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The Center for Ag Profitability's webinar series focuses on topics related to farm and ranch management, profitability, economics and farm survival for producers and ag industry professionals in Nebraska and beyond.

The live webcasts are typically presented at noon Central time on Thursdays. Registration is always free.

Scroll down for the schedule of upcoming webinars and the archive of past recordings, including our Farm and Ranch Management series that began in April 2020.

Webinar Archive

Upcoming Webinars

September 28

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

Foreign Investment in the U.S. and Ag Land Ownership Restrictions

With: Dave Aiken, Professor, Agricultural and Water Law Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Larry Van Tassell, Professor, Center for Agricultural Profitability Director, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Foreign investment in the U.S. is not a new concept. Recent investments by Chinese corporations and government, though, have brought a new awareness and raised concerns regarding security ramifications. Recent attempts by the Chinese to purchase ag land near military bases has put the issue of state ownership restrictions in the news. This webinar will examine foreign investment in the U.S. and Nebraska. Nebraska and federal legislation dealing with foreign ownership of agricultural land, and with limiting foreign investments in the U.S. that could threaten national security, will also be discussed.


October 5

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

U.S. Ag Outlook: Tighter Profits, but Strong Financials

With: Nate Kauffman, Senior Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Following consecutive years of strong incomes in agriculture, profit margins have shown signs of tightening in recent months. Interest expenses are sharply higher than a year ago, input costs remain elevated, and labor is an ongoing challenge in certain industries. Despite signs of tighter profits and numerous ongoing risks, however, many agricultural producers remain in a strong financial position with the end of the year approaching.


October 26

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

Family Harmony Through Transition Planning

With: Lisa Quist, Regional Vice President, Land As Your Legacy

According to census data, 70% of U.S. farmland will transfer to the next generation in the next 20 years, but today many families struggle to keep those farm operations in the family.

When it comes to transition planning, there is a close relationship between how well a family communicates and the probability of success. Good communication provides a good foundation to work from. It helps define what the issues are; it can validate or invalidate assumptions; and it minimizes misunderstanding, clarifies expectations, and develops understanding. It is critical to discover the expectations of all family members as each individual needs to think about and share with the others what they would like to see happen regarding the future ownership and management of the business. Family and business decisions should not be based on assumptions.

Lisa Quist will share with us tips for successful communication and best practices which can help make the transition of our farms and ranches smoother, with the end goal of all the children still celebrating holidays together after the transition has taken place.

Lisa Quist is the Central Regional Vice President for Nationwide’s Land As Your Legacy® program, a division of the Nationwide Retirement Institute®. Along with her team in Ohio, Lisa helps farmers, ranchers and other ag business owners build transition plans with the goal of keeping their family’s operation intact and suited to transition to the next generation.

This webinar is presented in partnership with the Nebraska Women in Agriculture program.


Webinar Archive

Seasonal Labor and Immigration for Livestock and Crop Producers (Aug. 31, 2023 Webinar)
Transition Planning: Ensuring Success on the Family Farm and Ranch (Aug. 24, 2023 Webinar)
Agricultural Land Management Quarterly (Aug. 21, 2023 Webinar)
Culinary Hacks to Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice (August 17, 2023 Webinar)
2023 Nebraska Custom Rates Related to Livestock Services (Aug. 3, 2023 Webinar)
Ag Law in the U.S. Supreme Court (July 27, 2023 Webinar)
Finding Balance: Nebraska Women in Agriculture (July 20, 2023 Webinar)
Land Values and Cash Rents: 2023 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Update (July 13, 2023 Webinar)
Tips for Integrating Annual Forages into Your Production System (June 29, 2023 Webinar)
The Option of Early Weaning Calves (June 22, 2023 Webinar)
Managing Diverse Talents and Perspectives in Professional and Personal Contexts (June 15, 2023 Webinar)
Don’t Fool Yourself: Grain Marketing Trends and Making Your Best Choices (June 8, 2023 Webinar)
Mending the Stress Fence (June 1, 2023 Webinar)
Fire Up Your Farm and Family Finances! (May 18, 2023 Webinar)
Agricultural Land Management Quarterly (May 15, 2023 Webinar)
Economics of Behind-the-Meter On-Farm Solar Electric Systems (May 11, 2023 Webinar)
USDA Drought Assistance Programs in 2023 (May 4, 2023 Webinar)
Fertilizing Pasture: Is It Worth It in Today’s Economic Conditions? (April 27, 2023 Webinar)
Rangeland Response and Management Following Drought (April 20, 2023 Webinar)
Farm Transition: Beginning Conversations About Finances (April 13, 2023 Webinar)
Grassland CRP: What It Is, How It Works, and Frequently Asked Questions (April 6, 2023 Webinar)
Nebraska Farm Income Update and Outlook (March 30, 2023 Webinar)
Virtual Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshops
The Growing Role of Government in Livestock Markets (March 16, 2023 Webinar)
The Growing Climate Solutions Act (March 9, 2023 Webinar)
USDA Farm Service Agency Disaster Programs (March 2, 2023 Webinar)
Making 2023 Crop Insurance Decisions (Nebraska Farm Bureau Inside Profitability Webinar Series Feb. 24, 2023)
Agricultural Land Management Quarterly (Feb. 20, 2023 Webinar)
Farm Decision Points: Built-in Analysis Using the Ag Budget Calculator Program (Feb. 16, 2023 Webinar)
Producer Perspectives: Farm and Ranch Transition and Succession (Feb. 9, 2023 Webinar)
Farm Program Safety Net Options: ARC and PLC in 2023 (Feb. 7, 2023 Webinar)
Herd Liquidation Impacts to Beef Cattle and Feedlot Operations (Feb. 2, 2023 Webinar)
Nebraska On-Farm Research Network: Reliable, Research-based Information (Jan. 26, 2023 Webinar)
Producer Perspectives: Preparing to Capitalize On and Survive the 2023 Growing Season (Jan. 19, 2023 Webinar)
2023 Beef Heifer Replacement Price Forecast (Jan. 12, 2023 Webinar)
Preparing for Loan Renewal (Jan. 5, 2023 Webinar)
2022 Year-End Tax Planning (Dec. 15, 2022 Webinar)
2023 Nebraska Crop Budgets: Estimating Costs, Margins, Yield & Price Breakeven (Dec. 1, 2022 Webinar)
Agricultural Land Management Quarterly (Nov. 21, 2022 Webinar)
Culling Cows for Profit (Nov. 17, 2022 Webinar)
Using Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance to Manage Feed Risk (Nov. 10, 2022 Webinar)
Hunting Leases and Legal Considerations (Nov. 3, 2022 Webinar)
Crop Insurance Fraud: A Discussion About the Process and Aftermath with a Producer (Oct. 27, 2022 Webinar)
2022 Nebraska Ballot Initiatives (Oct. 20, 2022 Webinar)
Farm Income Situation and Outlook (Oct. 6, 2022 Webinar)
Planning Ahead for Hay Purchases (Sept. 29, 2022 Webinar)
Inflation Reduction Act: What Does it Mean for the Climate and Ag Producers? (Sept. 22, 2022 Webinar)
Estate Planning: A Look at Healthcare (Sept. 8, 2022 Webinar)
Using Cost of Production Information in a Good Risk Management Culture (August 25, 2022 Webinar)
Early Weaning Calves: Nutrition, Risk Management and Marketing (Aug. 18, 2022 Webinar)
Ag Land Management Quarterly (Aug. 16, 2022 Webinar)
Preconditioning to Prepare for Weaning Calves (Aug. 11, 2022 Webinar)
Cash Rents and Land Values: 2022 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Update (Aug. 4, 2022 Webinar)
So You Want to Direct Market Your Meat to Consumers? Now What? (July 28, 2022 Webinar)
Dust Off Your Checkbook Register
2021 Nebraska Farm Business Average Review (July 14, 2022 Webinar)
2022 Nebraska Custom Rates Update (July 7, 2022 Webinar Recording)
Breaking Through Resistance in Family Business Discussions (June 30, 2022 Webinar)
After the Storm: Managing Crop Damage
Using Analytica to Model Farm Financial Risk (Webinar)
Tips for Making Annual Forages Work for You (June 9, 2022 Webinar)
Sustainable Groundwater Management in California (and Implications for Nebraska)
Post-Pandemic Economic Forces Shaping Agriculture’s Outlook (May 26, 2022 Webinar)
Ag Land Management Quarterly - May 16, 2022
Managing Through Drought with USDA Conservation and Assistance Programs (May 12, 2022 Webinar)
A Community Competition: The TAPS Crowdsourcing Team (May 5, 2022 Webinar)
Implications of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI): Markets, Poultry Well-being, and Biosecurity
Financial Health Checkup for Farmers and Ranchers
Turmoil in Commodity Markets (April 14, 2022 Webinar)
Triggering Pasture and Forage Management Decisions Before a Drought (April 7, 2022 Webinar)
You CAN Stress-Less: Tips and Strategies for Success (March 31, 2022 Webinar)
The 1923 South Platte River Compact and Nebraska Water Rights (March 17, 2022 Webinar)
Ag Succession Planning: Current Thoughts and Lessons Learned (March 10, 2022 Webinar)
Making Farm Program, Crop Insurance, and Market Risk Management Decisions for 2022 (March 3, 2022 Webinar)
Landlord-tenant Cash Rent Workshop Recordings March 2022
Ag Land Management Quarterly - Feb. 21, 2022
Getting Your Start on the Farm or Ranch with USDA Farm Service Agency (Feb. 17, 2022 Webinar)
Beef Heifer Replacement Forecasts for the 2022 Production Season (Feb. 10, 2022 Webinar)
Cost of Production for 2022 Crop Enterprises with the Ag Budget Calculator (Feb. 3, 2022 Webinar)
Developing Your Business Plan With AgPlan (Jan. 27, 2022 Webinar)
Farm Program Details, Decisions, and Directions (Jan. 20, 2022 Webinar)
Valuing Manure as a Seller or a Buyer (Jan. 13, 2022 Webinar)
Finding a Trusted Tax Advisor (Jan. 6, 2022 Webinar)
Basic Ag Leasing Decisions for 2022 (Dec. 16, 2021 Webinar)
Fertilizer Cost Increases, Projected Cost of Production and Navigating a Riskier Financial Environment (Nov. 18, 2021 Webinar)
Building a Financial Future (Nov. 16, 2021 Webinar)
Ag Land Management Quarterly - Nov. 15, 2021
Production and Management Lessons: UNL TAPS Review 2021 (Nov. 11, 2021 Webinar)
The Impact of Price and Management on Culling Decisions (Nov. 4, 2021 Webinar)
Family and Business Relationships (Oct. 28, 2021 Webinar)
Farm Programs, Farm Income and Agricultural Outlook (Oct. 21, 2021 Webinar)
Grant Opportunities for New and Existing Meat Processing Plants (Oct. 14, 2021 Webinar)
Developing A Meat Processing Plant: Financial and Legal Issues (Oct. 12, 2021 Webinar)
Cover Crops, Soil Health and Financial Incentives (Oct. 8, 2021 Webinar)
Exploring The Growing Climate Solutions Act and Carbon Credits (Sept. 30, 2021 Webinar)
Don't Drown in Paperwork (Sept. 23, 2021 Webinar)
Considerations When Developing Winter Cow Care Agreements (Sept. 2, 2021 Webinar)
2021 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Overview (Aug. 26, 2021 Webinar)
Your Farm or Ranch: Estate? Succession? Legacy? (Aug. 19, 2021 Webinar)
Agricultural Land Management Quarterly - Aug. 16, 2021