Terry Griffin

Farm Management, Cropping Systems, Precision Agriculture

Assistant Professor 
Kansas State University

Terry Griffin’s research and extension programs focus on cropping systems economics in general, and specifically precision agricultural technologies and big data. Precision ag data in a community has evolved Terry’s program to include ‘big data’ specifically the automation of economic decision making tools. Current projects include farm management decision making under weather uncertainty, profitable automated variable rate irrigation applications, valuation of precision agriculture data, and farmland values.

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Documents & Presentations by Terry Griffin
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Kansas Farm Operations - The Generations

K-State agricultural economists Terry Griffin and Gregg Ibendahl discuss the initial findings of a research series on the generational makeup of Kansas farm operations, and how that impacts managerial decisions on the farm. They've tapped KFMA data to examine this, and report on two areas of interest, beginning with the actual breakdown on generations in both sole proprietorship and multi-proprietor farm, and also the generational effect on net farm income. 

June 20, 2019
How Quickly Do Farmers Adopt Technology? A KFMA Analysis May 30, 2019
Top Farms and the Effect of Machinery Expenses April 29, 2019
Machinery Investment and Farm Profitability

K-State agricultural economists Terry Griffin and Gregg Ibendahl report on their latest economic analysis of the top farms economically in Kansas, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...this time, they looked at how machinery investments affect farm profitability, and the result was just the opposite of what they had expected.

April 12, 2019
Top Farms and the Effect of Investing in Machinery April 5, 2019
Top Economic Performers

K-State agricultural economists Terry Griffin and Gregg Ibendhal continue their series on the factors that lead to top-performing farms economically in Kansas, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data:  they've recently analyzed the influence of farm size and debt management on farm profitability, and talk about what they've discovered.

March 27, 2019
Top Farms and the Effect of Debt March 25, 2019
Top Farms and the Effect of Farm Size March 22, 2019
Why Successful Farms Succeed

K-State agricultural economists Terry Griffin and Gregg Ibendahl talk about their economic analysis which is identifying the most profitable farms in Kansas and the reasons why they excel financially. They are using Kansas Farm Management Association data for this and will be posting a series of weekly reports on their findings this spring.

February 27, 2019
The Cost of Taking a Day Off

Brian Coffey and Terry Griffin talk about their new economic analysis of how taking part or all of a day off from farming activities for religious purposes affects farm income...their work shows that there is a cost to observing the Sabbath, although that has to be weighed against the faith and spiritual value of doing so.

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December 13, 2018