Dr. George Patrick’s areas of research include the evaluation of risk
management strategies, farmers’ risk attitudes and responses to risk,
producers’ marketing practices and effects of changes in income tax
law. Recent research publications include “Hog Producers’ Risk
Management Attitudes and Desire for Additional Risk Management
Education,” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (December
2007); “Evaluation of Risk Management Alternatives for Indiana Grain
Producers,” Agricultural Finance Review (Spring 2007); “Forward
Pricing Behavior of Corn and Soybean Producers,” Journal of
Agricultural and Applied Economics (April 2005); “Cotton Producers’
Choice of Marketing Techniques.” Agribusiness: An International
Journal (Autumn 2004); “Farm Income Variability and the Supply of
Off-Farm Labor by Limited-Resource Farmers,” Journal of Agricultural
and Applied Economics (August 2004); “Risk Management Strategy
Evaluation for Corn and Soybean Producers,” Agricultural Finance
Review (Spring 2004); Risk Management Education: An Examination of
Crop Producers’ Participation in Recent Programs and of Their Desire
for Additional Training,” Journal of Agricultural and Applied
Economics (December 2003). Dr. Patrick annually updates “Income Tax
Planning for Farmers” which is available at http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/pubs/taxplanning.asp.
Professor Patrick coordinates the Purdue Income Tax
School program for tax professionals. The two-day program enrolls
about 1,100 tax professionals annually and is conducted at 11
locations throughout Indiana. He also conducts programs for
agricultural producers on income tax management and risk management.
Dr. Patrick teaches AGEC 456, Federal Income Tax Law, to over 100
undergraduate students in the spring semester.
Dr. Patrick’s Extension program was recognized as the
Distinguished Extension Program- Individual by the American Association
of Agricultural Economics (AAEA) in 2004. He received the Purdue
University Cooperative Extension Specialist Career Award in 2002.
During the 1999 to 2004 period he served as Director, President-Elect,
President and Past-President of the AAEA Extension Section. Dr.
Patrick received the 1997 Tax Award from the Quality for Indiana
Taxpayers Foundation, Inc. Dr. Patrick has been President of the Board
of Directors of the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation,
Inc. since 2001.