1. Staff

Myriah Johnson, Ph.D.

Economics Program Lead 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.

Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science, Texas A&M University, 2016
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, 2009
Honors
  • American Society of Animal Science Southern Section National Pork Board Award for Research, 2014
  • Algal Research Journal 2013 Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, 2014
  • Oklahoma State University Senior of Significance, 2008
  • Oklahoma State University Top Ten Freshman Woman, 2006
Professional Memberships
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association