The K-State Department of Agricultural Economics has surpassed its 2 million dollar fundraising goal for the Barry Flinchbaugh Chair in Agricultural Economics.
This chair will help contribute to food and agricultural policy across the state and nation in honor of the late Flinchbaugh, who according to current department head Allen Featherstone, dreamed of endowing a chair to build upon the national and state legacy he helped establish. Flinchbaugh died in 2020.
The chair will be used to recruit and retain faculty within the Department of Ag Econ and provide risk capital to allow innovative activities in agricultural policy. It’s anticipated a stakeholder advisory board will be established to guide the activities.
Additional contributions to the chair will help establish a ‘Kings and Kingmakers’ lecture, a Flinchbaugh Legislator Policy Bootcamp, and additional programs to provide research and education for current stakeholders.