Kevin Kimle

Kimle, Kevin

Contact Information

Iowa State University
166E Heady / 109B Curtiss
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-1803


  • M.S., Economics, Iowa State University, 1991
  • B.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska, 1989

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship in Agriculture, Agribusiness Management, Small Business Management, Commodity Price Risk Management

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Other Affiliations


Kevin Kimle was appointed in July 2009 the Rastetter Chair of Agricultural Entrepreneurship at Iowa State University and serves as Director of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative and a faculty member in the Economics Department. He has worked in a variety of capacities in agriculture with experiences range from two start-up companies, the seed industry, venture capital, futures markets, and agricultural and trade policy. He is well-known for his pioneering work in electronic commerce and commodity price risk management. An occasional speaker at various industry conferences and events, he has enjoyed the role of engaging audiences on topics of the day.

ISU Economics Working Papers Series

Journal Articles

Published Proceedings

Other Publications

Current Semester Courses

Econ 234. Small Business Management

Section 1
Kildee 0105
MWF 10-10:50

Econ 334. Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

Section 1
Coover 1016
MWF 12:10-1
Section 2
Coover 1016
MWF 1:10-2