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 Oct 13, 2015

The great commodity super cycle impact on family living cost

While navigating your business through a commodity price reset, it is important to ask where your finances stand. Do you have separate personal....More
in Road Warrior Oct 06, 2015

Ag lender dilemma: Increased oversight, regulation

Increased oversight and regulation limit your lender’s flexibility. Be aware of this situation and be prepared! Make sure your financial records are....More
in Road Warrior Sep 29, 2015

Choosing the next enterprise for the farm operation

There is no magic silver bullet in selecting the next best enterprise for your farm operation. First, assess the goals and values of the business,....More
in Road Warrior Sep 22, 2015

Would you burn working capital to keep farming?

First, one must consider the producer’s goals; business, family and personal. Next, look at the current business position. If the business is near....More
in Road Warrior Sep 14, 2015

Worst farm management practices

This is my list of the worst top 10 management practices. There are most certainly other aspects and components that are very important for....More
in Road Warrior Sep 08, 2015

Complete, accurate farm financials necessary for ag lenders

In the past, the lender may have completed the financial records for the borrower in reaction to stiff competition or perhaps, did a simple credit....More
lender meeting
in Road Warrior Aug 31, 2015

Advice for new ag lenders

Increasingly, new lenders will be less familiar with agriculture and farm backgrounds. Further, expect individuals from varied backgrounds, national....More
in Road Warrior Aug 25, 2015

Tips for millennial generation farmers

The millennial generation of producers will set new trends, use more advanced technology and take the agriculture industry into the future. Now is....More
in Road Warrior Aug 18, 2015

Best risk-management tools for agriculture operations

good risk management should be a number of strategies implemented in various combinations to mitigate risk for specific business needs. Often, a....More
in Road Warrior Aug 10, 2015

Know your farm operation costs

Knowing your cost of production is essential to operating a sustainable business. Therefore, the ability to determine your cost is extremely....More

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×