Curtis Mahnken joined the Center for Farm Financial Management in 2010 as an Extension Economist. Prior to arriving at the center, he spent four years with the University of Kentucky as an Area Extension Specialist in Farm Business Management. While at UK, he authored the 2008 Dairy Enterprise Analysis for KFBM as well as participated as a judge for the Southern Dairy Challenge. Curtis received an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University. He grew up on a 100 cow dairy farm in southern Illinois and has been described as having milk running through his veins.