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Michael D Boehlje

Agricultural Economics 

  • Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics
Krannert Room 660

Professor Boehlje conducts research and teaches in the area of farm and agribusiness management and finance. His research interests include alternative systems of coordination of the food and industrial product chain, innovation and risk and uncertainty.

Professor Boehlje teaches a graduate/undergraduate course in agricultural finance and a graduate course in economics of strategy in the MS/MBA program.   He teaches in the executive development programs of the Center for Food and Agricultural Business, as well as in schools and workshops for farmers, lenders and agribusiness leaders on finance/management/strategy topics.

Boehlje is also involved in applied research and Extension education programs on critical risk/finance/strategy issues facing farmers as part of the Center for Commercial Agriculture.  He is a Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association and of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association.

Awards & Honors

(2011) Hovde. College of Ag - Purdue University.

(2009) Confined Animal Feeding Operation Team. PUCESA.

(2008) Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award for Individual with ten or more years. AAEA.

(2008) Michael D. Boehlje Appreciation Club in the AAEA Foundation. AAEA.

(2007) AICC/New Ventures Team. Purdue Agriculture Team Award.

(2006) New Ventures Team/Agricultural Innovation and Commercialization Center. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Association (PUCESA).

(2004) Fellow. IAMA Association.

(2003) Executive Institute for Commercial Producers Team. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association (PUCESA).

(2003) Team Award. Purdue University cooperative Extension Specialists Association.

(2002) Fellow. American Agricultural Economics Association.

Selected Publications

Boehlje, M. D., Gloy, B. A., & Henderson, J. R. (2012). U.S. Farm Prosperity: The New Normal or Reversion to the Mean. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 91, 310-317.

Boehlje, M. D., Gloy, B. A., & Henderson, J. R. (2012). U.S. Farm Prosperity: The New Normal or Reversion of the Mean. American Journal of Agricultural Economics Advance Access, 10, 1-8.

Borchers, B. B., Roucan-Kane, M., Alexander, C., Boehlje, M. D., Downey, W. S., & Gray, A. W. (2012). How Large Commercial Producers Choose Input Suppliers: Expendable Products from Seed to Animal Health. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 15(2), 1-20.

Dobbins, C., Gloy, B., Boehlje, M. D., & Hurt, C. (2011). Are Current Farmland Values Reasonable?, 1-5.

Olson, K., & Boehlje, M. D. (2011). Theme Overview: Fundamental Forces Affecting Agribusiness Industries, Part II. Choices, 26(1), 1.

Gloy, B. A., Boehlje, M. D., Dobbins, C. L., Hurt, C., & Baker, T. G. (2011). Are Economic Fundamentals Driving Farmland Values (web based). Choices, 13. Retrieved from

Henderson, J., Gloy, B., & Boehlje, M. D. (2011). Agriculture"s Boom-Bust Cycles: Is This Time Different?". Economic Review, 4.

Boehlje, M. D., & Broring, S. (2011). The Increasing Multifunctionality of Agricultural Raw Materials: Three Dilemmas for Innovation and Adoption. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 14(2), 1-16.

Boehlje, M. D., Roucan-Kane, M., & Broring, S. (2011). Future Agribusiness Challenges: Strategic Uncertainty, Innovation and Structural Change. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 14(5), 53-82.

Boehlje, M. D., & Gloy, B. (2011). Managing the Risk - Capturing the Opportunity in Crop Farming, 1-6.