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 Apr 01, 2014

Dos and Don’ts for Younger Agricultural Producers

To the younger generation desiring to farm or be involved in agribusiness, a business plan is critical. Also, have your risk management plan, i.e....More
in Road Warrior Mar 25, 2014

Dos and Don’ts for Older Agricultural Producers

A challenging question David Kohl received at a recent conference was: “What is one do and one don’t you would recommend to younger and older....More
in Road Warrior Mar 18, 2014

Farm management, finances make difference in profit

After analyzing a data summary of farmers in low, middle and high income brackets, David Kohl shares some core perspectives on asset turnover,....More
in Road Warrior Mar 11, 2014

3 Benchmarks farmers and lenders need to know

There are three benchmarks every producer and lender needs to know when handling the moderating grain industry and the positive economics of the....More
in Road Warrior Mar 04, 2014

Farmland Investors

The great commodity super cycle, which has lasted nearly a decade, has caused farmland values to skyrocket in many regions of the country. While....More
in Road Warrior Feb 25, 2014

Ag trends: Debt concentration, cycles and new farmers, bankers

David Kohl's Road Warrior travels took him to the National Agricultural Bankers Conference, where he moderated sessions, and also took some in. He....More
in Road Warrior Feb 18, 2014

Ag costs could exceed revenues

The Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota presented some compelling data compiled on farms over eight states that are....More
in Road Warrior Feb 11, 2014

Economic inflation and its effect on agriculture

The rate of inflation in recent years has been estimated to be between 5% and 10% for agriculture. The increasing cost of inputs, equipment, and....More
in Road Warrior Feb 04, 2014

Perspective on Canadian agriculture

David Kohl recently attended a meeting in Canada, where he took in Canadian agriculture. He noticed that seed technologies have greatly impacted the....More
in Road Warrior Jan 28, 2014

Perspectives are changing

The past decade has made many agricultural producers soft, depending on high prices and real estate appreciation to cover up the results of less....More

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