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Dr. Art Barnaby has had a distinguished career as an agricultural risk management researcher and educator, and is also a farmer himself who was reared on a diversified family farm in Kansas.
Barnaby’s groundbreaking work in risk-management has brought him international acclaim. He has authored several research projects on crop insurance issues and
their impacts on farmers. His research work with the private sector was the
basis for the first revenue insurance contract, considered by Top Producer
Magazine to be “the single most important change in the history of the program
going back to the Dust Bowl.” He is a sought-after adviser to policy makers and
agricultural finance leaders alike, consistently considering how any proposed
policy change would affect farmers.
“I’m inspired to help farmers manage risk in a world market with less support from USDA commodity programs,” Dr. Barnaby says. “I hope to educate policymakers that cuts in crop insurance coverage will impact farmers’ marketing plans.”
An Agricultural Economics professor at Kansas State University, Dr. Barnaby also conducts national extension education programs on market risk, government commodity programs, crop insurance and public policy. He is a frequent speaker at professional, farmer-producer, ag lender, and insurance industry meetings.
Dr. Barnaby was named to Top Producer Editors list of “Brave Thinkers: 30 Leaders Who Made a Difference” and its list of “7 Economists, Bankers Who Challenged the Status Quo.” He is a past winner of the Excellence in Extension Award presented by the National Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, and a three-time winner of the American Agricultural Economics Association Distinguished Extension Program Award. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University, a master’s degree from New Mexico State University and a doctorate in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.
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