IL Corn Celebrates Dr. Gary Schnitkey’s One Thousand Published FarmDoc Articles

Lindsay Mitchell

Nov 21, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Dr. Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Professor in Agricultural and Consumer Economics, authored his one-thousandth article on FarmDoc Daily last month, a website created by the University of Illinois in 2011 to share farm financial analysis spreadsheets, crop insurance tools, and evaluation of market advisory services. IL Corn recognized Dr. Schnitkey for this accomplishment following the IL Corn Growers Association annual meeting on November 21, 2023.


Schnitkey writes primarily about corn and soybean prices and forecasts, on-farm management decisions including conservation management, input costs, and cash rent, and farm policy decisions that impact Illinois farmers. His writings are a source of current, reliable information for farmers across Illinois and the U.S., covering the most important economic and political issues we face in agriculture.  FarmDoc has also been a critical resource for lawmakers, government agency staff, and the agricultural industry in their roles representing and serving farmers. 


“FarmDoc could not have become what it is today without the vision, hard work, and time Dr. Schnitkey has poured into it for over a decade,” said Matt Rush, IL Corn Growers Association President and farmer from Fairfield, IL. “He deserves recognition and gratitude from farmers across the country for his work helping us make on-farm decisions with more confidence and less risk and also for his expertise in crafting farm policy and crop insurance products that help lessen volatility on Illinois farms.”


Dr. Schnitkey has served in an extension education and research role at the University of Illinois since 1998. He is currently the Soybean Industry Chair in Agricultural Strategy within the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. He attended The Ohio State University for his bachelor’s degree, received his master’s and Ph.D from the University of Illinois, and currently resides in Mahomet with his family.


Watch a quick thank you video to Gary here