BRurSc (UNE), GradDipAgEcon (UNE), PhD (UNE)
Karl has over 20 years industry experience in the field of agribusiness management consulting, extension and research. He holds a Bachelor of Rural Science, Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics and a Doctor of Philosophy, all from the University of New England. Karl undertakes research and teaching in the fields of bioeconomic modelling of grazing and mixed farming systems (including integrated weed management) through simulation and stochastic dynamic programming, farm management economics and extension, rural finance and risk management, marketing and sustainable landscape management. He is currently involved in sustainable grazing systems research in China, Mongolia and Australia, as well as being the Australian representative and lead researcher in the international agri benchmark network which undertakes the international comparative analysis of Australian beef and sheep farms.
Since joining CSU in 2008 Karl has coordinated annual Agribusiness Today Forums in partnership with Regional Development Australia Central West. Karl is focused on developing the agribusiness and agricultural economic research capacity and profile of the school.
Prior to joining CSU Karl operated a agricultural consulting firm for over 10 years, which serviced rural clients, conducted research, training and extension activities throughout the central west of NSW. Karl has also previously been employed as an agricultural consultant at Wagga, a rural financial counsellor at Scone, farm management advisory officer at Tocal Agricultural College, and as an economist with the NSW Department of Primary Industries at Goulburn.
Dr Behrendt lectures in the following subjects: