Research Staff

CEDIK’s Research Director leads our research efforts and coordinates the work of our research staff and graduate research assistants.

Simona Balazs

Simona Balazs
Research Director



Joe Kercsmar
Research Associate


Jairus Rossi
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics


SuZanne Troske
Research Associate

CEDIK Services

We offer customized studies, reports, and technical assistance to community and industry stakeholders. Learn more!

Fayette County Local Food Demand Assessment

Read the Executive Summary released by CEDIK, the Department of Ag Economics, and The Food Connection.

Grow Kentucky: Economic Gardening®

Partnering with the Kentucky Small Business Development Center to provide technical assistance to second stage businesses.

October 2017 Publication

SuZanne Troske and Alison Davis co-authored a policy brief for the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center at UK.