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Internationally Known Economist to Feature Ag Investing Tips at OSU Extension Seminar

November 28, 2001

FINDLAY, Ohio - Farmers, agribusinesses, suppliers or other professionals in agriculture will have the opportunity to learn the tools and rules for investing in the industry from an internationally known economist at an Ohio State University Extension-sponsored seminar.

The Hancock County office of Ohio State Extension, Ag Credit and Blanchard Valley Farmers Cooperative will be hosting David M. Kohl, a professor of agricultural finance and small business management and entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech, on Dec. 13 at The Lighthouse in Findlay, OH.

Registration cost before Dec. 7 is $8 per person. Meals are included in the registration fee. The seminar will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

"David Kohl is a popular speaker and he's easy to listen too. We are hoping to get a good crowd," said Gary Wilson, an Ohio State Extension agent. "The seminar is for anyone who is interested in agriculture."
The program, called Ag and Finance: "Navigating into the 21st Century" will focus on a variety of topics including the current state of agriculture, globalization of world markets, biotechnology, the environment, retirement investment tools and the top 10 best management practices of the top producer.

Kohl, who earned his master's and doctorate degrees in agricultural economics from Cornell University, has conducted over 2,400 workshops and seminars for agribusinesses. He has published four books and over 300 articles on financial and business-related topics and regularly contributes to Farm Journal, Top Producer, AgriFinance and the Journal of Agricultural Lending. Kohl has been recognized as one of the leaders in establishing guidelines for the standardized reporting and analysis of agricultural producers' financial information on a national and international level.

For more information, contact the Hancock County office of Ohio State Extension at (419) 422-3851 or log on to

Candace Pollock
Gary Wilson