Allen Featherstone

Finance, Macroeconomics, Production Economics
Department Head, Professor, and Director of Master in Agribusiness program

Kansas State University

Allen M. Featherstone was appointed at Kansas State in 1986 and now serves as department head.  As a leading agriculture finance scholar, he has studied land markets, investment decisions, mergers in the financial services industry, the probability of agricultural loan default and loan loss severity, the influence of taxes on farmland, and alternative federal tax systems. His production economics research has investigated issues such as ground water allocation in irrigated crop production, comparison of returns under alternative tillage systems, the costs of risk, interactions of weather soils, and management on corn yields, analysis of the returns to farm equity and assets, and analysis of the optimizing behavior of Kansas farmers, examining the stability of estimates using duality, and examining the application of a new functional forms for estimating production relationships.

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Documents & Presentations by Allen Featherstone
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Agribusiness Change Conference

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone looks ahead to a special conference for agribusiness leaders to be hosted by K-State at the Olathe campus in mid-October, which will concentrate on navigating the changes in the agricultural economy....he shares some of the information he'll be presenting there on today's agribusiness climate. 

September 29, 2017
Credit Quality of Kansas Farms - 2016 Data Update June 27, 2017
Top 10 Considerations for Navigating a Struggling Farm Economy March 30, 2017
Ag Lenders Survey (Fall, 2016) December 22, 2016
Working Capital 5-Year Spreadsheet

A spreadsheet to evaluate working capital needs for a 5-year horizon.  Presented at the 2016/2017 "Top 10 Considerations to Navigate the Struggling Farm Economy" programs.

December 12, 2016
Navigating a Struggling Farm Economy

Allen Featherstone and Mykel Taylor preview their upcoming workshops, and they offer financial and management tips to producers.

November 30, 2016
Kansas Ag Economy in 2016

Allen Featherstone uses KFMA data to identify trends in farm debt volume, debt repayment capacity, debt-to-asset ratios, land value expectations, and the ability of the USDA farm "safety net" to provide financial relief to producers amidst continuing low grain prices.

August 31, 2016
The Farm Financial Situation August 18, 2016
Kansas Property Tax

A webinar by Allen Featherstone, March 23, 2016. 

March 23, 2016
Credit Quality of Kansas Farms November 25, 2015