Will Ferreira: The Face Behind the Foundation

The Freshwater Coast Community Foundation is proud to partner with Clemson University to help foster economic development, education and the arts in our community.

Wilder “Will” Ferreira is an Economist and Instructor with the Clemson University Extension program. He serves as the community coordinator for FCCF.

Email: wferrei@clemson.edu
Office: 864-359-3384

Department:
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service

Education:
M.S. Clemson University (Industrial Engineering)                                                                                                                        M.S. Clemson University (Agribusiness Management)
M.S. Auburn University (Agricultural Economics)
B.S. Catholic University of Goiás (Economics)                                                                                                                               B.S. Federal University of Goiás (Computer Science)

Research interest:
PRODUCTION ECONOMICS / FARM MANAGEMENT / RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Publications:
Ferreira, Wilder N. “COWCALF PLUS – A Computer Decision Tool for Cattlemen to Improve Production Decisions.” Extension Economics Report EER 210, Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Clemson University Extension Service. January 2003.
Ferreira, Wilder N. “Analysis of the Meat Processing Industry in the United States,” Extension Economics Report EER 211, Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Clemson University Extension Service. January 2003.
Ferreira, Wilder N. and Jordan, Johnny W. “2003 Estimated Costs for South Carolina Farms.” Extension Economics Report EER 212, Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Clemson University Extension Service. May 2003.
Ferreira, Wilder N. “Examining the Use of E-commerce by Businesses to Increase Revenues and Achieve Supply Chain Coordination,” 2003 Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference Proceedings, p. 167-169, February 2003.
Ferreira, Wilder N., J. Walter Prevatt, John E. Dunkelberger, and Neil R. Martin. “An Evaluation of the Use of Computers, the Internet, and Decision Tools by Selected Southeastern Beef and Peanut Farm Leaders.” Abstract published in Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Vol. 32(2): 420. August 2000

Honors and awards:

  • Recipient of Graduate Student Research Award – The Graduate School – Auburn University, 1998.
  • Elected into Gamma Sigma Delta – The Honor Society of Agriculture – Alabama Chapter, Auburn University, 1999.
  • Recipient of Southern Agricultural Economics Association’s Distinguished Professional Contribution Award, Lexington, KY 2000.