Michael A. Boland
Director, University of Minnesota Food Industry Center
Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
- Agriculture and Environment
- Business and Management
Michael (Mike) Boland, Ph.D., holds the Koller endowed professorship in agribusiness management and information technology and is a professor of agricultural economics in the Department of Applied Economics in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. In addition, he is director of the University of Minnesota Food Industry Center.
Much of Boland's research involves public-private partnerships. He teaches educational modules on finance, governance, and strategic thinking in boards of director leadership programs, board retreats, and similar programs for cooperatives, credit unions, and mutual insurance firms.
In addition, Boland works with agribusinesses and cooperatives in Latin America, China, South Africa, Australia, and Europe. He lectures at Zamorano University in Honduras and is a speaker for the U.S. Department of State on global trade, food security, governance, and free trade agreement issues.
Boland has made more than 100 presentations on various issues related to the food system.