Peter Zimmel

Director of Operations and Program Leader, Farm-Level Analysis
(573) 884-8787
ZimmelP@missouri.edu

Peter Zimmel is currently the Program Director of the Representative Farms Project for the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI-MU). He received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 1988 and a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics in 1994 from Texas A&M University.

Peter has been with FAPRI-MU since September 1996. He works with producers across the state to collect farm-level data to build and maintain a set of representative farms in Missouri. This data is combined with the aggregate outlooks produced by FAPRI-MU to show the financial health of Missouri agriculture. Peter also works closely with the staff of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M to maintain and enhance the set of 100 representative farms across the country.
 


  • Most Recent FAPRI Publications

    • Peter Zimmel. "2016 Agricultural Risk Coverage - County (ARC-CO) Payments." FAPRI-MU Bulletin #01-17.
    • Peter Zimmel (2012, September). "FAPRI Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project - North Central Feedgrain and Cow/ Calf Representative Farm Final Report." FAPRI-MU Report #07-12.
    • Peter Zimmel (2012, September). "FAPRI Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project - Northeast Feedgrain and Cow/Calf Representative Farm Final Report." FAPRI-MU Report #08-12.
    • Peter Zimmel (2012, September). "FAPRI Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project - West Central Feedgrain Representative Farm Final Report." FAPRI-MU Report #10-12.
    • Peter Zimmel (2012, September). "FAPRI Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project - Southwest Missouri Cow/Calf Representative Farm Final Report." FAPRI-MU Report #09-12.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Lori Wilcox, Peter Zimmel, Lori Wilcox (2010, December ). "FAPRI Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project - Online Decision Making Tools Summary." FAPRI-MU Report #16-10.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Lori Wilcox, Peter Zimmel (2010, December). "FAPRI Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project - Southwest Cow/Calf Representative Farm." FAPRI-MU Report #11-10.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Lori Wilcox, Peter Zimmel (2010, December). "FAPRI Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project - Northeast Feedgrain and Cow/Calf Representative Farm." FAPRI-MU Report #12-10.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Lori Wilcox, Peter Zimmel (2010, December). "FAPRI Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project - North Central Feedgrain and Cow/Calf Representative Farm." FAPRI-MU Report #13-10.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Lori Wilcox, Peter Zimmel (2010, December). "FAPRI Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project - West Central Feedgrain Representative Farm." FAPRI-MU Report #14-10.