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 May 26, 2015

Are ag outlooks from 2010 on track in 2015?

If you look back five years, what would you have said then compared to where we are today? Let’s dial the time machine back to 2010 and examine some....More
in Road Warrior May 19, 2015

10 perspectives on ag business from a college student

I gave a recent conference attendee an assignment to complete during his nearly two hour drive home that evening. His assignment was to come up with....More
in Road Warrior May 12, 2015

Tips for working effectively with your ag lender, part 2

Last week we talked about cash flow, sensitivity analyses and liquidity and how those matter when working with your ag lender. This week, lets go....More
in Road Warrior May 05, 2015

Tips to work effectively with your ag lender, part 1

During a recent panel, a participant asked CEOs from lending associations the following: Based on your experience, what are five points of wisdom....More
in Road Warrior Apr 28, 2015

Farm management best practices: Areas for concern

In an environment of reduced prices and relatively high costs, the financials can quickly get out of hand if they are not analyzed and monitored. As....More
in Road Warrior Apr 21, 2015

Farm management best practices

Best management practices are hot topics inside and outside of agriculture. Have you ever wondered how you stack up as an agriculture producer? This....More
in Road Warrior Apr 14, 2015

Oil prices & other economic factors impacting farm revenue

In my road warrior travels interacting with producers and agribusiness leaders, there is much discussion concerning oil prices and other economic....More
in Road Warrior Apr 07, 2015

Family dynamics in business: The curse of wealth and compensation

A “kiss of death” to businesses is bringing the younger generation into the business on a manager’s salary, but with hired employee work or skill....More
in Road Warrior Mar 31, 2015

Family dynamics in business: Handling employee issues

Handling employee issues in a farm business, particularly a family-run farm business, is tricky. Sometimes, a meeting is a better choice than an....More
in Road Warrior Mar 24, 2015

Impact of family dynamic on business dynamics

How often do we find a major change in operations or expansion makes perfect economic sense; however, the important human elements trump economics....More

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