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Saul Abarca

Assistant Teaching Professor

Department of Horticulture
259 Horticulture Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50011-1100


(515) 294-5855
259 Horticulture

Ph.D., Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, 2015
M.S., Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia in Athens, 2007
B.S., International Business Administration, Universidad Veracruzana, 2003

Research Focus
Dr. Abarca Orozco’s research interests lie in the socio-economic aspects of agriculture, food, and natural resources. He also has experience with program planning and evaluation.

 Select Referred Publications
Israel, G.D., Sari, H.I., Owens Duffy, N., Galindo-Gonzalez, S., Diehl, D. C., Abarca-Orozco, S. J., García Varela, Elder., H. Sweeney L.B. (2020). Procedures for Improving Self-report Measurements to Capture Behavior Change: An Illustration. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. 8(2), 165-185.

Kropp, J.D, Abarca-Orozco, S. J., Israel, G. D., Diehl, D. C., Galindo-Gonzalez, S., Headrick, L., & Shelnutt K. P. (2017). A plate waste evaluation of the farm to school program. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. DOI: 50.10.1016/j.jneb.2017.10.005.

Teaching Responsibilities
GLOBE 201 – Introduction to Global Resource Systems
GLOBE 303 – Agricultural, Food and Natural Global Resource Systems
GLOBE 304 – Socio-Economic Global Resource Systems
GLOBE 401 – Senior Project

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