Greg Nies

Assistant Professor

Office: WSTC 309C   |    Phone: (308) 865-8461   |    Email:

Greg Nies


Greg Nies’s professional and academic focus lies in the intersection of agribusiness and agricultural law and policy. He brings a vast array of experiences to the classroom. He grew up in the Midwest, was an agricultural producer on his family’s farm, and worked as a Technical Development Intern for BASF’s agrichemical division. He has a MS degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources, a Juris Doctorate, and 17 years of professional experience as an Attorney. His research focuses on agribusiness, agricultural law, and agricultural policy. He is a member of the American Agricultural Lawyers Association (AALA) and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). He also serves as a Faculty Advisor of the Agribusiness Club.


  • M.S., Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tennessee at Martin
  • M.A., Church and State Studies, Baylor University
  • J.D., Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • B.A., History, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • B.S., Bible and Humanities, Grace University

Area of Expertise and research

  • Agriculture law
  • Agricultural business
  • Agricultural policy
  • Behavioral economics

Why did you go into teaching?

While practicing law, one of my favorite responsibilities was building and facilitating the summer legal internship programs. I came to realize I preferred teaching to the practice of law.

Fun Fact

I started taking flying lessons at age 16 and earned my Private Pilot’s license when I was 17.