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From classroom to Capitol Hill: Flinchbaugh was a difference-maker

A collection of stories about the late ag economist’s life as a teacher and ag policy guru.

Compiled by staff

November 11, 2020

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Barry Flinchbaugh with cigar
“I don’t like the phrase ‘Tell it like it is, because I don’t profess to know how it is,” says Barry Flinchbaugh. “What I like to hear is, ‘Flinchbaugh always calls it as he sees it.”

Esteemed Kansas State professor and economist Barry Flinchbaugh passed away Nov. 2, leaving behind a legacy of ag policy wisdom and service in higher education. Read more about Flinchbaugh’s impact on agriculture, past farm bills, ag policy, and the thousands of students who passed through his classroom. Here’s a reading list of stories that offers nuggets of wisdom from a life well lived.

Obituary and tribute

Kansas State mourns loss of esteemed agricultural economics professor

Barry Flinchbaugh was professor emeritus in K-State's Department of Agricultural Economics, teaching a 400-level course in agricultural policy each fall.


Thunder on the plains

Farm bill insider Barry Flinchbaugh could make U.S. farm policy seem more exciting than a steamy romance.


Flinchbaugh memories bring shared smiles

Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh was a powerful leader, a beloved friend and consummate teacher.

A tribute to Barry Flinchbaugh: A life well lived

“In the end, my legacy really is my former students and the young farmers that I helped.”

Barry Flinchbaugh’s take on farm policy, good and bad

America’s farm policy guru reflects on his defining moment - and the dumbest farm policy idea he ever heard


An icon of agricultural policy’

The late Barry Flinchbaugh helped orchestrate farm bills and teach policy to thousands of college students, farmers and ag policymakers.

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