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About Andrew Swenson

Andy Swenson

Office: Barry Hall 614G

Phone: 701-231-7379

Fax: 701-231-1059

Andrew Swenson is Extension Farm and Farm Resource Management Specialist. He conducts research and provides education in the areas of crop economics, farm financial management, farm family living expenses, machinery economics, farm policy and land economics. 

Andy has presented over 300 workshops on farm accounting and financial management, enterprise budgeting, and whole farm planning.  He annually constructs enterprise budgets of major and minor crops, organizes an income tax management program for agricultural producers, processes farm and enterprise financial averages from farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm and Ranch Business Management program, and provides a report on North Dakota farm financial trends for agricultural lenders.  Andy has helped develop education programs and decision aid tools after the last four farm bills. He is state Finpack leader and has received several NDSU Extension Service Program Excellence Awards. 

Mr. Swenson is a member of the National Farm and Ranch Business Management Education Association, the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, and the Northwest Farm Managers Association.


Recent Publications:

Swenson, A.L. and R. Haugen. 2011.  “Projected 2012 Crop Budgets,” for nine regions of North   

Dakota, Farm Management Planning Guides, NDSU Extension Service, Fargo, ND.


A.L. Swenson. 2011.  “Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms 2001‑2010.” Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Report No. 686, North Dakota State University.


Koo, W.W., R.D. Taylor, and A.L. Swenson. 2011. “2011 North Dakota Agricultural Outlook: Representative Farms 2011-2020.” Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Report No. 683, North Dakota State University.


Swenson, A.L., and R. Haugen. 2010. “ Projected 2010 Organic Crop Budgets South Central North

Dakota,”  Farm Management Planning Guide, NDSU Extension Service, Fargo, ND.    


Nowatzki, J., A.L. Swenson, and D.P. Wiesenborn. 2007. “Small-scale Biodiesel Production and Use.”  Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. AE-1344, North Dakota State University Research. 



B.A., St. Cloud State University, Economics, 1977

B.A., St. Cloud State University, Geography, 1977


M.S., North Dakota State University, Agriculture Economics, 1981

Thesis: Economics of No-Till Grain Production in North Dakota


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