Alex White, Ph.D.
- Category: 2015 Speaker Bios
Adjunct professor in the Dairy Science Department, Virginia Tech
Operates A. White Enterprises (consulting & speaking)
Financial Management Consultant, Verity Asset Management
Dr. White received his B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Virginia Tech, focusing on farm management and agricultural financial management. His M.S. is in Ag Econ from Ohio State, with a concentration in farm management. His Ph.D. is from Virginia Tech, where his research centered on retirement planning strategies for agricultural producers and small business owners.
Alex has taught a wide variety of college courses at Virginia Tech, Ohio State, NC State and Ferrum College over the past 25 years. The courses he has taught include Dairy Enterprise Management, Agribusiness Management, Ag Financial Management, Farm Business Management, Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Computer Applications in Agriculture, and several courses in Personal Financial Management. Alex has worked as a computer programmer for an agricultural software firm. He has also served as an extension agent and an extension specialist (personal financial management) for Virginia Cooperative Extension. Alex was an assistant coach for the 2004 and 2007 national championship teams in the American Express Financial Planning Invitational.
In August 2012, Alex began working full-time in the fields of financial management (focusing on retirement planning) and farm/business consulting. He works with individuals and small business owners throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Alex is an adjunct professor in the Dairy Science department at Virginia Tech. He will continue to teach a couple of courses at Virginia Tech and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. White speaks to a wide variety of audiences throughout the US. He is on the Ag Advisory Board for First Bank & Trust. He spends his free time restoring a 1943 Farmall H tractor, renovating his old house, woodworking, and working on his neighbor’s farm to keep his feet in agriculture.