Parman joins NDSU Extension as agricultural finance specialist

NDSU Extension
Farm Forum

Bryon Parman has joined North Dakota State University Extension as an assistant professor and agricultural finance specialist.

Parman will identify financial issues faced by North Dakota farmers and livestock producers and develop Extension programs to help keep North Dakota agriculture financially healthy.

His programs will focus on whole farm and agribusiness financial structure, farm financial risk management, investment analysis, machinery cost assessment, land values and rents, farm financial record analysis, farm financial trends and income tax management.

In addition, he will work closely with agricultural lenders and agribusinesses to promote good working relationships between lenders and producers. He also plans to work with the North Dakota Farm Business Management Program.

Parman, who grew up on a large corn and cattle farm in southwest Nebraska, earned a master of science degree in economics with a specialization in agricultural real estate and finance from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a doctorate in agricultural economics from Kansas State University.

Most recently, he was an assistant professor and agricultural finance and farm management specialist at Mississippi State University.

“We are excited to have Bryon join NDSU Extension,” says Charlie Stoltenow, NDSU Extension assistant director and program leader for agriculture and natural resources. “His background and expertise in agricultural production, econometrics and finance make him uniquely qualified for the position.”

Parman can be reached at 701-231-8248 or

Bryon Parman, NDSU Extension assistant professor and agricultural finance specialist. NDSU Photo