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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The KFMA Operator Database: A short note on age and experience of Kansas farmers July 1, 2019
Generations and Precision Cropping

Terry Griffin and Alex Shanoyan take a look at how the generational makeup of a farm impacts the rate that farm adopts new precision cropping technology...this is part of an ongoing, multi-layered analysis of farm management decisions made by the different farming generations, based on several years of Kansas Farm Management Association data.

June 25, 2019
The Age Demographics of Kansas Farms

Terry Griffin and Beth Yeager talk more about the age demographics of Kansas farms, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data, and the impact of the different farming generations on decisions to adopt precision agricultural technology...this analysis sheds light on important trends of interest to producers and technology providers.

June 24, 2019
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