Dr. Ray Massey is an agricultural economist with the University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program. His specialty is risk management with an emphasis of on the impact of production agriculture on the environment. He has worked on reducing atrazine in water, management of manure, using weather information to manage land decisions and educating farmers and policy makers of the environmental sensitivities on their land. His current efforts focus on making management decisions that incorporate uncertain weather events.
He has a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University and was on the faculty of the University of Nebraska before coming to the University of Missouri to work with the Commercial Agriculture Program in 1995.