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About Dr. Cheryl J. Wachenheim

Cheryl Wachenheim

Office: Barry Hall 520

Phone: 701.231.7452

Fax: 701.231.7400

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Cheryl Wachenheim is a Professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. She holds an undergraduate degree in animal sciences from the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s and doctorate in Agricultural Economics and an MBA from Michigan State University. She began her academic career at Illinois State University in Central Illinois and has been on the faculty at NDSU since 1998.  She regularly teaches classes in economics, agricultural sales, agricultural finance, agricultural marketing, and strategic marketing and management.  Research interests focus on eliciting perceptions and valuations from consumers, firms, students and other stakeholders and decision makers.  Analysis then allows for identification of high-value marketing and management strategies.  Cheryl has been a member of the MN Army National Guard since 1998. She is currently the Commander of the 204th Area Medical Support Company in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.



  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics. Farm Management. August 1994
  • M.B.A. Materials and Logistics Management. December 1992
  • M.S. in Agricultural Economics. June 1991


  • B.S. in Animal Science; minor in Agricultural and Applied Economics. July 1988

Academic Experience

AUGUST, 2015 TO JULY, 2016
Visiting Distinguished Chair Fulbright Lecturer, School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Mingde Main Building, No. 59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872.

Professor (as of July, 2010), Associate Professor (as of July, 2003) and previously Assistant Professor, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Appointment: 60 percent research; 40 percent teaching.

Latest Publications

Qin, Ming, Cheryl Joy Wachenheim, Zhigang Wang, and Shi Zheng. 2018. Factors Affecting Chinese Farmers’ Microcredit Participation. Agricultural Finance Review.

Şentürklü, Songul, Douglas G Landblom, Robert Maddock, Tim Petry, Cheryl J. Wachenheim, and Steve I. Paisley. 2018. Effect Of Yearling Steer Sequence Grazing of Perennial And Annual Forages in an Integrated Crop And Livestock System on Grazing Performance, Delayed Feedlot Entry, Finishing Performance, Carcass Measurements, and Systems Economics. Journal of Animal Science 96(6), pp. 2204–2218, (not corresponding author).

Zheng, Shi, Zhigang Wang, and Cheryl Joy Wachenheim. 2018. Technology adoption among farmers in Jilin Province, China: The case of aerial pesticide application. China Agricultural Economic Review.

Wachenheim, Cheryl, David C. Roberts, Nana Addo, and John Devney. 2018. Farmer Preferences for a Working Wetlands Program. Wetlands 38(5), pp. 1005-1015. doi:10.1007/s13157-018-1052-3.

Wachenheim, Cheryl, David C. Roberts, Neeraj Dhingra, William Lesch, and John Devney. 2018. Effects of Contract Attributes on Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment Decisions in the Prairie Pothole Region: Results from a Discrete Choice Experiment. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 73(3), pp. 337-352. doi:10.2489/jswc.73.3.337.

Zhu, Qianyu, Cheryl J. Wachenheim, Zhiyao Ma and Cong Zhu. 2018. Supply Chain Re-engineering: A Case Study of the Tonghui Agricultural Cooperative in Inner Mongolia. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 21(1), pp. 133 – 160.

Zheng, Shi, Zhigang Wang, and Cheryl Wachenheim. 2018. Risk Perceptions and Risk Attitudes among Chinese Consumers: the Toxic Capsule Crisis. Journal of Risk Research. 21(10), pp. 1,184-1,196.

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