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Department of Agricultural Economics

Terry Kastens

Professor EmeritusTerry Kastens




B.A., Economics, University of Kansas
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University

Research Interests and Experience

Terry Kastens is an emeritus professor and was an extension agricultural economist from 1995-2009 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He currently is actively involved in the family farming operation in northwest Kansas, a farm that continues to be a pioneer in researching and adopting technologies such as no-till and precision agriculture. While at K-State, Kastens’ goal was to increase the profitability of those involved in production agriculture, especially in crops production. His main areas of emphasis were land ownership and leasing, machinery management, and technology adoption. However, land issues comprised the majority of his time. He retains these interests today. Hardly a week passes when he is not involved with negotiating arrangements between landowners and tenants, or in land purchase or land sale issues and questions.

Areas of Specialization

Farm Management
Precision Agriculture