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About Dwight Aakre

Dwight.Aakre@ndsu.edu

Dwight Aakre

Office: Richard H. Barry Hall 614D

Phone: 701-231-7378

Fax: 701-231-1059 

Dwight Aakre is an Extension Farm Management Specialist with responsibilities covering a broad range of farm management issues. He has expertise in building leases; irrigated crop budgets; fair rent; farm management software; farm real estate taxes; farm transition planning; government farm programs; irrigation economics; land values, rental rates and leases; machinery rents; and custom rates.

Dwight provides leadership in the maintenance of North Dakota’s Land Valuation Model and works with the State Tax Department, County governments and the Legislative Taxation Committee. He provides leadership for in-service training and educational programs on economics of land ownership and rental arrangements, machinery management, cropping systems, rotations, crop selection, cost of production, farm policy and farm programs. He participates with the North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in conducting the North Dakota custom rate survey. Aakre assists AFPC with the Representative Farms Project, including identifying panel participants, meeting arrangements and data collection.

Dwight has received numerous Extension program excellence awards and the AGSCO Excellence in Extension Award (2009).

 

Education

 

M.S., 1983, Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University

B.S., 1974, Agricultural Education, North Dakota State University

A.Ag., 1969, Natural Resource Conservation, University of Minnesota Technical College

 

Professional Experience

 

1987-Present: Farm Management Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

1984-1987: Area Farm Management Agent, NDSU Extension Service

1976-Present:  Owner/operator of a diversified farm that includes corn, soybeans, alfalfa and a beef cow herd.

1974-1978: Vocational Agriculture Instructor, Mahnomen, Minnesota

1970-1971:  U.S. Army

 

Current Committees

 

Member, North Central Farm Management Extension Committee

 

Recent Publications

 

Aakre, Dwight, and Ronald Haugen. 2012. “Results of the North Dakota Land Valuation Model for the 2012 Agricultural Real Estate Assessment.” Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics Report No. 693, North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.

Aakre, Dwight. 2011. “Custom Farm Work Rates on North Dakota Farms, 2010, by North Dakota Farm Regions.” NDSU Extension Service circular, EC-499, Fargo, N.D.

Aakre, Dwight. 2011. “Projected Budgets for Irrigated Crops, Western North Dakota.” Farm Management Planning Guide, NDSU Extension Service, Fargo, N.D.

Aakre, Dwight. 2011. “Projected Budgets for Irrigated Crops, Eastern North Dakota.” Farm Management Planning Guide, NDSU Extension Service, Fargo, N.D.

Aakre, Dwight. 2011. “Projected Budgets for Irrigated Crops, Central North Dakota.” Farm Management Planning Guide, NDSU Extension Service, Fargo, N.D.

Aakre, Dwight. 2011. “What is the Value of a Standing Corn Crop for Silage?” NDSU Extension Service EC-1343, Fargo, N.D.

 

Webpage           

 

http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/farmmanagement/

 

 
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