Professor Barnard’s Extension interests include agricultural
finance and farm management. He has had extensive experience in
agricultural lending. Professor Barnard’s responsibilities include
serving as director of the Midwest Agricultural Banking School. The
school is cosponsored by the Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio
Bankers Associations and is held at Purdue University. In addition,
he is the coordinator for the Indiana Bankers’ Agricultural Clinic.
He also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Indiana Chapter
of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
Professor Barnard is also past chairman for the
Financial Criteria and Measures Committee and is currently a member of
the Technical Committee for the Farm Financial Standards Council.
The council recommends guidelines for financial reporting and
analysis in agriculture.