June 11, 2014
By David Widmar
David Widmar is an agricultural economist specializing in ag trends and the farm economy. Through his research, he supports agribusinesses and farmers in their strategic and planning efforts. David’s current work can be found at Agricultural Economic Insights, aei.ag, which he co-founded with Dr. Brent Gloy in 2014.
Prior to Agricultural Economic Insights, Mr. Widmar was a researcher with the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. While at Purdue, he led the 2012 Large Commercial Producer Survey and later directed the research efforts in launching the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, a monthly survey of farmer sentiment. Before working for Purdue University, David served as the economist for the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
David received his master’s of science degree from Purdue University, and a bachelor’s of science from Kansas State University, both in agricultural economics.