Monday, January 16, 2017

Members in the News: Mintert, Akridge, Paulson, and Parman

James Mintert, Purdue University

Agricultural producers' economic sentiment soars post-election
By PR Newswire - January 10, 2017
"Looking back at the data from the last several months, it's apparent that we've seen a big swing in producers' expectations about the future," said James Mintert, barometer principal investigator and director of Purdue's Center for Commercial Agriculture. "Although both the Current Conditions and Future Expectations Indices increased the last couple of months, it was the increase in the Index of Future Expectations, which jumped 51 points since October to reach an all-time high in December, that triggered the sharp rise in the barometer."
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Jay Akridge, Purdue UniversityMember in the News
Dean sees busy year for Purdue ag
By AgriNews - January 10, 2017
Jay Akridge, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, recently answered questions about what Purdue agriculture students are up to throughout the coming year, as well as some of the programs and events Purdue Extension will hold.
Read the entire article on the AgriNews

Member in the NewsNicholas Paulson,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Free Financial Planning Course Offered
By Financial Advisor Magazine - January 13, 2017
“Financial Planning for Young Adults is for people [who want] to learn more about how financial planning can impact their lives in a positive way. It is also for people who are interested in the field of financial planning and maybe even thinking about becoming a CFP professional,” said Nicholas Paulson, an associate professor of agricultural economics at the university.
Read the entire article on the Financial Advisor Magazine

Member in the NewsBryon Parman, Mississippi State University
Know cost of growing a bushel ‘to the cent’
By Delta FarmPress - January 13, 2017
“Besides producers, I work with lenders, bankers and loan officers quite a bit,” says Bryon Parman, Mississippi State University agricultural economist. “Right now, as far as we can tell, there’s no reason to believe commodity prices will be any better in the next year, or so. Miracles happen, but you can’t rely on those occurring.
Read the entire article on the Delta FarmPress
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