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Freddie Barnard

Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural Economics


Freddie L. Barnard, Professor Emeritus of agricultural economics at Purdue University, is a native of Kentucky and received both a B.S. and M.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky. He received a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois. He retired June 30, 2017 after serving on the faculty at Purdue University for more than 35 years, where he had Extension and undergraduate teaching responsibilities in agricultural finance and agribusiness management. He also served as director of the Midwest Agricultural Banking School, which is held each year through Purdue University, a position he held for 36 years. Finally, he served on the Technical Committee of the Farm Financial Standards Council and as secretary/treasurer of the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.