40 Under 40, Class of 2020

Ariana Torres

Company

Purdue University

Job Title

Assistant Professor

Accomplishments

Dr. Torres’ integrated research and Extension program, Horticulture Business, supports the economic viability and sustainability of the specialty crops industry. Her program involves: 1) scholarship through innovative applied research; 2) partnership with stakeholders (often farmers) to develop and deliver decision-making tools and education programs for farmers and 3) measuring and evaluating the program impact. Dr. Torres’ research focuses on the decision-making processes of specialty crop farmers along with customers’ perceptions and preferences.




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