Agriculture and Business Management Economists


Jeffrey E. Tranel (Jeff), ABM Economist
Email: jeffrey.tranel@colostate.edu
Phone: (719) 545-1845
Personal web page: www.extension.colostate.edu/tranel/
Expertise/Professional Interests:
  • Legacy/succession/estate planning; income taxes, production economics (enterprise budgeting), feasibility analysis, risk management, organizational structures, and crop insurance.

Dennis A. Kaan, Golden Plains Area Director & Community Development Agent
Email: dennis.kaan@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 345-2287
Expertise/Professional Interests:
  • Community development, leasing, farm and ranch management, risk management, production economics (enterprise budgeting), and ag energy efficiency.

R. Brent Young (Brent), ABM Economist
Email: brent.young@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 522-7207
Expertise/Professional Interests:
  • Application of technology to agriculture, irrigation economics, production economics (enterprise budgeting), record keeping and analysis, market planning, crop insurance, and beginning farmers and ranchers.

Jenny Beiermann, ABM Economist
Email: Jenny.Beiermann@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 245-9149
Expertise/Professional Interests:
  • Production economics (enterprise budgeting), farm business accounting management and whole farm planning.

Dr. Norman Dalsted (Norm), Professor and ABM Economist
Email: norman.dalsted@colostate.edu
Phone: (719) 545-1845
Expertise/Professional Interests:
  • Estate planning, production economics (enterprise budgeting), strategic financial planning, bankruptcy, crop insurance, and feasibility analysis.

Stephen R. Koontz (Steve), Professor and ABM Economist
Email: stephen.koontz@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-7032
Expertise/Professional Interests:
  • Commercial commodity agricultural markets, agribusiness, risk management, experimental economics, alternative marketing methods used in livestock, and the economics of animal disease control and insurance.