Dr. Eunchun Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University. Park completed his Ph. D. at the Oklahoma State University in 2017 in agricultural economics. His research interests are mainly on applied econometrics and agricultural risk analysis, including crop insurance and commodity futures and options market. Much of his current work focuses on crop insurance rating and spatial smoothing using Bayesian inference. He is currently extending his work on the Bayesian modeling to density smoothing based on climate and soil type similarity.