Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Kurkalova, Lyubov

Abstract

This study develops an Excel based profit-maximizing optimization model for these farm management decisions, all varying by the field level Corn Suitability Rating land quality indicator for the agricultural land in the State of Iowa. The model developed for this analysis incorporates production costs, production yield impacts, the anticipated crop revenue, and profit at all land quality levels in production.

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