George M. Knapek


Program Manager for Representative Farms


Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Economics 600 John Kimbrough Blvd Suite 351, Mailstop 2124 College Station, TX 77843-2124


Dr. Knapek is responsible for overseeing, updating, and maintaining the database of almost 100 representative crop and livestock farms located across the United States. In addition, he has quality assurance responsibilities for AFPC publications and performs a variety of tasks for the AFPC.

Prior to employment with AFPC, George was as an Extension Economist - Risk Management, with Texas Cooperative Extension based in College Station. As part of the FARM Assistance team, his extension education activities focused on risk management for crop and livestock producers. Prior to joining Extension, George worked as a credit analyst at First Texas Bank in Georgetown, TX.

  • Texas A&M University | Doctor of Philosophy | Agricultural Economics | 2013

  • Texas A&M University | Master of Science | Agricultural Economics | 1997

  • Texas A&M University | Bachelor of Science | Agricultural Economics | 1995

  • Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence – Partnership Collaboration

  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association – Distinguished Extension Program Group

  • Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence - Research Support Role

  • Team Award for Superior Service - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

  • Western Agricultural Economics Association


George enjoys spending time with his awesome wife, Trina, and their two sons, George Andrew and Benjamin.

The family enjoys trips to the park, gardening, and Aggie sporting events.