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Wayne A. Hayenga, JD

Professor Emeritus and Extension Economist, Texas A&M University


Wayne A. Hayenga, JD, is Professor Emeritus and Extension Economist, in the Agricultural Economics Department of Texas A & M University. Wayne has been a teacher there since 1972. His primary activities are in teaching and coordinating educational programs in estate and income tax management. In years past, he was involved in agricultural finance and other agribusiness educational programs. A sought after teacher and speaker throughout the nation, in the past several years he has discussed estate planning and other legal topics with many professional organizations and business owner groups. Among other awards, he has received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award from the Former Students Association of Texas A&M University and a Presidential Citation from the State Bar of Texas. Raised on a farm in Illinois, he was active in 4-H and FFA as a youth. He studied Agricultural Economics at the University of Illinois (B.S. and M.S.) and received an M.B.A. in Finance and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University, and J.D. from Southern Methodist University. Wayne takes an active part in working with the family farm. Recently he has broadened his interests and enjoyed taking farm and student groups to 16 countries to study U.S. agriculture’s competitors.