Professor and Extension Economist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, specializing in agricultural finance and management development. He is the director of The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP). In addition, he serves as the Executive Secretary for the Association of Agricultural Production Executives (AAPEX). He is a member of the board of Ag Texas Farm Credit Services and President of his family’s Illinois farm corporation.
Danny received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois in 1979, where he was a National Science Foundation Research Fellow. Prior to his graduate work, he spent five years in commercial lending, credit analysis, and farm management with the Marine Bank of Springfield, Illinois. In addition to his Ph.D., he also received his M.S. from the University of Illinois in 1971. He graduated summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in 1969.
Prior to returning to Texas A&M, he was Vice President and Coordinator of Field Operations for the Farm Credit Capital Corporation in the Fifth Farm Credit District. He had previously served as Director of Marketing, Financially Related Services and Training and Development for the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank (FICB) of Jackson. Before his employment at the FICB in June of 1982, he had been an assistant professor of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M. He has three times been selected as the outstanding teacher in the Department of Agricultural Economics. He was a founding member of the National Farm Financial Standards Council and has served on the faculties of the American Bankers Association’s Graduate School of Agricultural Finance and Banking, the Graduate School of Banking at Boulder, Colorado, the Ferguson Agri-Management Institute, and the Federal Reserve Board of Governor’s Senior Lending Seminar. He also served as the Executive Director of Tenth District Federation of Production Credit Associations from 1993-96.
He is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the International Association of Agribusiness Management, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta and Gamma Sigma Delta. He received the American Agricultural Economics Association’s Quality of Published Communication Award in 1987, the Texas Agricultural Extension Service’s Superior Service Award in both 1988 and 1992, the Vice Chancellors’ Award in Excellence in 1997 and 2001, and the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 1998 and 2002. He received the Southern Agricultural Economics Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and was selected as the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honor Professor in 2006. In 2009, the 25th anniversary issue of Top Producer named him one of the 25 people in the world who would have the greatest influence on the future of American agriculture. He received the American Agricultural Editors Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2010. He is the third Texas A&M faculty member to receive the award. The two previous winners were Dr. Perry Adkisson and Dr. Norman Borlaug. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Who’s Who in the American South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World. In addition to his academic and banking experience, Danny has authored or co-authored numerous professional articles and publications. He is also co-author of seven books: Agricultural Financial Reporting and Analysis, Coordinated Financial Statements for Agriculture, Financial Decisions: A Survival Handbook for Farmers (Agri Finance Publications), Farm Investment and Financial Analysis (Prentice-Hall), Agriculture in the 21st Century, Modern Farm Management, and Planning and Positioning Your Business (Dupont).
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