AEC 317 Marketing Horticultural Products

AEC 422 Agribusiness Management

Online Publications

Please see Vita for complete list of publications.


Center for Crop Diversification

Food Systems Innovation Center

Kentucky MarketMaker


Timothy A. Woods

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402 Charles E. Barnhart Bldg.
Lexington KY 40546-0276

Phone: 859-257-7270
Fax: 859-323-1913

PhDMichigan State University 1996
MSTexas A&M University 1988
BSPurdue University1985

Extension Professor

Agribusiness Management and Marketing,
and Marketing Horticultural Products

Agribusiness Club Faculty Adviser

Current Projects

Agribusiness management and marketing with special emphasis on horticulture, food business development, consumer and direct markets, and farm entrepreneurship; MarketReady Training for Specialty Crop Growers, a producer training program designed to educate producers on best business practices associated with selling to grocery, restaurant, wholesale, and other institutional markets; UK Food Systems Innovation Center; Center for Crop Diversification; Going to the Farm-acy: The Effect of CSA-Backed Produce Prescriptions on Eating Behaviors and Health Outcomes in Rural Kentucky;

Career Highlights

President for the Food Distribution Research Society; Appointed by the USDA SRMEC to lead a team charged with identifying local foods research and extension priorities for the Southern U.S..

Highlighted Publications

Maes, Thong, Wuyang Hu, Timothy Woods, Marv Batte, and Stan Ernst, "Substitutes or Complements? Consumer Preference for Local and Organic Food Attributes", American Journal of Agricultural Economics, accepted with minor revisions, forthcoming.

Woods, Timothy A., “Innovation in Agri-Food Clusters: Theory and Case Studies: Book Review”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, doi: 10.1093/ajae/aat082, 2014.

Woods, Timothy, Margarita Velandia, Rodney Holcomb, Rebecca Dinning, and Eric Bendfeldt, “ Local Food Systems Markets and Supply Chains”, Choices, 28(4), 2013, available on line at:

Palma, Marco A., Kim Morgan, Tim Woods, and Sean McCoy, “Response of Land Grant Universities to the Increase in Consumer Demand for Local Foods in the South”, Choices,

Woods, Timothy, Lia Noguiera, and Shang-Ho Yang, “Linking Wine Consumers to the Consumption of Local Wines and Winery Visits in the Northern Appalachian States”, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 16(4):181-204, 2013.

Thilmany, Dawn, David Conner, Kynda Curtis, Kathleen Liang, Kranti Mulik, Jeffrey O’Hara, Martha Sullins, and Tim Woods, “Researching Market and Supply Chain Opportunities for Local Foods Systems: Setting Priorities and Identifying Linkages”, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 3(4):131-137,, 2013.

Miranda Combs, Matt Ernst, and Tim Woods, “Center for Crop Diversification Feedback Survey”, AEC Extension Publication AEC-2014-16,, September, 2014.


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