Myriah Johnson, Ph.D.
Economics Program Leader and Agricultural Economics Consultant
Johnson serves as an agricultural economics consultant in the producer relations program. She joined the Noble Research Institute in 2016. Previously, in 2007, she served as a Noble Research Institute intern.
While working on her doctorate, Johnson worked as a research associate in the Agricultural and Food Policy Center in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. There she helped develop a Monte Carlo firm level economic/financial simulation model for analyzing the financial feasibility of algae farms.
In her doctorate work, Johnson developed a model to determine price and quantity effects on livestock and meat markets due to the removal of beta adrenergic agonists (β-AA) feed additives. Additionally, she focused on examining consumers' preferences for beef from algae-fed cattle and developed a predictive model for feedlot cattle mortality.
Johnson grew up in Perry, Oklahoma, a small town located in north-central Oklahoma, on a wheat, stocker and cow-calf operation.