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Department of Agricultural Economics

Terry Griffin

Associate ProfessorTGriffin

331 C Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


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B.S. Agronomy, University of Arkansas, 1997
M.S. Agricultural Economics University of Arkansas, 1999
Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2006

Research Interests and Experience

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. 

Areas of Specialization
Cropping systems economics
Precision agriculture
Spatial econometrics
Key Publications

Liu, Z., Griffin, T.W., Kirkpatrick, T.K., Monfort, W.S. Forthcoming. Spatial Econometric Approaches to Site-Specific Nematode Management Strategies. Precision Agriculture.
Griffin, T.W., Mark, T.B., and Ibendahl, G. Forthcoming.  2015. How Spatially Clustered are State-level Farmland Values? Journal of American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
Whitacre, B.E., Mark, T.B., and Griffin, T.W. 2014. How Connected are Our Farms?  Choices. http://bit.ly/1zRe57c 

Runge, M., Fulton, J.P., Griffin, T.W., Virk, S. Brook, A. 2014. Automatic Section Control Technology for Row Crop Planters. Alabama Cooperative Extension System. October 2014 ANR-2217 http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-2217/ANR-2217.pdf
Griffin, T.W., Mark, T.B., Dobbins, C.L., Lowenberg-DeBoer, J. 2014. Estimating Whole Farm Costs of Conducting On-farm Research: A Linear Programming Approach. International Journal of Agricultural Management. 4(1) pp 21-27  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5836/ijam/2014-01-04 

Norsworthy, J.K., Griffith, G., Griffin, T.W., Bagavathiannan, M. and Gbur, E.E. 2014 In-Field Movement of Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) and Its Impact on Cotton Lint Yield: Evidence Supporting a Zero-Threshold Strategy. Weed Science: April-June 2014, Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 237-249. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1614/WS-D-13-00145.1 

Liu, Z., Griffin, T.W., and Kirkpatrick, T.L. 2014.  Statistical and Economic Techniques for Site-specific Nematode Management. Journal of Nematology. Mar 2014; 46(1): 12–17. http://1.usa.gov/1oYKyhL 

Griffin, T.W. 2010. The Spatial Analysis of Yield Data. In M. Oliver (Ed.) Geostatistical Applications for Precision Agriculture. Springer. 295p.