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Dr. Richard Vyn

Agricultural Economics
Associate Professor

Degrees:

Ph.D. Agricultural Economics - University of Guelph
M.Sc (Agr.) Agricultural Economics - University of Alberta
B.A. Business Administration - Dordt College, Iowa
B.Sc. (Agr.) Agri-Business - Dordt College, Iowa

Research Interests:

Currently, research on farmland and rural property values is my primary area of interest. My other research interests include agricultural policy, agriculture marketing, and profitability analyses of production practices. Recent or current projects include:

  • Assessing the impacts of wind turbines on rural residential property values in Ontario
  • Estimating the impact of supply management on farmland values
  • Evaluating the economic impacts of long-term cover crop usage
  • Examining the influence of Business Risk Management programs on farm investment
  • Assessing the effects of the Greenbelt on farmland prices and on rural residential property prices
  • Comparing returns for corn and soybeans under various marketing strategies
  • Profitability analyses of cover crop practices

Teaching:

I teach in the Agriculture Diploma program program at Ridgetown Campus. Courses include:

Recent Publications:

  • Vyn, R. J. (2018). Property value impacts of wind turbines and the influence of heterogeneous preferences for wind energy. Land Economics 94 (4): 496-516.
  • Akimowicz, M., R. J. Vyn, H. Cummings, and K. Landman. (2018). An introduction to mixed methods research in agricultural economics: The example of farm investment in Ontario's Greenbelt, Canada. Journal of Rural Studies 61: 162-174.
  • Van Eerd, L. L., J. J. D. Turnbull, A. W. McKeown, C. J. Bakker, R. J. Vyn, and S. M. Westerveld. (2018). Comparing soluble to controlled-release nitrogen fertilizers: Storage cabbage yield, profit margins, and N use efficiency. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 98 (4): 815-829.
  • Heintzelman, M. D., R. J. Vyn, and S. Guth. (2017). Understanding the amenity impacts of wind development on an international border. Ecological Economics 137: 195-206.
  • Belfry, K. D., C. Trueman, R. J. Vyn, S. A. Loewen, and L. L. Van Eerd. (2017). Winter cover crops on processing tomato yield, quality, pest pressure, nitrogen availability, and profit margins. PLoS ONE 12 (7).
  • Wu, Z., A. Weersink, A. Maynard, G. Hailu, and R. J. Vyn. (2017). The impact of local ethanol production on grain basis in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 65 (3): 409-430.
  • Li, N., R. J. Vyn, and K. McEwan. (2016). To invest or sell? The impacts of Ontario’s Greenbelt on farm exit and investment decisions. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 38 (3): 389-412.
  • McCreary, C. M., D. Depuydt, R. J. Vyn, and C. L. Gillard. (2016). Fungicide efficacy of dry bean white mold [Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary, causal organism] and economic analysis at moderate to high disease pressure. Crop Protection 82: 75-81.
  • Vyn, R. J., and G. Hailu. (2015). Discount usage and price discrimination for pork products in Canada. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 63 (4): 449-474.
  • Vyn, R. J. (2015). The effect of agricultural zoning on rural residential property values: An application to Ontario’s Greenbelt. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 63 (3): 281-307.
  • Vyn, R. J., and R. M. McCullough. (2015). Reply to Comment on The effects of wind turbines on property values in Ontario: Does public perception match empirical evidence? Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 63 (2): 277-280.
  • Deaton, B. J., and R. J. Vyn. (2015). The effect of Ontario’s Greenbelt on the price of vacant farmland. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 63 (2): 185-208.
  • Mahoney, K. J., R. J. Vyn, and C. L. Gillard. (2015). The effect of pyraclostrobin on soybean plant health, yield, and profitability in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 95 (2): 285-292.
  • Van Eerd, L. L., S. A. Loewen, and R. J. Vyn. (2015). Winter wheat straw management on subsequent processing tomato yield, quality, economics and nitrogen dynamics. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 95 (2): 273-283.
  • Hailu, G., R. J. Vyn, and Y. Ma. (2014). The demand for pork products in Canada: Discount promotions and cannibalization. Agribusiness: an International Journal 30 (4): 470-492.
  • Vyn, R. J., and R. M. McCullough. (2014). The effects of wind turbines on property values in Ontario: Does public perception match empirical evidence? Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 62 (3): 365-392.
  • Congreves, K. A., R. J. Vyn, and L. L. Van Eerd. (2013). Evaluation of post-harvest organic carbon amendments as a strategy to minimize nitrogen losses in cole crop production. Agronomy 3 (1): 181-199.
  • Soltani, N., C. L. Stewart, R. E. Nurse, L. L. Van Eerd, R. J. Vyn, and P. H. Sikkema. (2012). Weed control, environmental impact and profitability of weed management strategies in glyphosate-tolerant corn. American Journal of Plant Sciences 3: 1594-1607.
  • Vyn, R. J., T. Virani, and B. Deen. (2012). Examining the economic feasibility of miscanthus in Ontario: An application to the greenhouse industry. Energy Policy 50: 669-676.
  • Vyn, R. J. (2012). The effectiveness of alternative marketing strategies for Ontario corn and soybean producers. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 60 (4): 427-449.
  • Vyn, R. J. (2012). Examining for evidence of the leapfrog effect in the context of strict agricultural zoning. Land Economics 88 (3): 457-477.
  • Vyn, R. J., Z. Haq, J. Weerahewa, and K. D. Meilke. (2012). The influence of market returns and government payments on Canadian farmland values. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 37 (2): 199-212.
  • O'Reilly, K. A., J. D. Lauzon, R. J. Vyn, and L. L. Van Eerd. (2012). Nitrogen cycling, profit margins and sweet corn yield under fall cover crop systems. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 92 (2): 353-365.
  • Stewart C. L., R. E. Nurse, L. L. Van Eerd, R. J. Vyn, and P. H. Sikkema. (2011). Weed control, environmental impact and economics of weed management strategies in glyphosate-tolerant soybean. Weed Technology 25 (4): 535-541.
  • O’Reilly, K. A., D. E. Robinson, R. J. Vyn, and L. L. Van Eerd. (2011). Weed populations, sweet corn yield and economics following fall cover crops. Weed Technology 25 (3): 374-384.
  • Deaton, B. J., and R. J. Vyn. (2010). The effect of strict agricultural zoning on agricultural land values: The case of Ontario’s Greenbelt. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92 (4): 941-955.

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