David Kohl

David Kohl

Dave Kohl, Corn & Soybean Digest trends editor, is an ag economist specializing in business management and ag finance. He recently retired from Virginia Tech, but continues to conduct applied research and travel extensively in the U.S. and Canada, teaching ag and banking seminars and speaking to producer and agribusiness groups. He can be reached at sullylab@vt.edu.

Posts by David Kohl

in Road Warrior Nov 26, 2013

Tips for high-quality balance sheets

High-quality balance sheets initially can be difficult and time-consuming to prepare, particularly given all the livestock and crops involved in....More
in Road Warrior Nov 19, 2013

Business tips for low-equity, young farmers: Part 2

If you're a young, low-equity farmer, David Kohl recommends examining incentive programs specifically for beginning farmers, building capital when....More
in Road Warrior Nov 12, 2013

Business tips for low-equity, young farmers: Part 1

What advice would you have for a low-equity young producer either launching or growing their business? This was a question from a group of 34 lenders....More
in Road Warrior Nov 05, 2013

Is There a Future for Mom-and-Pop Farms?

One of the questions posed to us concerned the future of mom-and-pop farms. First, this term needs to be defined because it can be very difficult to....More
in Road Warrior Oct 29, 2013

Institutional Knowledge

The U.S., other developed countries and, to some extent, North American agriculture could experience a tremendous loss of institutional knowledge as....More
in Road Warrior Oct 15, 2013

Points to ponder

I recently made my annual trek to WebEquity Solutions’ annual client conference in Omaha, NE. What started over 15 years ago as a small conference....More
in Road Warrior Oct 08, 2013

Will the farmland bubble burst?

One of the top 10 questions I am asked, and perhaps number one or two, is “Will the farmland bubble burst?” Examination of farm real estate data by....More
in Road Warrior Oct 01, 2013

Young Farmer Advice, Part 2

The last column focused on a young producer who provided advice to his peers at a young and beginning farmer and rancher conference in Omaha, Neb. I....More
in Road Warrior Sep 24, 2013

Young farmer offers advice to peers

At a recent event in Omaha, NE, a young producer, who was first appointed to the board of directors and then elected, provided a glimpse of the type....More

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