Kansas State University


Department of Agricultural Economics

A Note from the desk of Dr. Allen Featherstone

Allen FeatherstoneWelcome to the summer E-Newsletter.  In this edition you’ll see our award winning faculty, take a look at some of the in-depth research we’re conducting on farm finance, and finally, a personal interview with one of our researchers.

The new 2015 Farm Management data has been pivotal in developing research pointing to financial stresses within the Kansas farming community. The data set is comprised of survey responses from roughly 2,000 producers statewide, it allowed us an opportunity to see how the current market conditions are affecting producers in a clearer light.

The Risk and Profit conference is coming up in August, and this the focus will be the management of operations in the current challenging conditions.

Our annual tailgate is just around the corner, and we’re inviting you to purchase football tickets and sit with others in agricultural economics.  The deadline is fast approaching for the group price point.

Our achievements are directly related to the continued support of our alumni and corporate sponsorships.  This support helps us provide our students and outreach programs the proper foundation to continue our tradition of excellence.  We appreciate the dedication and engagement of our alumni and outside supporters.  Thank you to our generous donors who give back to the Department.

Please take time to learn more about the activities of our department. We also encourage you to share your career and family developments so we can keep your fellow alumni informed. Please email me at afeather@ ksu.edu or Thomas Reust, our wily communications coordinator, at tomreust@ksu.edu with information you would like to share with your fellow alumni.

Dr. Allen Featherstone

Department Head, Professor, Master of Agribusiness Program Director