Dr. Lawrence Falconer has been presented the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the association’s highest award for significant and enduring contributions to the Agricultural Economics Profession.
Falconer is an Extension Professor for the Mississippi State University Extension Service and a member of the Mississippi State University Department of Agricultural Economics. Falconer has been at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville since August 2012. Before that, Falconer served 21 years as an Extension Specialist for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and was awarded the title of Professor and Extension Specialist Emeritus by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents in November 2012. Before his employment with the Texas A&M University system, Falconer worked in private industry as a staff economist. Falconer earned a Bachelor of Science degree (1978) along with a Master of Science degree (1980) in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University in 1992.
Falconer has been a member of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association since 1989 and served as a Director of the association from 2007 through 2009. Falconer has also served on the SAEA Distinguished Extension Program Award Committee and as a reviewer for the Association’s journal.
Falconer is a native of Stigler, Okla. He and his wife, Lynda, have one son, Warren, daughter-in-law, Jessica, and 2 grandchildren, James and Violet Falconer.