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Renee Wiatt

Agricultural Economics 

  • Family Business Managment Specialist
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Field Extension Educators 

  • Extension Educator

Renee Wiatt serves as the Family Business Management Specialist for the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, namely for the Purdue Initiative for Family Firms (PIFF). She works on extension and applied research in family business management and collaborates with partners such as centers focused on agriculture and families, Extension teams focused on agriculture and farm management, and researchers to develop funded programming focused on family business management. She is responsible for coordinating with producer associations to determine family business needs as well as conducting research and fundraising focused on family businesses.

Renee was previously a research scientist at Iowa State University in the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology (CSSM) as well as an ag and natural resources educator for Purdue Extension in Montgomery County. She holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Agricultural Economics, both completed at Purdue University.

Selected Publications

Wiatt, R. (2019). Creating a Culture of Collaboration in Family Businesses. ( January/February 2019), 13-14.

Marshall, M. I. (2019). PIFF Quarterly Newsletter, Winter Edition 2019.

Wiatt, R., Marshall, M. I., & Musselman, R. (2019). Management and Ownership Transfer: The Case of Mid- Western Family Businesses. 52-68.

Wiatt, R., & Marshall, M. I. (2017). FB-BRAG: A Tool for Assessing Family Business Functioning. JOURNAL OF EXTENSION, 55(5).

Wiatt, R. (in press). How Do Tension, Fairness, and Finances Interact in a Family Business? Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association.

Marshall, M. I. (2017). Selecting a Successor. In Public Policy in Agriculture: Its Impact on Labor Supply and Household Income (277-292). Routledge.

Wiatt, R., & Marshall, M. I. (2017). The Succession Decision: The Case of Small- and Medium-Sized Midwestern Farm. In In A.K. Mishra, D. Viaggi, and S. Gomez y Paloma (Eds.), Public Policy in Agriculture: Impact on Labor Supply and Household Income (277-292). Routledge.

Wiatt, R., & Marshall, M. I. (2017). Introducing a New Functioning Assessment for Family Businesses: The FB-BRAG. (EC-813-W), 6. Retrieved from https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/EC/EC-813-W.pdf

Wiatt, R., & Marshall, M. I. (2017). Introducing PIFF: The Purdue Initiative for Family Firms. (624), 9.

Wiatt, R., & Marshall, M. I. (2017). FB-BRAG: A Family Business Functioning Assessment. Journal of Extension, 55(5). Retrieved from https://joe.org/joe/2017october/tt10.php

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