Farm management is not a series of canny, split second, or "heat of the
battle" maneuver skills that are innately personal. Farm management is a
learned set of skills that allows the manager to make informed decisions
and to implement changes that will move the operation toward its goals.
Management success can be measured by the quality and timeliness of
decisions, which are likewise affected by the quality and timeliness of
The information at this worksite will focus on the family farm and its
risk management aspects. I will strive to help farmers assemble
information from which they can make informed and timely decisions, find
answers to specific management problems, and study public policy issues
important to agriculture.