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Department of Agricultural Economics

Dan O'Brien

Associate Professorobrien
P. O. Bx 786
105 Experiment Farm Rd.
Colby, KS 67701-0786

785-462-2315 | Fax


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B.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska, 1978
M.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska, 1980
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University, 1993

Research Interests and Experience

The focus of Daniel O’Brien's extension and applied research efforts have been in the areas of grain and bioenergy market analysis - with emphasis on of wheat, feed grain, oilseed, and ethanol supply-demand and prices. He also has been working in the areas of irrigated and dryland cropping systems and natural resource-related issues in western Kansas. He also works extensively with agricultural audiences on issues such as farmland leasing and crop enterprise profitability.