Gumirakiza Joins St. Louis Fed’s Agribusiness Industry Council
April 29, 2022
ST. LOUIS — Dominique Gumirakiza, Ph.D., associate professor of agricultural economics at the Western Kentucky University Department of Agriculture and Food Science in Bowling Green, has been named to the Agribusiness Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
The St. Louis Fed created four District Industry Councils in 2006, each designed to provide important feedback about economic conditions in key Eighth District industry sectors. The members’ observations—along with the economic data developed through the Federal Reserve Board's Beige Book and meetings of the Reserve Bank’s board of directors—help ensure conditions in Main Street America are represented in monetary policy deliberations in Washington.
Each council is supported by one of the St. Louis Fed’s four offices: St. Louis (real estate); Little Rock, Ark. (agribusiness); Louisville, Ky. (health care); and Memphis, Tenn. (transportation). The councils meet twice a year.