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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Making Better Cover Crop Choices

K-State cropping systems economist Terry Griffin talks about his current project, developing a tool for producers to use in optimizing their cover crop selection, making decisions on a least-cost basis...he goes over the variables that producers need to think about when putting together an economical cover crop mix that still serves the intended purposes.

May 12, 2020
Ag Technology and Farm Labor

From the recent Women Managing the Farm Conference at K-State, agricultural technology specialist Terry Griffin shares some observations from a discussion forum he moderated, on farm technology adoption and how that impacts farm labor. Terry also hints at an emerging conflict between two major farm data services. Could this conflict get the attention of legislators?

February 21, 2020
Big Farm Data

K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin looks at the ongoing issue of "big farm data":  who owns it, and to what extent do farmers want to commit to a data processing venture...he tackled those and other questions as an invited speaker at an ag data law symposium hosted by Texas A&M University last week.

February 6, 2020
Autonomous Farming Systems

K-State ​precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin talks about the economic feasibility of autonomous farming systems, which have become the premiere topic at several precision agricultural technology conferences he has participated in this winter...he also touches upon the ongoing issue of how best to utilize and manage precision data collected at the farm level.

January 28, 2020
Trends in Farm Management Research

K-State agricultural economist Terry Griffin talks about a different kind of analysis he has just finished up:  he tallied articles from a highly-respected journal to identify trends in farm management research, which indicated to him where such research might best be directed going forward.

December 13, 2019
Precision Agriculture Recap

Terry Griffin offers his take on what's up and coming in the field of precision farming technology, with autonomous and robotic field work systems leading the way. He also talks about the economics of investing in precision technology, and tells of several opportunities for producers to learn more about precision systems that would fit their operations, including the annual precision technology conference to be hosted by the Kansas Agricultural Research and Technology Association.

November 14, 2019
Creating a Top Farm

K-State agricultural economists Gregg Ibendahl and Terry Griffin review their new analysis of what makes a top farm economically in Kansas, based on 10 years of Kansas Farm Management Association data from actual grain production farms across the state:  they ranked several hundred farms for their economic performance, and then evaluated the importance of five factors to those rankings. In this first segment, they look at farm size, and level of debt.

October 8, 2019
Estimating Farmland Values Based on Historic Index Numbers

 

September 10, 2019
A "Briefer" History of Farm Management August 20, 2019
Generations, Spending and Debt

K-State agricultural economists Gregg Ibendahl and Terry Griffin talk about their latest effort in a series of economics analyses which looks at the generational differences in farm and ranch management:  this time, they've focused on how spending tendencies and debt load differ among the various generations.

August 14, 2019