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K-State Today

June 28, 2012

Agricultural economics professor honored with Agriculture Future of America Award

Submitted by Ashley Martin

Barry Flinchbaugh, professor of agricultural economics, has been selected as a 2012 Leader in Agriculture Award recipient by Agriculture Future of America. Flinchbaugh and fellow 2012 recipient, Howard G. Buffett, will be recognized at the Agriculture Future of America's Leader in Agriculture Award Dinner on Nov. 2 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.

Flinchbaugh has a bachelor's in animal science and a master's in agricultural economics from Pennsylvania State University, as well as a doctorate in agricultural economics from Purdue University. He has served Kansas State University as a faculty member for more than 41 years. He has received numerous awards and distinctions for both his teaching and extension efforts, including the Outstanding Teacher Award from the K-State College of Agriculture on three different occasions. 

A recognized leader in the agriculture industry, Flinchbaugh represents the agricultural community through his active participation in the development of United States agricultural policy. His service on numerous national task forces, boards of directors and advisory groups has allowed him to provide input on domestic food and agriculture policy. Flinchbaugh also served as chairman of the Commission on 21st Century Production Agriculture, which was authorized in the 1996 Farm Bill.

The Leader in Agriculture Award is presented annually to two outstanding individuals in the agriculture industry whose personal and professional accomplishments and contributions have served them in mentoring students to be successful leaders