Third annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture set for April 6 at NSU

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The third annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture will bring an expert in agricultural economics to the campus of Northern State University.

Dr. Michael Boehlje’s speech, presented by the NSU School of Business and Dacotah Bank, will take place on Thursday, April 6. The event begins with a brunch buffet at 7:30 a.m. in Dacotah Hall. Boehlje will speak at 8:30 a.m. in Krikac Auditorium.

Boehlje is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Center for Food and Agricultural Business (CAB) at Purdue University. He has devoted his career to helping farm managers and policymakers understand the pragmatic economic and financial consequences of their decisions. The fundamental focus of his work has been to integrate concepts of economics, finance and strategy to solve problems of farm and agribusiness managers.

Boehlje is the author or co-author of four books, and over 450 articles and other publications. He is also senior associate of Centrec Consulting. He is a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association and of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association.

About the Lecture Series

The Lamont-Rhodes Lecture Series is made possible thanks to contributions from descendants of longtime Aberdeen residents Ernest and Louise Rhodes, William and Frances (Peg) Lamont, and Robert and Ruth Lamont. The families have a long history of providing financial services to South Dakota farms, ranches and small business. In an effort to preserve that history, Rhodes and Lamont family descendants made gifts to the NSU Foundation to establish the annual speaker series.

The series also promotes NSU’s banking and financial services program, which was created in response to the region's growing demand for financial services professionals. The program prepares NSU students for careers in all facets of the financial services industry, including the development of skills needed by community banks. For more information, contact the NSU Foundation at 605-626-2550 or

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