Phil Kenkel

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Phil Kenkel is a Regents Professor at Oklahoma State University and holds the Bill Fitzwater Cooperative Chair. The Chair programs also include traditional and on-line sections of an undergraduate cooperative class and assistance with cooperative internship manager trainee programs. Dr. Kenkel has authored more than 200 research and extension publications, presented over 100 papers at professional meetings and conducted training sessions on producer-owned businesses in five countries. He is a member of the NCERA-210 Research Committee on Cooperatives and is the current editor of the Journal of Cooperatives.

Dr. Kenkel’s areas of specialization include:

  • Cooperative Finance and Equity Management
  • Governance and Board of Director Education
  • Feasibility Assessment
  • Enterprise Risk Management

He completed his B.S., M.BA. and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. He has been in his current position at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma since 2000.

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Work Phone Number: 405-744-9818

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  • Directory of Farmer Cooperatives, Service Report 22, USDA Rural Development, October 2013 - This directory contains a list, by state, of almost 1,500 farmer-owned marketing, farm supply, service, fishery and bargaining cooperatives. The information includes the cooperative’s contact information, type of cooperative and products that they sell. An online directory is updated every month.


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