Terry Griffin

Farm Management, Cropping Systems, Precision Agriculture

Assistant Professor 
Kansas State University

Terry Griffin’s research and extension programs focus on cropping systems economics in general, and specifically precision agricultural technologies and big data. Precision ag data in a community has evolved Terry’s program to include ‘big data’ specifically the automation of economic decision making tools. Current projects include farm management decision making under weather uncertainty, profitable automated variable rate irrigation applications, valuation of precision agriculture data, and farmland values.

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Documents & Presentations by Terry Griffin
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Technology and Farm Life

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin and co-researcher LaVona Traywick of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education talk about their latest study of precision farming technology adoption...this time, they centered on how the use of technology relates to farmer quality of life, as well as the human capital on the farm or ranch...they say this information can be useful in technology investment decisions.

September 28, 2021
Ag Tech Adoption and Generational Characteristics: Benefit-Cost Analysis Revisited

Presented at: PrecisionAg Alliance, Fall Q3 2021 Virtual Meeting. 

September 23, 2021
Introduction to New Interactive Web Tools

September 1, 2021
Introduction to New Interactive Web Tools August 1, 2021
“Right-to-Repair” Initiative

K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin discusses the ongoing issue of high-tech farm machinery repair, and farmer access to on-board machinery diagnostic information. This has been wrapped into a new administrative "right-to-repair" initiative, which he says has several perspectives to consider.

July 21, 2021
The Right to Repair Broken Tech is Key to Farmers

MarketPlace Podcast: "Fixing farm equipment is no small feat, especially when the latest generation of tractors and other heavy machinery can cost a million dollars."

July 19, 2021
Global Cost Assessment of GNSS Outage to Agricultural Productivity

Presented to "Space Environment Engineering and Science Applications Workshop" - Ionospheric Impacts: Precision Agriculture

Terry Griffin's presentation begins at 1:43:50. 

June 15, 2021
Field Workdays Machinery Purchase Tool

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin tells on an upgrade that he has made to information that he has put together for farmers who are thinking about field machinery and equipment investments...it's called the Days Suitable for Fieldwork tool, which indicates the number of days per week that producers will likely be able to conduct fieldwork in the future, based on historical trends.

May 18, 2021
Day Suitable for Farm Work

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin talks about new data that he has put together on trends in days suitable for farm work...he explains what that represents, and how that information can be useful to producers in making long-term equipment and other investment decisions.

April 19, 2021
New Farm Management Decision Tool

Terry Griffin talks about a new farm management decision tool from K-State that's built around historic farmland values in Kansas and across the continental U.S. He says this can be useful in an assortment of ways, including determining the stepped-up basis value of farmland for land transaction purposes.

April 6, 2021