A financial analysis of placing fixed grain assets in northern Kansas

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dc.contributor.author Post, Seth
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-25T20:19:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-25T20:19:19Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18146
dc.description.abstract During the past two decades, there has been major consolidation in the grain handling industry. Staying competitive in today’s environment involves finding projects that add value from a strategic geographic standpoint and a revenue generation standpoint. This study examines several economic factors regarding growth opportunities of facility assets that exist in Northern Kansas, and what the associated cost structure would look like based on a business feasibility study. This study researched the county production by volume and acreage devoted to crop production as well as bid structures and freight spreads of competitors currently in the region today. It also involved researching the margin structures, and it considered a strategic decision about the size of facility that could be built on the existing margin opportunity. Several economic theories were used to derive the feasibility of this research and measure the profitability of the project. Farmer sentiment was polled and a focus group was assembled to understand the opportunity that Scoular may have in the region. The results found a region that provides a steady volume of crop production and margins that are typical of those that Scoular is experiencing in other regions of the state. The research also found the farmers of this geography, receptive to more competition entering the market place. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Net present value en_US
dc.subject Business feasibility en_US
dc.subject Grain production en_US
dc.subject Internal rate of return en_US
dc.title A financial analysis of placing fixed grain assets in northern Kansas en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Agribusiness en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Christine Wilson en_US
dc.subject.umi Agriculture, General (0473) en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics, Finance (0508) en_US
dc.subject.umi Economic Theory (0511) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US

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