Sam Comer

Sammy L. Comer
Assistant Professor
Director of International Programs
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences


Contact Information:

Office Location:  108 Lawson Hall
Telephone:  615-963-5820
FAX:  615-963-5888
Email:  scomer@tnstate.edu

Most Significant Publications:

Comer, Sammy L., “Resource Allocations for Maximizing Income on Limited Resources farms in Giles County, Tennessee” Unpublished M.S. thesis, Tennessee State University, December 1974.
Comer, Sammy L., Richard Edwards and  Kenneth Schneeberger, “Improving Income and Family Living o Limited Resource Farm Families”, Preliminary Report to the State Rural Development Committee, Federal Court House, Nashville, Tennessee, November 11, 1975.
Schneeberger, Kenneth, Sammy L. Comer, and Richard Edwards, “Part-time and Full-time Farm Operators: Some Comparisons” , Paper presented to American Agricultural Economics Association, State College, Pennsylvania, August 17, 1976.
Comer, Sammy L., and Roger C. Woodworth, “Improving Incomes on Resource Farms in South Central Tennessee”, Tennessee State University, bulletin Number 36, October 1976.
Comer, Sammy L., and Roger C. Woodworth, “Looking at Small Farmers’ Options: “Rural Development Research and Education, Southern Rural Development Center, Volume 1, Number 4, Summer 1977.
Kanthi, M.S., Sammy L. Comer, and Calvin Atchison, “Socio-Economic Dualism in India”, Eastern Economist, Volume 69, Number 2, July 8, 1977.
Woodworth, Roger, Sammy L. Comer and Richard Edwards, “Comparative Study of Small, Part-time, Retirement and Large Farms: Three counties in Central and West Tennessee. Tennessee State University, Bulletin Number 38, February 1978.
Comer, Sammy L., “Small Farm Research at Tennessee State University”, Southern Research Conference in Agricultural Education, Tallahassee, Florida, July 25, 1978.
Comer, Sammy L., “Identification and Characterization of Small Far Operators”, Papers presented to the Agricultural Economics Association, Blacksburg VA, August 7, 1978.
Comer, Sammy L., “The Role of Off-Farm Work in Increasing Incomes of Small Farmers”, The 1978 Research Symposium of the Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and State Universities, St. Louis, MO, November 9, 1978.
Comer, Sammy. et. al, “Emerging Research Issues Directed at Small, Low Income, Limited Resource Farms” American Journal  of Agricultural Economics, Volume 60, Number 5, December 1978.
Singh, Surendra P., Sammy L. Comer, and Dan Bolton, “Some Methodological Problems in Socio-economic Research in Rural Areas”, Southern Rural Sociology Proceedings. February 1979.
Jones, Dewitt, Ronald Hanson, John Crecink and Sammy L. Comer, “Off Farm Earnings and Small Farms”, Paper V of the National Rural Center Small Farm Project, National Rural Center, Washington D.C. 1980.
Singh, Surendra P., Sammy L. Comer, and B.N. Hiremath, “U.S. Agriculture: Structural Dimensions and Consequences”, presented at the Southern Rural Sociology Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 1, 1981.
Singh, Surendra P., Sammy L. Comer, and B.N. Hiremath, “Economic Profile of Black Farms in the South: Past Trends and Future”, 1890 Research Symposium Orlando, FL, October 1982.
Bagi, FaQir S., Sammy L. Comer, “Socioeconomic Aspects of Part-time Farming in Tennessee”, Southern Rural Sociology Meeting, Nashville, TN. February 1984.
Hiremath, B.N., FaQir S. Bagi, Surendra P. Singh, Sammy L. Comer, and Afraisiab Kiani, “Relative Economic Performance of Individual Crop and Live stock Enterprises of Black and White Farms in Tennessee”, Southern Rural Sociology Meeting, Tennessee State University,  Nashville, TN. February 1, 1987.
Bagi, FaQir S., Surendra P. Singh, B.N. Hiremath, Sammy L. Comer and Lawrence N. Ajekwu, “Factors Associated with Living Standards of Black and White Farm Families in Tennessee”, Southern Rural Sociology Meeting, Tennessee State University,  Nashville, TN. February 1, 1987.
Comer, Sammy L., FaQir S. Bagi, Surendra P. Singh, B.N. Hiremath, and Fred Mugivane, “A Socioeconomic Profile of Black and White Farm Families in Tennessee”,  Southern Rural Sociology Meeting, Tennessee State University,  Nashville, TN. February 1, 1987.
Singh, Surendra P., Fred Mugivane, and Afraisiab Kiani, “Economic Characteristics, Needs, and Opportunities for Small and Minority Farms in West Tennessee” Tennessee State University, CARP, bulletin, 1986.
Singh, Surendra P., B.N. Hiremath, and Sammy L. Comer, “Small Scale Agriculture in West Tennessee: Productions and Marketing”, R.D. Series, Research bulletin Number 3, November 1987.
Singh, Surendra P., and Sammy L. Comer, “Design and Evaluation of Effective Training Programs for Agriculture and Rural Development”, Rural Sociology Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 1, 1988.
Comer, Sammy. “Historically Black Colleges and University Perspective”, Western Regional Workshop on Relevance in Participant Training Proceedings, Las Cruces, NM, February 28, 1988.
Singh, Surendra P., B.N. Hiremath, and Sammy L. Comer, “An Analysis of Fresh Produce Markets in Tennessee: Choices for Small Producers: R.D. Series, Research Bulletin Number 3, and May 1988.
Hiremath, B.N., Surendra P. Singh, Sammy L. Comer, and FaQir S. Bagi, “Farmers Markets: Organization, Problems, and Prospects, Rural Development Series, Research Bulletin Number 5, Decemeber 1988.
Hiremath, B.N., Surendra P. Singh, Sammy L. Comer, and FaQir S. Bagi, “Pick Your Own Markets in Tennessee”, Presented at Southern Rural Sociology Meeting, Tennessee State University,  Nashville, TN. February 1989.
Singh, Surendra P., and Sammy L. Comer, “Status of Black Farmers Trends and Characteristics”, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, August 1990.
Singh, Surendra P., and Sammy L. Comer, “Agricultural Diversification: As a Strategy to Improve Employment and Income Opportunity in Rural Thailand”, International Atlantic Economic Conference, Williamsburg, VA, October 1990.
Singh, Surendra P., and Sammy L. Comer, “Improving Employment Opportunities and Agricultural Diversification in Rural Thailand”, (Abs.) Atlantic Economic Jr. XXIX (1):77, 1991.
Singh, Surendra P., and Sammy L. Comer, “Agricultural Diversification as a Strategy to Improve Employment and Income Opportunities in Rural Thailand”, Atlantic Economic Society Best Paper Proceedings, J.M. Virgo and K.S. Virgo, Editors, I (1): 133-137. 1991.
Singh, Surendra P., B.N. Hiremath, and Sammy L. Comer, “Direct Marketing of Fresh Produce and Concept of Small Farmers”, Jr. of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing 2 (3/4): 97-120. 1991.
Singh, Surendra P., Sammy L. Comer, and T.N. Effendi, “The Role of Non-Farm Activities in the Rural Economy: A Study of Java Indonesia”, Atlantic Economic Society Best Paper Proceedings, J.M. Virgo and K.S. Virgo, Editors, 4(2): 154-161. 1994.

Teaching:
Farm Management and Rural Finance
Rural and Community Development
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Economics and Cooperatives
Agribusiness and Economic Development

Awards and Honors:
1984 completed Survey Methods Research Short Course, USDA/CSREES
Serve on various committees at the National level
1994-95 outstanding Teacher, Tennessee State University

Education:
MS Agricultural Science/Agricultural Economics Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.
BS Agricultural Economics, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.  

Date joined staff:  1980

 

 


Contact Information:

Office Location:  108 Lawson Hall
Telephone:  615-963-5820
FAX:  615-963-5888
Email:  scomer@tnstate.edu

Most Significant Publications:

  1. Comer, Sammy L., “Resource Allocations for Maximizing Income on Limited Resources farms in Giles County, Tennessee” Unpublished M.S. thesis, Tennessee State University, December 1974.
  2. Comer, Sammy L., Richard Edwards and  Kenneth Schneeberger, “Improving Income and Family Living o Limited Resource Farm Families”, Preliminary Report to the State Rural Development Committee, Federal Court House, Nashville, Tennessee, November 11, 1975.
  3. Schneeberger, Kenneth, Sammy L. Comer, and Richard Edwards, “Part-time and Full-time Farm Operators: Some Comparisons” , Paper presented to American Agricultural Economics Association, State College, Pennsylvania, August 17, 1976.
  4. Comer, Sammy L., and Roger C. Woodworth, “Improving Incomes on Resource Farms in South Central Tennessee”, Tennessee State University, bulletin Number 36, October 1976.
  5. Comer, Sammy L., and Roger C. Woodworth, “Looking at Small Farmers’ Options: “Rural Development Research and Education, Southern Rural Development Center, Volume 1, Number 4, Summer 1977.
  6. Kanthi, M.S., Sammy L. Comer, and Calvin Atchison, “Socio-Economic Dualism in India”, Eastern Economist, Volume 69, Number 2, July 8, 1977.
  7. Woodworth, Roger, Sammy L. Comer and Richard Edwards, “Comparative Study of Small, Part-time, Retirement and Large Farms: Three counties in Central and West Tennessee. Tennessee State University, Bulletin Number 38, February 1978.
  8. Comer, Sammy L., “Small Farm Research at Tennessee State University”, Southern Research Conference in Agricultural Education, Tallahassee, Florida, July 25, 1978.
  9. Comer, Sammy L., “Identification and Characterization of Small Far Operators”, Papers presented to the Agricultural Economics Association, Blacksburg VA, August 7, 1978.
  10. Comer, Sammy L., “The Role of Off-Farm Work in Increasing Incomes of Small Farmers”, The 1978 Research Symposium of the Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and State Universities, St. Louis, MO, November 9, 1978.
  11. Comer, Sammy. et. al, “Emerging Research Issues Directed at Small, Low Income, Limited Resource Farms” American Journal  of Agricultural Economics, Volume 60, Number 5, December 1978.
  12. Singh, Surendra P., Sammy L. Comer, and Dan Bolton, “Some Methodological Problems in Socio-economic Research in Rural Areas”, Southern Rural Sociology Proceedings. February 1979.
  13. Jones, Dewitt, Ronald Hanson, John Crecink and Sammy L. Comer, “Off Farm Earnings and Small Farms”, Paper V of the National Rural Center Small Farm Project, National Rural Center, Washington D.C. 1980.
  14. Singh, Surendra P., Sammy L. Comer, and B.N. Hiremath, “U.S. Agriculture: Structural Dimensions and Consequences”, presented at the Southern Rural Sociology Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 1, 1981.
  15. Singh, Surendra P., Sammy L. Comer, and B.N. Hiremath, “Economic Profile of Black Farms in the South: Past Trends and Future”, 1890 Research Symposium Orlando, FL, October 1982.
  16. Bagi, FaQir S., Sammy L. Comer, “Socioeconomic Aspects of Part-time Farming in Tennessee”, Southern Rural Sociology Meeting, Nashville, TN. February 1984.
  17. Hiremath, B.N., FaQir S. Bagi, Surendra P. Singh, Sammy L. Comer, and Afraisiab Kiani, “Relative Economic Performance of Individual Crop and Live stock Enterprises of Black and White Farms in Tennessee”, Southern Rural Sociology Meeting, Tennessee State University,  Nashville, TN. February 1, 1987.
  18. Bagi, FaQir S., Surendra P. Singh, B.N. Hiremath, Sammy L. Comer and Lawrence N. Ajekwu, “Factors Associated with Living Standards of Black and White Farm Families in Tennessee”, Southern Rural Sociology Meeting, Tennessee State University,  Nashville, TN. February 1, 1987.
  19. Comer, Sammy L., FaQir S. Bagi, Surendra P. Singh, B.N. Hiremath, and Fred Mugivane, “A Socioeconomic Profile of Black and White Farm Families in Tennessee”,  Southern Rural Sociology Meeting, Tennessee State University,  Nashville, TN. February 1, 1987.
  20. Singh, Surendra P., Fred Mugivane, and Afraisiab Kiani, “Economic Characteristics, Needs, and Opportunities for Small and Minority Farms in West Tennessee” Tennessee State University, CARP, bulletin, 1986.
  21. Singh, Surendra P., B.N. Hiremath, and Sammy L. Comer, “Small Scale Agriculture in West Tennessee: Productions and Marketing”, R.D. Series, Research bulletin Number 3, November 1987.
  22. Singh, Surendra P., and Sammy L. Comer, “Design and Evaluation of Effective Training Programs for Agriculture and Rural Development”, Rural Sociology Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 1, 1988.
  23. Comer, Sammy. “Historically Black Colleges and University Perspective”, Western Regional Workshop on Relevance in Participant Training Proceedings, Las Cruces, NM, February 28, 1988.
  24. Singh, Surendra P., B.N. Hiremath, and Sammy L. Comer, “An Analysis of Fresh Produce Markets in Tennessee: Choices for Small Producers: R.D. Series, Research Bulletin Number 3, and May 1988.
  25. Hiremath, B.N., Surendra P. Singh, Sammy L. Comer, and FaQir S. Bagi, “Farmers Markets: Organization, Problems, and Prospects, Rural Development Series, Research Bulletin Number 5, Decemeber 1988.
  26. Hiremath, B.N., Surendra P. Singh, Sammy L. Comer, and FaQir S. Bagi, “Pick Your Own Markets in Tennessee”, Presented at Southern Rural Sociology Meeting, Tennessee State University,  Nashville, TN. February 1989.
  27. Singh, Surendra P., and Sammy L. Comer, “Status of Black Farmers Trends and Characteristics”, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, August 1990.
  28. Singh, Surendra P., and Sammy L. Comer, “Agricultural Diversification: As a Strategy to Improve Employment and Income Opportunity in Rural Thailand”, International Atlantic Economic Conference, Williamsburg, VA, October 1990.
  29. Singh, Surendra P., and Sammy L. Comer, “Improving Employment Opportunities and Agricultural Diversification in Rural Thailand”, (Abs.) Atlantic Economic Jr. XXIX (1):77, 1991.
  30. Singh, Surendra P., and Sammy L. Comer, “Agricultural Diversification as a Strategy to Improve Employment and Income Opportunities in Rural Thailand”, Atlantic Economic Society Best Paper Proceedings, J.M. Virgo and K.S. Virgo, Editors, I (1): 133-137. 1991.
  31. Singh, Surendra P., B.N. Hiremath, and Sammy L. Comer, “Direct Marketing of Fresh Produce and Concept of Small Farmers”, Jr. of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing 2 (3/4): 97-120. 1991.
  32. Singh, Surendra P., Sammy L. Comer, and T.N. Effendi, “The Role of Non-Farm Activities in the Rural Economy: A Study of Java Indonesia”, Atlantic Economic Society Best Paper Proceedings, J.M. Virgo and K.S. Virgo, Editors, 4(2): 154-161. 1994.

Teaching:
Farm Management and Rural Finance

Rural and Community Development
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Economics and Cooperatives
Agribusiness and Economic Development

Awards and Honors:
1984 completed Survey Methods Research Short Course, USDA/CSREES

Serve on various committees at the National level

1994-95 outstanding Teacher, Tennessee State University

Education:
MS Agricultural Science/Agricultural Economics Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.
BS Agricultural Economics, Tennessee State University,
Nashville, TN.  

Date joined staff:  1980






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