Director, Center for Commercial Agriculture, Purdue University
Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Brent Gloy is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. He teaches and conducts research and Extension programs in the areas of agricultural finance and agribusiness management. The majority of his research has focused on issues related to the supply and demand for credit. Brent currently serves as the director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture. He also teaches an undergraduate course in agricultural and food business strategy.
Prior to arriving at Purdue, Brent was an associate professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He taught undergraduate courses in agribusiness strategy and agricultural finance and a graduate course in agricultural finance. In addition to his traditional classroom teaching, Brent participated in and led classes on a number of international and domestic farm and agribusiness field studies. These included trips to Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Holland, and Australia. Domestic farm management field study destinations included California, Texas, Florida, and Georgia. Brent has also directed the Cornell Farm Credit Fellows program where students are paired with a lender and borrower in order to complete an intensive investment analysis and credit committee report. The fellows then travel to New York City where they visit with several key financial market participants.
Brent received his master's degree and doctorate in agricultural economics from Purdue University. In addition to his activities in West Lafayette, Brent remains involved in the family farm business located in Southwestern Nebraska.