My students enjoy using Barchart Trader and I plan to take advantage of Barchart whenever I have the chance in my courses so my students can continue to excel in ag econ far after graduation...

-Fabio Mattos

Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

How a Professor Helps His Students Apply Key Commodity Data to Real-World Situations

Meet the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 years, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been a leader in higher education. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln consistently ranks in the top tier of national research universities and they are ranked near the top third of all national universities, both public and private. In recent years, Nebraska has been ranked highly for value, graduation rate and access.

The Department of Agricultural Economics is a vital participant for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the State of Nebraska to develop solutions to the world's agriculture and resource problems. The mission of the department is to improve decision-making by public officials, private producers and agribusinesses by giving them economics information, insights, analytical tools, and skills that are not otherwise available.

Challenge

A professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln was in search of a way to provide hands-on learning in his classroom to allow his students to apply real-life data to their curriculum.

Enter Barchart

Barchart’s trading platform Barchart Trader ended up being the perfect solution for this class at the University. Supplied with real-time market data, charts, and trading, students get a comprehensive understanding of how the topics they’re studying apply to real life. With Barchart Trader, they can use the data that they analyze and apply it to concepts such as risk management, price analysis, commodity marketing, decision-making, and more.

“I have incorporated Barchart Trader now in AECN 436 Commodity Price Forecasting and it has helped all of my students better understand and be able to apply key data to many real-world situations,” said Fabio Mattos, Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “My students enjoy using Barchart Trader and I plan to take advantage of Barchart whenever I have the chance in my courses so my students can continue to excel in ag econ far after graduation,” added Mattos.

With a solid foundation for understanding and applying data to the world’s agriculture and resource problems, the students in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln are equipped to be the future leaders in agriculture, economics, business or natural resources that the world needs. To learn more about the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, please visit agecon.unl.edu.

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