Explore key factors influencing the U.S. economy & biofuels future. Join us for a one-day conference that will stimulate your thinking about agriculture's future and how you can position your farm to be successful in the years ahead. Attend in person in West Lafayette, Indiana or join us remotely.
James Mintert is a professor and extension economist in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics and serves as director of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. The Center is focused on developing and delivering programs to commercial farmers via web postings, conferences, workshops and webinars. Jim is also one of the principal investigators for the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, a monthly sentiment survey of U.S farmers. In addition to his responsibilities with the Center, Dr. Mintert teaches an undergraduate class on commodity risk management. He holds bachelors and master’s degrees in agricultural economics from Purdue and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Jim originally acquired his interest in agriculture while working on his family’s farm in the Mississippi and Missouri river bottoms, just north of St. Louis, Missouri.