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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

February 9

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

Producer Perspectives: Farm and Ranch Transition and Succession

With: Allan Vyhnalek, Succession and Transition Educator, Nebraska Extension

Nebraska Extension educator Allan Vyhnalek interviewed two families in 2022. One is transitioning his operation to neighbors and the other family is succeeding the operation and has three active generations working the operation. Learn about how these families handle each situation and gain insight on transition and succession from Nebraska producers going through the process, as well as Vyhnalek, who draws on his four decades of experience working with Nebraska producers through extension.

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February 16

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

Assistance with Farm Decision Points: Built-in Analysis Using the Ag Budget Calculator Program

With: Glennis McClure, Farm and Ranch Management Analyst, Nebraska Extension; and Jay Parsons, Farm and Ranch Management Specialist, Nebraska Extension

Enterprise budgeting is foundational to making management decisions about what to grow and sell. During this webinar we’ll discuss various questions or decision points that can be drawn from cost of production budgeting data and demonstrate how the Ag Budget Calculator (ABC) program can assist. Analysis features built-in to the program can provide key information to increase your confidence in making marketing decisions, projecting break-even figures and sensitivity with price or yield changes, comparing estimated net returns of various crops, deciding on machinery purchases based on operation costs, and cash flow needs, to name a few.

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February 20

11 a.m.-noon CDT

Agricultural Land Management Quarterly

With: Jim Jansen, Agricultural Economist, Nebraska Extension, and Allan Vyhnalek, Farm and Ranch Succession and Transition Educator, Nebraska Extension

Offered since 2019, the quarterly webinars address common management issues for Nebraska landowners, agricultural operators and related stakeholders interested in the latest insight on trends in real estate, managing agricultural land and solutions for addressing challenges in the upcoming growing season.

The February webinar will examine methods for setting cash rents, flex lease alternatives and considerations for updating agricultural rental arrangements for 2023. It will include an “Ask the Experts” session, offering participants the chance to get answers to their land or lease questions.

Find past recordings and submit questions for the Feb. 20 webinar at cap.unl.edu/landmanagement.

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March 9

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

The Growing Climate Solutions Act

With: Dave Aiken, Agricultural Law and Water Law Specialist, Nebraska Extension

The Growing Climate Solutions Act became law in December 2022. The act will provide significantly more transparency in the ag carbon credit market. Individuals or companies offering ag carbon market services will be able to register with USDA in 2024 and be listed on a national USDA ag carbon market registry. The webinar will offer an overview of the legislation and what it means for agriculture.

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March 16

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

The Growing Role of Government in Livestock Markets

With: Brad Lubben, Associate Professor and Extension Policy Specialist, UNL; and Elliott Dennis, Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist, UNL.

Since 2008 when livestock was given its first major title in the 2008 Farm Bill, the federal government has continued to provide more assistance to livestock producers. This assistance includes new federal programs, changes to existing programs, and an increasing amount of ad-hoc payments. We will describe the history of the growth of government in livestock markets, provide an overview of all the available programs for livestock producers, and discuss whether this new role is ultimately a net benefit to producers.

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Webinar Archive

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
Ag Carbon Credit Organizations: Panel Discussion (Aug. 12, 2021 Webinar)
Early Weaning Calves: Management, Nutrition and Profitability (Aug.5, 2021 Webinar)
Making Decisions After the Storm (July 29, 2021 Webinar)
Analyzing the Proposed '30x30' Conservation Plan with Dave Aiken (July 22, 2021 Webinar)
Business and Financial IQ: The Difference Maker with Dr. David Kohl (July 15, 2021 Webinar)
Conservation Program Opportunities for Producers and Landowners (July 8, 2021 Webinar)
Negotiation and Communications in Farm Transition and Farmland Leasing (June 24, 2021 Webinar)
The Economic Impact of Dairy Processing Expansion in Nebraska (June 17, 2021 Webinar)
Back to Basics: Control Costs and Maximize Profits (June 10, 2021 Webinar)
The Growing Role of Exports in Livestock Markets (June 3, 2021 Webinar)
Irrigation Strategies for Profit and Productivity and What TAPS Data Tells Us (May 27, 2021 Webinar)
Benchmarking and Profitability for Beef Operations (May 20, 2021 Webinar)
Economic Recovery in U.S. Agriculture (May 13, 2021 Webinar)
Agricultural Assistance Through PAP, ARP, and CFAP: What Are These and Why Should Farmers, Ranchers Care? (May 6, 2021 Webinar)
Understanding the How and Use of NASS Cattle Reports (April 29, 2021 Webinar)
USDA Farm Service Agency Program Tools to Assist Producers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 23, 2020 webinar)
The Economic Viability of Winter Wheat (April 22, 2021 Webinar)
Carbon Markets and Carbon Banks: What Do They Mean for Nebraska Agriculture? (April 15, 2021 Webinar)
Panel Discussion: Proposed Changes to Capital Gains (April 8, 2021 Webinar)
Understanding the How and Use of NASS Hog Inventory Reports (March 25, 2021 Webinar)
2021 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey - Preliminary Results Overview (March 18, 2021 Webinar)
Nebraska Sales Tax and Exemptions for Agriculture (March 11, 2021 Webinar)
Succession and Estate Planning for Farm and Ranch - Part 2 (March 4, 2021 Webinar)
Making Farm Program and Crop Insurance Decisions for 2021 (March 1, 2021 Webinar)
Succession and Estate Planning for Farm and Ranch - Part 1 (Feb. 25, 2021 Webinar)
Watch: Winter Rate of Gain and Market Timing in Yearling Systems
It Costs How Much? Understanding Costs of Production (Feb. 11, 2021 Webinar)
Are Livestock Producers Willing to Pay for Traceability Programs? (Feb. 4, 2021 Webinar)
Adding Value to Livestock Through Approved Certification Programs (Jan. 28, 2021 Webinar)
The Role of the Odor Footprint Tool in Livestock Nuisance Litigation (Jan. 21, 2021 Webinar)