University Grants Barton Professor Emeritus Status

Dr. David Barton

K-State president Kirk Schulz has awarded David Barton, retiring director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center, the designation of professor emeritus of agricultural economics. Barton’s new title is effective immediately.

Barton has served on the agricultural economics faculty at Kansas State University for 35 years, including 27 years as ACCC director. During his tenure, he published more than 200 articles, papers, proceedings, book chapters, articles and financial planning reports.

He has designed and presented management seminar curricula, led major programs on cooperative issues and developed software for strategic financial planning in agribusiness.

Barton also has held numerous leadership positions with many industry organizations such as the American Institute of Cooperation, Assocation of Cooperative Educators and National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.

Barton continues to work part time for the ACCC.

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