She works closely with small and limited resource producers, landowners, agribusinesses, entrepreneurs and extension agents.
Focuses on biotechnology (consumers, producers, and students' perceptions'), agricultural risk management, rural entrepreneurship, cooperative development, rural development and entrepreneurship, women in agriculture, business development, marketing strategies, and youth leadership development.
M.S. 2003 - Agribusiness Management, Alabama A & M University
B.S. 2001 - Agribusiness Management, Alabama A & M University
Publication and Presentations
Chaverest, E’licia. 2014 USDA Grants and Funding Opportunities presentation. Alabama A&M University’s Small Farms Research Center Risk Management and Business Development Workshop. Mobile, Alabama. August 21-22, 2014.
Chaverest, E’licia, Duncan M. Chembezi, and JaMarkus Crowell. Farm Incubator for New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers. Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference, Kissemee, Florida. August 1-2, 2014.
Chaverest, E’licia, Duncan M. Chembezi, and JaMarkus Crowell. Alabama Women-In-Agriculture Inc., Chapter Tennessee Valley Women-In-Agriculture (TVWIA) Association. 2014 Women in Agriculture Educators National Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 1-3, 2014.
Chaverest, E’licia. “Working with Difficult People A Savvy Approach to a Happier You presentation,”Extension Support Personnel Association (ESPA) Conference, Huntsville, Alabama. May 15, 2014.
Chaverest, E’licia. Capital and Access to Capital: Funding Opportunities for New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers. Small Farms Research Center’s New and Beginning Farmers Program. Huntsville, Alabama. November 2013.
Chaverest, E’licia. Innovative Marketing Strategies and Resources for Agricultural Producers presentation Langston University’s 21st Annual Small Farmers Conference Oklahoma, City, Oklahoma. May 23-25, 2012.
Chembezi, Duncan M. and E’licia L. Chaverest, ‘Preference for Mandatory Labeling of GM Products by Agricultural Producers in the Southeast United States.’ Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 2012 (forthcoming).
Chaverest, E’licia. Marketing Strategies for Value-Added Agriculture products presentation Langston University’s 19th Annual Small Farmers Conference Oklahoma, City, Oklahoma. May 26-28, 2010.
Chaverest, Elicia L., Duncan M. Chembezi, Gerald Wheelock. “Consumer Perceptions and Willingness-to Pay for GM-Free Food Products in Southern Underserved Communities,” Mobile, Alabama, February 3-6, 2007. Selected paper presented at the Southern Rural Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Mobile, Alabama, February 6, 2007.
Warriors and Winners: Risk Management Catalysts Panel Discussion: Elicia L. Chaverest, Alabama A&M University, Mary Mafuyai-Ekanem, North Carolina A&T University, and Charlotte Ham, Tuskegee University at the Southern Rural Sociological Association (SRSA) Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 5, 2006.
Chaverest, E’licia L., Duncan M. Chembezi, Gerald Wheelock, Govind Sharma, Alabama A&M University, Ellene Kebede, Tuskegee University, and Fisseha Tegegne, Tennessee State University. “Perception of Agricultural Biotechnology among Science Students in Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Poster presented at the Southern Rural Sociological Association (SRSA) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 6, 2006.
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