Mr. Miller is a native of Indiana who joined the staff at Purdue
University in January, 1995. Previously he had served eleven years as
an Extension Economist for Auburn University and five years as an
Area Extension Specialist in Farm Management for the University of
Kentucky. While in Kentucky he also served as fieldman for the Ohio
Valley Farm Business Analysis Group, Inc. and while in Alabama he
established the Wiregrass Farm Analysis Association, Inc., a nonprofit
organization which serves farmer-members in Southeastern Alabama
and the Panhandle of Florida. He has extensive experience in working
with farm businesses and farm families in an advisory capacity.
Mr. Miller's primary Extension education focus is on
providing training and educational materials for farmers in such farm
business management subject matter areas as accounting, business
organization, computerized farm and small business accounting
software, farm costs and returns estimates and crop enterprise
budgets, finance, management development, and management succession
planning. He coordinates the annual Indiana Farm Management Tour and
the annual Farming Together Workshop for the Agricultural Economics
Department. He is a member of the Agricultural Economics Department’s
Top Farmer Workshop Team and monitors agricultural input costs for
the Department’s Agricultural Outlook programs.
In 2002, Mr. Miller co-authored the description of the
term “Estate Planning” for Volume 2 of MACMILLAN Reference USA’s new
four-volume Encyclopedia of Aging. He has also authored or
co-authored numerous Extension publications on various topics
related to farm business management.
Mr. Miller has taught AGEC 425, Estate Planning and
Property Transfer, since 1996. He also co-taught AGEC 311, Accounting
for Farm Business Planning, from its inception in 1997 through 2000.
Mr. Miller is currently a Director and
Secretary-Treasurer of the national Farm Financial Standards Council
and Director and Secretary of the Indiana Farm Management
Association. He is a Past President of the Purdue University
Cooperative Extension Specialist's Association and the National
Association of Farm Business Analysis Specialists.