Skyler Simnitt



Skyler Simnitt joined ERS as a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the Crops Branch in the Market and Trade Economics Division in July 2019 as part of the first contingent in Kansas City. His research interests include agribusiness, production, labor, development, and econometrics. His current duties at ERS also include managing the citrus outlook report.


Skyler received his Ph.D. in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida in 2019. He also has an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Brigham Young University.

Professional Affiliations

Skyler is a member of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.

Selected Publications

Perez, Agnes and Skyler Simnitt. 2019. Fruit and Tree Nut Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Roka, F.M., S. Simnitt, D. Farnsworth. Pre-employment Costs Associated with H-2A Agricultural Workers and the Effects of the ‘60-Minute Rule’.(2017, April). International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 20(3).

Simnitt, S., T. Borisova, D. Chavez, M. Olmstead. Frost Protection for Georgia Peach Varieties: Current Practices and Information Needs. (2017, June). HortTechnology. 7(3).

Simnitt, S., G. Onel, D. Farnsworth. Retaining High-Skilled Harvest Workers. (2017, September). Citrus Industry. AgNet Media, Inc.