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Dr. Alex White


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Personnel and Business Management

Dr. Alex White
Professor of Applied and Agricultural Economics, Virginia Tech

Dr. Alex White


Area of Expertise
Dr. Alex White focuses on financial and retirement planning strategies for agricultural producers and small business owners. He has taught a wide variety of college courses at Ohio State, North Carolina State University, and Virginia Tech for the past 15 years. The courses he has taught include Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Financial Management, Farm Business Management, Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Computer Applications in Agriculture and Personal Financial Management. Dr. White also has experience with agricultural software and served Virginia agribusinesses as an extension agent and an extension specialist (personal financial management) for Virginia Cooperative Extension. In addition to his roles in the classroom and industry, Dr. White advises several undergraduate student organizations and has coached the National Champion Express Financial Planning Invitational team.


Academic Training

PhD 1995 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Agricultural Economics
MS 1987 The Ohio State University Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
BS 1985 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Agricultural Economics


Professional Experience

1998 - Present Professor of Applied and Agricultural Economics, Virginia Tech
1990 - Present Owner, A. White Enterprises- financial and business consulting firm
1997 Faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University
1992 – 1996 Faculty member in the Department of Apparel, Housing & Resource Management

Honors and Awards
Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Certificate of Teaching Excellence, 2007
4-time winner of the Outstanding Faculty Member Award
5-time winner of Outstanding Teacher in the Agriculture Technology Program

 

 

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