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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics


  • Ph.D. Oklahoma State University (Agricultural Economics) 
  • M.S. University of Arkansas (Agricultural Economics) 
  • B.A. University of Arkansas (Economics) 

Teaching Specialties

  • Commodity Futures Markets 
  • Rural Development 
  • Applied Economics 
  • Applied Statistics 

Research Interests

  • Rural Broadband 
  • Rural and Community Economic Development  
  • Teaching Pedagogy  


  • Food Distribution Research Society 
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association 
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association  


Dr. Manlove has been a faculty member in the College of Agriculture at A-State since 2020 and currently is an assistant professor of agricultural economics. Prior to joining A-State, Dr. Manlove worked for Tarleton State University and for Bunge North America. Dr. Manlove has an active research program in the area of rural and community development with a focus on the uses of rural broadband to sustain and produce development.  

He has published many scholarly articles in national and international scientific journals and has received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several local and state agencies.  

Jacob Manlove

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3942


Building: Agriculture
Room: 222