Bank economist receives award from Oklahoma State
Kansas City Fed Economist Cortney Cowley recently received the Early Career Achievement Award from her alma mater, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
The university’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources annually presents the award to two former students who have found early success in their careers. Cowley, who works in the Bank’s Omaha Branch, earned a bachelor’s degree in biosystems engineering at Oklahoma State (OSU) and, after completing a master’s degree in civil engineering at Colorado State University, received a doctorate in agricultural economics at OSU.
Travis Bradshaw, an agricultural education instructor in Burlington, Oklahoma, was the other 2019 Early Career Achievement honoree.
At the Bank, Cowley conducts research related to the farm economy, agricultural finance and natural resources and is a contributor to the Economic Review research journal.
“I feel gratitude for the opportunities I’ve had early in my career and pride in being a part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City,” Cowley said. “As an agricultural economist, I have the unique opportunity to work with an incredible team that is the leader in agricultural economic analysis for the Federal Reserve System. I think we do great work, but it is very rewarding to have others recognize that as well.”
While in Stillwater for the awards presentation, Cowley presented a research seminar for the university’s Department of Agricultural Economics and met with undergraduate and graduate students to discuss her career at the Bank.
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