Hernan Tejeda is an Associate Professor, Extension Specialist of Dairy and Livestock Economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University of Idaho. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering from the Pontificia Catholic University of Chile, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Economics, focused on Agricultural Commodities from North Carolina State University. Dr. Tejeda has conducted research in price transmission, risk analysis, risk management, derivative markets, and crop insurance covering dairy, livestock and also crops markets. He likewise conducts economic analysis in collaborative interdisciplinary projects examining matters of nutrition, health, productivity, waste management, and economic and environmental sustainability among others for dairy and cattle operations. He has spearheaded, prepared and delivered numerous educational outreach workshops for dairy, cattle and crop producers – addressing matters of marketing, risk management and crop insurance at the University of Idaho and previously at Utah State University.