Montana State University Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics 

External Advisory Board Meeting Agenda 

February 22, 2023 12:00pm – 2:00pm 

In Attendance: Megan Shroyer, John Grande, Bob Lowry, Greg Gilpin, Kate Koller 

Location: Department Head Office, 307A & DAEE Conference Room, Linfield 306 

Parking: Please park in Parking Garage (lot 10, numbered spaces only): zone #2361. Parking is paid for. 

  • Lunch 
  • Bylaw review and ratification 
    • Attachment: EAB Bylaws 
  • Purpose review and ratification 
    • Attachment: EAB Purpose 
  • Program objectives for all programs (Ag. Bus, Econ, Fin. Eng, Grad. Cert., and Graduate Cert.). Focus is on Ag. Bus but cursory review of others. 
    • Attachment: Program Objectives 
  • Alumni placement data 
    • Attachment: Placement data 
  • Curriculum overview 
  • Attachment: Program Guide 
  • Items not listed on agenda, e.g., discuss topics for next board meeting. 


Next Board Meeting: 

Alumni Survey 

Exit interview survey. 

  1. Department Head membership & attendance
  2. Frequency and location
  3. For next meeting: homework for members, presentations requested, information requested

Potential Topics of Discussion or Exploration: 

  1. Personnel, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
  2. Undergraduate Programming: Agricultural Business
  3. Undergraduate Programming: Economics
  4. New Undergraduate Degree: Financial Engineering
  5. Graduate Programming: MS Applied Economics
  6. Extension, Outreach, and Engagement
  7. Scholarship
  8. Service