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Craig L Dobbins

Agricultural Economics 

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Professor Dobbins conducts extension and teaching programs in farm management. His areas of interest include the application of decision support tools to farm management problems, farm financial management, and farmland economics.

Professor Dobbins teaches two undergraduate courses: AGEC 411 – Farm Management and AGEC 412 – Farm Business Management Workshop.

His recent publications include: Measuring and Analyzing Farm Financial Performance, Purdue Extension Publication EC-712; Developing Vision and Mission Statements, Purdue Extension Publication EC-720; Principles for Structuring Small Businesses and Farms, Extension Publication EC-729; and “Indiana Farmland Values and Cash Rent Jump Upward,” Purdue Agricultural Economics Report, August 2005, pages 1 – 8.

Awards & Honors

(2016) Out Standing Chapter Adviser. Sigma Alpha.

(2019) Team Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association.

(2019) Real-World Experience Award. Purdue Learning Community.

(2013) Career Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist Association.

(2009) AAEA Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Group Award. Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.

(2008) Abstract Award for Humanaities/Socal Sciences. Undergraduate Research & Poster Symposium.

(2008) David C. Phendler Outstanding Undergraduate Counselor in the Department of Agricultural Economics. 2007-2008. College of Agriculture, Purdue University.

(2005) Team Award. Purdue Univesity Cooperative Extension Specialist Association Award.

(2004) Certificate of Achievement. Epsilon Sigma Phi.

(2004) Chapter recognition for level of activity and improvement in activities. Gamma Sigma Delta.

Selected Publications

Indiana Farmland Values and Cash Rents Continue to Adjust. (2017). Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, (August), 1-12. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/Documents/PAER%20AUGUST%202015%20Revised%20.pdf

Visualizing the Indiana Farmland and Cash Rent Adjustments. (2017). Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, (August), 11-12. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/Documents/PAER%20August%202017.pdf

2016 Rents for Indiana Pasture Land; Irrigated Farmland: Hay Ground, and On-Farm Grain Storage Rent. (2017). Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, (February), 9-11. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/Documents/PAER%20February%202017.pdf

Dobbins, C. L. (2018). 2018 Indiana Farmland Values - Up, Down, & Sideways. Purdue University, (August), 11. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/Documents/PAER%20August%202018_final.pdf

Dobbins, C. L., Langemeier, M. R., Nielsen, R. L., Vyn, T. J., Casteel, S. N., Johnson, W. G., & Wise, K. A. (2017). 2017 Purdue Crop Cost & Return Guide. Purdue Extension, (ID-166-W), 3. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/WlTMaz

Dobbins, C., Lanemeier, M., Miller, A., Nielson, R., Vyn, T., Casteeel, S., . . . Wise, K. (2014). 2014 Purdue Crop Cost & Return Guide. (ID-166 W), 3. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/commercialag/resources/farmmgmt/materials/id166_2015%20-%20december%20projections.pdf

Dobbins, C. (2018). Cash Rents and Farmland Values Remain Under Downward Pressure. Purdue University, (December), 3. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/Documents/PAER%20December%202018_FINAL.pdf

Dobbins, C., & Cook, K. (2014). A Time of Change? Indianaäó»s Farmland Market in 2014. 6. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/commercialag/resources/farmmgmt/materials/PAER8_2014.pdf

Dobbins, C., Griffin, Y., Mark, T., & Lowenberg-DeBoer, J. (2014). Estimating Whole Farm Costs of Conducting On-farm Research on Midwestern US Corn and Soybean Farms: A Linear Programming Approach. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 4(1). Retrieved from http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iagrm/ijam/2014/00000004/00000001

Dobbins, C. (2014). Farmland and Cash Rent Outlook. 1. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/Documents/PAER%20Dec.%202014.pdf

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