University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

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Carl Dillon

Professor, Farm Management

Department of Agricultural Economics

403 C.E. Barnhart Bldg.

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY  40546-0276


Phone: 859-257-3267

Fax:     859-323-1913

Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background

Ph.D. Texas A&M, 1991
M.S. Texas A&M, 1988
B.S. Sam Houston State University, 1985

Research and Teaching Interests

Research emphasis: farm management, production economics, mathematical programming, risk management, precision agriculture

Teaching: Farm Management, Mathematical Programming, Precision Agriculture


Web Site,Carl


  • AEC302 - Agricultural Management Principles; Credits - 4
    The overall course objective is to introduce you to some managerial and decision-making tools and to assist you in developing some degree of competency in applying these concepts to farm management situations. Your personal development as regards your ability to manage, advise or service agricultural production businesses underlies the course purpose.Class Web Site
    Instructors: Carl Dillon Steve Isaacs, , C.Jill Stowe
    A study of some programming models useful in agricultural economics; includes an examination of the structure of the models themselves, economic interpretation of their components and their use in research in agricultural economics. Prereq: MA 416G and either AEC 620 or ECO 601.
    Instructors: Carl Dillon

Research/Teaching Publications

  • Proceedings Publications
  • Shockley, J., Carl Dillon, and Sayed Saghaian 2007. Precision Agriculture Adoption and the Optimal Location of Technology Providers in Kentucky Precision Agriculture '07. J.V. Safford, editor. Wageningen Academic Publishers, the Netherlands, 769-774
    Authors in Dept.: Carl Dillon, , Sayed Saghaian
  • Carl Dillon, Sayed Saghaian, J. Salim, and M. Kanakasabai 2005. Optimal Water Storage Location and Management Zone Delineation under Variable Subsurface Drip Irrigation Precision Agriculture '05. J.V. Safford, editor. JTI - Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering. Wageningen Academic Publishers, the Netherlands, 959-965
    Authors in Dept.: Carl Dillon, , Sayed Saghaian
  • Dillon, C.R., T.G. Mueller, and S.A Shearer 2003. An economic optimization model for management zone configuration. In S. Blackmore and A. Werner (ed.) p.165-169. Proceedings for the 4th European Conference on Precision Agiculture. Wagenigen Academic Publishers. Wageningen, The Netherlands.
    Authors in Dept.: Carl Dillon, , Tom Mueller
  • Refereed Journal Articles
  • Luck, J.D., S.K. Pitla, T.G. Mueller, C.R. Dillon, S.F. Higgins, J.P. Fulton, and S.A. Shearer 2009. Potential for Pesticide and Nutrient Savings via Map-Based Automatic Boom Section Control of Spray Nozzles Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (IN PRESS)
    Authors in Dept.: Carl Dillon, , Tom Mueller
  • Leigh Maynard, Carl Dillon, and J. Carter 2001. Go Ahead, Count your Chickens: Cross-hedging Strategies in the Broiler Industry Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 33(1): 79-90
    Authors in Dept.: Carl Dillon, , Leigh Maynard

Ag Econ Numbered Publications

Ag Econ Numbered Extension Publications