm costs and price risk management. He is also active in sector-level performance including dairy policy, spatial milk pricing, international trade and milk price forecasting.
Mark has a second title as Director of Wisconsin's Center for Dairy Profitability. In this capacity, he works with faculty and staff to coordinate a multi-disciplinary approach to dairy farm-level problem solving and planning.
A native of Michigan, Dr. Stephenson received his Bachelorʼs and Masterʼs degree from Michigan State University in Dairy Science and later, a second Masterʼs and PhD in Agricultural Economics at Cornell University.