Chyi Lyi Liang

Kellogg Distinguish Professor

Chyi Lyi Liang
College of Ag & Environ Sciences

Agribusiness Econ Agriscience

Coltrane Hall 105 B
Ph.D.Agricultural Economics / Purdue University-West Lafayette Campus
M.S.Agricultural Economics / Purdue University-West Lafayette Campus
B.S.Agriculture / National Taiwan University


Dr. Liang is an award-winning scholar and founder of Dollar Enterprise, one of the best entrepreneurship curricula in the US. Dr. Liang has a significant record of publications, presentations, awards, and grants in entrepreneurship and community development.

Research Interests

multifunctional agriculture, entrepreneurship, rural development, food systems, food networks

Recent Publications

  • Timothy Mulrooney, Chyi Lyi Liang, Lyubov Kurkalova, Christopher McGinn, Chima Okoli (2023). (Quantitatively defining and mapping rural: A case study of North Carolina). 97, pp. 47-56. Journal of Rural Studies.
  • Asmamaw Gerehiwot, Leila Hashemi-Beni, Lyubov Kurkalova, Chyi Lyi Liang, Manoj Jha (2022). (Using ABM to study the potential of land use change for mitigation of food deserts.). 14, pp. 9715, https://doi.org/10.3390/su14159715. Sustainability.
  • Chyi Lyi Liang (2021). (A collaborative approach to COVID-19 response: The Center for Environmental Farming Systems community-based food system initiatives). Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
  • I Demko, A.C. Sant'Anna, Chyi Lyi Liang (2021). (An overview of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and implications for agricultural enterprise recovery from COVID). Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development..
  • Chyi Liang, Lyubov Kurkalova, Leila Hashemi-Beni, Timothy Mulrooney, Manoj Jha, Haoran Miao, Greg Monty (2021). (Introducing an innovative design to examine human-environment dynamics of food deserts responding to COVID-19 challenges). (2) 10, pp. 1-11. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
  • Timothy Mulrooney, Richard Foster, Manoj Jha, Leila Hashemi-Beni, Lyubov Kurkalova, Liang, Haoran Miao, Greg Monty (2021). (Using geospatial networking tools to optimize source locations as applied to the study of food availability: a study in Guilford County, North Carolina). (102415) 128, Applied Geography.
  • Chyi Lyi Liang (2020). (A Proposed Logic Model to Examine Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Support/Enhance Long-Term Resilience and Social/Economic Mobility in Rural Communities). (5) 23, pp. 63-67. Agricultural Research & Technology.
  • Yaqeen Ashqer, Chyi Lyi Liang, Marwan Bikdash (2020). (A Structured Image Processing Operation Library to Automatically Isolate Weeds and Crops). pp. 1-7. IEEE.
  • Yaqeen Ashqer, Chyi Lyi Liang, Marwan Bikdash (2020). (Creating a Multivariate-Multifunctional Database for Weed Control to Support Organic Mixed Vegetable Production). World Journal of Agriculture and Soil Science.
  • Salina Brown, Chyi Lyi Liang (2020). (Telefarming: When Push Comes to Shelve in Responding to COVID-19). (3) 9, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
  • Chyi Lyi Liang (2019). (Creating A Successful and Effective Mentor-Protégé Relationship based on Empirical Studies). (2) 63, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal.
  • Jianmei Yu, N Mikiashvili, Chyi Lyi Liang (2019). (Deoxynivalenol and ochratoxin A in North Carolina grown organic wheat grains). 39, Journal of Food Safety.
  • Chyi Lyi Liang, Amber Brown (2019). (Local food policy councils - Adopting social network theories to support food systems). (3) 22, Agricultural Research and Technology.
  • Werner S, Lemos S, McLeod A, Halstead J, Gabe T, Huang J, Chyi Lyi Liang, Shi W, Harris L, McConnon J (2019). (Prospects for New England Agriculture: Farm to Fork). (3) 48, pp. 473-504. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.
  • Chyi Lyi Liang (2018). (A New Paradigm to Understand the Role of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Supporting Regional Food Networks (RFNS)). In https://juniperpublishers.com/artoaj/volume13-issue2-artoaj.php, (2) 13, Agricultural Research and Technology.
  • S Duncan, K Brekken, S Lurie, R Fiegener, S Sherry, Chyi Lyi Liang (2018). (Can Regional Food Networks and Entrepreneurial Strategies Enhance Food System Resilience?). (Quarter 2) Choices.
  • Mary Ahearn, Chyi Lyi Liang, Stephan Goetz (2018). (Farm business financial performance in local foods value chains). (2) 13, Agricultural Finance Review.
  • Mary Ahearn, Chyi Lyi Liang, Stephan Goetz (2018). (Farm Business Financial Performance in Local Foods Value Chains). Agricultural Finance Review.
  • Chyi Lyi Liang (2018). (Farm Incubators - Creating Entrepreneurial Relationships to Support Prosperous Food Networks). (Quarter 2) Choices.
  • Chyi Lyi Liang (2018). (Overview: The Linkages between Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Regional Food Networks). (Quarter 2) Choices.
  • C Liang, P Dunn (2016). (Understanding barriers for and information seeking strategies by agritourism entrepreneurs in New England). In Mary Jo Jackson, (2) 27, pp. 149-177. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • C Liang (2015). (Dollar Enterprise – From Theory to Reality and an Experiential Learning Exercise Applying Community Entrepreneurship to Plan and Operate a Small Venture on Campus). (978-1-4652-8955-1) pp. 180. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
  • C Liang (2015). (Linking creative farming to economic mobility and rural development in New England). In Western Regional Rural Development Center, Fall, pp. 42-44. Rural Connections.
  • C Liang (2015). (What Policy Options Seem to Make the Most Sense for Local Food? ). In Mary Ahearn, (1) 30, Choices.