Danny Klinefelter

About Dr. Klinefelter:
Dr. Danny A. Klinefelter specializes in agricultural finance and management development. He is the director of The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) and Executive Secretary for the Association of Agricultural Production Executives (AAPEX). He is a business columnist for DTN, Chairman of the advisory board for Farm Journal Media’s Top Producer Executive Network and a member of the board of AgTexas Farm Credit Services. Danny spent 10 years in commercial banking and the Farm Credit System.

Selected Publications:
Klinefelter, D. Alternative Farm Business Arrangements, Agricultural Law Proceedings, State Bar of Texas, May, 2009.

Klinefelter, D. Successor Development and Management Transition on Family Farms and Ranches, Texas AgriLIFE Extension, 2009.

Klinefelter, D. Is There Any Connection. . . Political Rhetoric, Emotional Arguments and Reality, Corn & Soybean Digest, January, 2009.

Klinefelter, D. Seek Other Winners: Peer Advisory Groups, Top Producer, March, 2008.

Klinefelter, D. and J. Magee. Improving Organizational Effectiveness and Competitiveness Ag Lender, December 2008.

Klinefelter, D. Twenty-Five Attributes of the 21st Century Farm Executive, The Texas AgriLIFE Extension, B-6168, 2005

Klinefelter, D., A. Ottmans, and T. Frey. Agricultural Financial Reporting and Analysis. Doane Publishing, Third Edition, 2001.

Boehlje, M. and D. Klinefelter. Positioning and Planning Your Business. E.I. duPont Nemours, 1997.

Klinefelter, D. and M. Boehlje. Modern Farm Management. E.I. duPont Nemours, 1997.

Klinefelter, D. and T. Frey. Coordinated Financial Statements for Agriculture. Century Communications, Third Edition, 1989.

Research Interests:
Financial Management, Agribusiness


PhD (Agricultural Economics), University of Illinois
MS (Agricultural Economics), University of Illinois
BS (Agricultural Economics), Southern Illinois University

Awards and Honors

Texas A&M University Regents Fellow, 2011
American Agricultural Editors Association’s Distinquished Service to Agricultural Award, 2010
Named by Top Producer magazine as one of the 25 people in the world who will have the greatest influence on the future of American agriculture, 2009
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honor Professor, 2006
Southern Agricultural Economics Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005
Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, 1998 and 2002
Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence, 1997 and 2001
Texas AgriLIFE Extension Superior Service Award, 1988 and 1992
American Agricultural Economics Association Quality of Published Communication, 1987

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