The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City looks forward to welcoming Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh, Professor Emeritus with Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics to the Council's October luncheon meeting. Dr. Flinchbaugh was a recipient of the Council's 2014 Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence.
A native of York, Pennsylvania, Flinchbaugh holds B.S. in Animal Science (1964) and M.S. in Agricultural Economics (1967) degrees from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics (1971) from Purdue University. Flinchbaugh joined Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, in 1971. He teaches a junior-senior level course in agricultural policy and lectures throughout Kansas and the nation on agricultural and economic policy. Flinchbaugh has received the Outstanding Teacher Award from KSU College of Agriculture students on three different occasions. From 1984 until 2004, Flinchbaugh served as the Kansas Extension Leader for Agricultural Economics.
For four years, Flinchbaugh served as Special Assistant to the President of Kansas State University (coordinating the information and public affairs activities of the University). Flinchbaugh served for five years as Chairman of the prestigious Alfred M. Landon Lecture Series on Public Issues.
Flinchbaugh has participated in two Japanese Trade Missions. He has led Kansas Agricultural People-to-People tours to the Soviet Union and European countries, the South Pacific, the People’s Republic of China and Africa.
He receives approximately 100 speaking invitations per year and is the author of 100-plus publications including an agricultural policy textbook. Flinchbaugh served as Chairman of the Commission on 21stCentury Production Agriculture authorized in the 1996 Farm Bill.