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George F Patrick

Dr. George Patrick’s areas of research include the evaluation of risk management strategies, farmers’ risk attitudes and responses to risk, producers’ marketing practices and effects of changes in income tax law. Recent research publications include “Hog Producers’ Risk Management Attitudes and Desire for Additional Risk Management Education,” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (December 2007); “Evaluation of Risk Management Alternatives for Indiana Grain Producers,” Agricultural Finance Review (Spring 2007); “Forward Pricing Behavior of Corn and Soybean Producers,” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (April 2005); “Cotton Producers’ Choice of Marketing Techniques.” Agribusiness: An International Journal (Autumn 2004); “Farm Income Variability and the Supply of Off-Farm Labor by Limited-Resource Farmers,” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (August 2004); “Risk Management Strategy Evaluation for Corn and Soybean Producers,” Agricultural Finance Review (Spring 2004); Risk Management Education: An Examination of Crop Producers’ Participation in Recent Programs and of Their Desire for Additional Training,” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (December 2003). Dr. Patrick annually updates “Income Tax Planning for Farmers” which is available at http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/pubs/taxplanning.asp.

Professor Patrick coordinates the Purdue Income Tax School program for tax professionals. The two-day program enrolls about 1,100 tax professionals annually and is conducted at 11 locations throughout Indiana. He also conducts programs for agricultural producers on income tax management and risk management. Dr. Patrick teaches AGEC 456, Federal Income Tax Law, to over 100 undergraduate students in the spring semester.

Dr. Patrick’s Extension program was recognized as the Distinguished Extension Program- Individual by the American Association of Agricultural Economics (AAEA) in 2004. He received the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist Career Award in 2002. During the 1999 to 2004 period he served as Director, President-Elect, President and Past-President of the AAEA Extension Section. Dr. Patrick received the 1997 Tax Award from the Quality for Indiana Taxpayers Foundation, Inc. Dr. Patrick has been President of the Board of Directors of the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation, Inc. since 2001.

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