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.