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Michael R Langemeier

Agricultural Economics 

  • Professor
765.494.9557
KRAN Room 606

Michael Langemeier joined Purdue University in July 2012. Michael’s Extension and research interests include cropping systems, benchmarking, strategic management, cost of production, and technical and economic efficiency. Most of Michael’s research has focused on the efficiency of farms and ranches, and crop and livestock enterprise production costs and efficiency. He has also conducted research related to tillage systems, biomass crops and the tradeoff between crop rotation profitability and water quality.

Prior to arriving at Purdue, Michael spent 22 years in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. In addition to working on Extension and research projects, Michael taught courses in economic theory and farm management and worked closely with the Kansas Farm Management Association. He also conducted workshops for feed mill managers, emphasizing the importance of tracking financial performance, benchmarking and capital budgeting.

In addition to conducting numerous workshops and presenting Extension and research information to numerous audiences in the United States, Michael has conducted workshops and given presentations in Australia, China, Ecuador, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa and Tanzania. He is currently involved in agribenchmark, an international benchmarking group centered in Germany.

Michael received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His doctorate is from Purdue University. Michael’s family operates farms in eastern Nebraska.

Selected Publications

Mintert, J. R., Widmar, D. A., & Langemeier, M. R. (2018). Ag Producer Sentiment Turns Higher; Many Expect Lower Taxes. Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture.

Mintert, J. R., Widmar, D. A., & Langemeier, M. R. (2017). Post-Harvest Slump in Ag Producer Sentiment. Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/post-harvest-slump-ag-producer-sentiment/

Mintert, J. R., Widmar, D. A., & Langemeier, M. R. (2017). Improved Producer Optimism in October. Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/improved-producer-optimism-october/

Mintert, J. R., Widmar, D. A., & Langemeier, M. R. (2017). Future Expectations Turn Lower. Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/future-expectations-turn-lower/

Mintert, J. R., Widmar, D. A., & Langemeier, M. R. (2017). Producer Sentiment Drifts Lower in August as Commodity Prices Weaken. Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/producer-sentiment-drifts-lower-august-commodity-prices-weaken/

Mintert, J. R., Widmar, D. A., & Langemeier, M. R. (2017). Strengthening Commodity Price Expectations Send Farmer Sentiment Higher in July. Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/strengthening-commodity-price-expectations-send-farmer-sentiment-higher-july/

Mintert, J. R., Widmar, D. A., & Langemeier, M. R. (2017). Ag Producers’ Financial Situation Stronger Compared to 2016. Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/ag-producers-financial-situation-stronger-compared-2016/

Mintert, J. R., Widmar, D. A., & Langemeier, M. R. (2017). Producer Sentiment Holds Steady: Producers Voice Support for Renegotiating NAFTA. Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/producer-sentiment-holds-steady-producers-voice-support-renegotiating-nafta/

Mintert, J. R., Widmar, D. A., & Langemeier, M. R. (2017). Ag Producer Sentiment Inches Higher in April. Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/ag-producer-sentiment-inches-higher-april/

Mintert, J. R., Widmar, D. A., & Langemeier, M. R. (2017). The Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer After One-Year. Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/purdue-cme-group-ag-economy-barometer-one-year/

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