Myron P. Kelsey

Myron P. Kelsey

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Professor Emeritus

AEC/AFRE Faculty, 1959 to 2001
East Lansing, Michigan


Ph.D., 1959. Purdue University
M.S., 1956. Cornell University
B.S., 1953. Cornell University


Biographical Information

Professor Emeritus, Myron P. Kelsey, was born in New York and after finishing his graduate degrees joined the Department as an extension specialist in farm management.  His professional interests included cost studies on fruit and vegetable crops, financial analysis of farm businesses and estate planning for farm operators.  Professor Kelsey was a member of a Departmental team of faculty and staff who developed Tel-Farm.

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1964 - Farm Management extension staff workers receiving the United States Department  of Agriculture Award for Superior Service to Agriculture.

In the above picture from left to right, professors L. H. “Hi” Brown; Noel “Pat” Ralston, MSU Director of the Cooperative Extension Service presenting the award to the joint recipients; John C. Doneth; Myron P. Kelsey; Leonard R. Kyle, Everett M. Elwood and W. Allan Tinsley.  Richard T. Hartwig, whose office was in Marquette, Michigan, was absent from the picture, thus the inset. 

The award was in recognition of the initiation of the Tel-Farm electronic farm record program offered to Michigan farmers on January 1, 1964. One of the new features of the program was the inclusion of enterprise records, labor records, inventory and depreciation schedule, along with the regular finance and production record for the entire farm.  Obtaining and analyzing the additional records was made possible through a research study grant from the Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan.


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