Danny Klinefelter

DTN Farm Business Adviser
Danny Klinefelter

Danny Klinefelter is a professor and Extension economist at Texas A&M.


He directs The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP), an annual executive training course designed for mid-career producers cultivating their management skills.  Klinefelter will advise DTN on farm business coverage and participate in regular online discussions as a guest expert on DTN's weekly blog, Minding Ag's Business.


In addition to directing TEPAP, Klinefelter co-directs the Texas A&M Family and Owner-Managed Business Program, and is a member of the board of Ag Texas Farm Credit Services and Texas Enterprise Bank.

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