Experience with mass audience linear programming for farm planning Academic Article uri icon


  • The structure and application of a farm planning model for commercial grain farms are discussed. Over 4000 farmers have improved their decision making process via use of this linear programming technique. This model is designed to help farmers make annual and longer run decisions on a grain producing farm. All discussion herein relates to the Purdue Automatic Cropping Budget Model B-9 which is used in conjunction with Purdue's Top Farmer Workshops. The construction of the model and the purposes of its individual components are examined.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • McCarl, B. A., Candler, W. V., Doster, D. H., & Robbins, P. R.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • McCarl, Bruce A||Candler, WV||Doster, DH||Robbins, PR

publication date

  • January 1978