David Kohl received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University. For 25 years, Kohl was Professor of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. He was on special leave with the Royal Bank of Canada working on advanced initiatives for two years, and also assisted in the launch of the successful entrepreneurship program at Cornell University. Kohl is Professor Emeritus in the Agricultural and Applied Economics Department at Virginia Tech.
Kohl has traveled over 9 million miles throughout his professional career! He has conducted more than 6,000 workshops and seminars for agricultural groups such as bankers, Farm Credit, FSA, and regulators, as well as producer and agribusiness groups. He has published four books and over 2,100 articles on financial and business-related topics in journals, extension, and other popular publications. Kohl regularly writes for Corn and Soybean Digest, and other ag lending publications.
He has received 11 major teaching awards while teaching over 10,000 students, and 25 major Extension and Public Service awards from Virginia Tech, Cornell University, and state and national organizations. Kohl is a two-time recipient of the prestigious American Agricultural Economics Association's Outstanding Teaching Award. Kohl is one of only five professors in the 100-year history of the Association to receive the award twice. He received the Governor's award for his distinguished service to Virginia agriculture, the youngest recipient to receive this award. Kohl was recognized as one of 30 leaders who are the brains behind innovative business management and economic information that agriculture uses today. He also has been named one of 7 economists and bankers who challenge the status quo.
Kohl has addressed the American Bankers Agricultural Conference for more than 35 consecutive years, and has appeared before numerous state bankers’ schools and conferences throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the world. He is also one of the top rated instructors at the LSU and Colorado Graduate Schools of Banking, and is Chancellor of Farm Credit University, which has had over 4,000 enrollments of lenders and producers using a blended online and face-to-face educational approach.
As facilitator of the United States Farm Financial Standards Task Force and member of the Canadian Agricultural Financial Standards Task Force, Dr. Kohl was one of the leaders in establishing guidelines for the standardized reporting and analysis of agricultural producers' financial information on a national and international basis. The Kohl Agribusiness Centre has been established in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech in honor of his long-term commitment to practical teaching, research, and extension. In 2017, Kohl was inducted into the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Hall of Fame.
Kohl is currently President of AgriVisions, LLC, a knowledge-based consulting business providing cutting-edge programs to leading agricultural organizations worldwide. He is also a business coach and part owner of Homestead Creamery, a value added dairy business in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Brown joined Mizzou in 1989 as a research associate in FAPRI, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute. He is an expert in Missouri agricultural policy, as well as the livestock market outlook and dairy policy. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on the quantitative effects of changes in federal dairy and livestock policies, and currently works with the Missouri legislature on the economic effects of state policy options on Missouri agriculture. He also provides regular market outlook on the livestock and dairy industries. He received the 2016 C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship from the UM Board of Curators for commitment, dedication and effectiveness in advancing the land-grant mission, and has been recognized as a Special Friend of the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives.
Friday, November 30, 2018 -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
El Kadir Shrine Club, Kirksville, MO
10 a.m. - Registration. Coffee and donuts available.
10:30 a.m. - Missouri Crop and Livestock Outlook
Dr. Scott Brown
Assistant Extension Professor, Ag Economics
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
12 p.m. - Courtesy Lunch
1 p.m. - Positioning for Success in the Economic Reset
Dr. David Kohl
Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech
3 p.m. - Q & A. Wrap up.
4 p.m. - Thank you for attending.
6 p.m. - Free co-sponsored beef supper.
7 p.m. - Evening program begins in the auditorium.
8 a.m to 5 p.m. - Free Trade Show continues.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Free Educational Programs. Eight different topics every hour. Forty-eight top -notch speakers, forty-eight different topics, including beef, sheep, meat goats, stock dogs, forages, horses, farm management and around the farm and home topics.
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Free Governors-style Luncheon.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Educational programs continue.
The premier educational event for livestock producers nationwide.
November 30 and December 1, 2018
William Matthew Middle School, 1515 S. Cottage Grove, Kirksville, Missouri