The Ag Globe TrotterDr. Dave M. Kohl
Welcome to the weekly edition of The Ag Globe Trotter by Dr. Dave Kohl.
The following is some advice for individuals considering the field or changing responsibilities.
- Do not limit yourself. The industry, like yourself, may evolve over time with interest and opportunities. Your agriculture career is not a sprint, but a marathon or journey in an environment of accelerated change.
- Get comfortable being uncomfortable. The industry competition, consumers and trends that influence the industry will require one to be adaptable and pivot quickly.
- Think outside the box. This way of thinking can lead to unique opportunities that can make a difference in people’s lives while being compensated monetarily.
Dr. Kohl is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Kohl has traveled over 8 million miles throughout his professional career and has conducted more than 6,000 workshops and seminars for agricultural groups such as bankers, Farm Credit, FSA and regulators, as well as producer and agribusiness groups. He has published four books and over 1,300 articles on financial and business-related topics in journals, extension and other popular publications.
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