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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

July 7

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

2022 Nebraska Custom Rates Update

With: Glennis McClure, Farm and Ranch Management Analyst, UNL Center for Agricultural Profitability; and Jim Jansen, Agricultural Economist, UNL Center for Agricultural Profitability

This webinar provides a summary of the newly released 2022 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates Report, with information on how the data might be applied.

A survey of agricultural custom operators is conducted in Nebraska every two years. A total of 193 survey responses were received in 2022 with information reflecting the current rates charged by custom operators for machine hire services and other work they provide for neighboring farms and ranches or as part of a business enterprise that covers a broader area. Survey participants identified by Nebraska Extension personnel, or in some cases, self- identified custom operators, received a paper survey or a web link to complete the custom rates survey online.

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July 14

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

2021 Nebraska Farm Business Average Review

With: Tina Barrett, Director and Farm Financial Consultant, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc.

Tina Barrett will review the most recent data collected by Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., from Nebraska farms and ranches including income, ratios and family living data. Tina will have lots of information from the past ten years and will interpret what that may mean for 2022. You can take this information and apply it to your farm or ranch by benchmarking the data to your own.

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July 21

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

Dust Off Your Checkbook Register

With: Jessica Groskopf, Extension Agricultural Economist, UNL Center for Agricultural Profitability

For the third consecutive year, the all-land average value in Nebraska increased for the year ending February 1, 2022, to an average value of $3,360 per acre — about 16% higher than the prior year, according to the final results of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 2022 Farm Real Estate Report.

Although many of us carry a checkbook register, we probably are not maintaining it properly. Simple steps can improve the usefulness of this everyday tool. This webinar will review best management practices for keeping your check register up to date.

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July 28

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

So You Want to Direct Market Your Meat to Consumers? Now What?

With: Gary Sullivan, Associate Professor, Meat Processing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science; Charlie Emswiler, Wahoo Locker, Wahoo, Neb.; and Mariel Barreras, Barreras Family Farm LLC.

Over the last several years there has been a growing interest in selling livestock products direct to consumers. This webinar will provide a practical “how to” from three unique perspectives: a producer, a processor, and industry expert. Each will go over tips, tools, and strategies to be successful and pitfalls to avoid. Whether you are considering to sell livestock products to consumers or are a seasoned marketer, this webinar I for you.

Gary Sullivan is an associate professor in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research focuses on improving the quality, safety and shelf life of value-added and processed meats.

Charlie Emswiler grew up in Logan, Iowa, and entered the meat industry after high school when he bought into a meat and poultry processing business in Brained, Neb. He later purchased the Wahoo locker in 1998, where he is still working today. In 2013, he bought a renovated a new, much larger building for the locker and has since made two more additions to it. Wahoo Locker is a USDA-inspected slaughter plant that does custom meat processing, wild game processing, sausage and jerky production, catering and retail sales.

Mariel Barreras is founder of Barreras Family Farm LLC. in Blair, Neb. She has an extensive knowledge in marketing, sales and growth planning. She works with the local Washington and Douglas County agricultural communities to provide educational opportunities and promote product diversification to support local food needs. Mariel is an Army spouse, whose heart will always be Alaska, even if her home is currently in Nebraska. She uses her ability, gained from 21 years of Army life, to harness problems and change them into advantages by creating new enterprises or enhancing current endeavors.

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August 4

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

Cash Rents and Land Values: 2022 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Update

With: Jim Jansen, Extension Agricultural Economist, UNL Center for Agricultural Profitability

For the third consecutive year, the all-land average value in Nebraska increased for the year ending February 1, 2022, to an average value of $3,360 per acre — about 16% higher than the prior year, according to the final results of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 2022 Farm Real Estate Report.

Panel members reported in 2022 that current crop prices, purchases for farm expansion, and interest rate levels as the major economic forces guiding the market value of land higher across the state. The financial health of current owners and non-farmer investor interest in land purchases as additional positive forces.

The outlook for future gains in farm real estate values remain strong as only three economic forces were noted as somewhat negatively impacting farm real estate values. Property tax levels, farm input costs, and future property tax policies were reported as weighing down on the market.

This webinar will provide an overview of 2022 land values and cash rental rates as well as trends and outlook.

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Webinar Archive

Breaking Through Resistance in Family Business Discussions (June 30, 2022 Webinar)
After the Storm: Managing Crop Damage
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)
Preparing for Loan Renewal (Jan. 14, 2021 webinar)
Farm Program and Ag Policy Update (Dec. 17, 2020 Webinar)
Farm Tax Law Changes for 2020 (Dec. 10, 2020 Webinar)
2021 Crop Budgets and the new Agricultural Budget Calculator Program (Dec. 3, 2020 webinar)
Evaluating Risk Management Alternatives via RightRisk Analytics (Nov. 20, 2020 Webinar)
Livestock Risk Management and LRP Updates (With USDA and the national Extension Risk Management Education Program) (Nov. 12, 2020 webinar)
Farm Credit in 2020: A Lending Institution Perspective (Nov. 5, 2020 Webinar)
2020 Ballot Measures (Oct. 29, 2020 Webinar)
The Financial State of Ag for Nebraska Producers (Oct. 22, 2020 Webinar)
Farm Income and Farm Program Payments Update (Oct. 15, 2020 webinar)
2020 Property Tax Changes (Oct. 8, 2020 Webinar)
The Economic Impact of Nebraska Agriculture (Oct. 1, 2020 Webinar)
Troubles in the Cattle Markets: A Farm Organization’s Response (Sept. 24, 2020 webinar)
Payoffs to Metaphylaxis in High Health Risk Feeder Cattle
Farmland Trends and Lease Considerations for 2021 (Sept. 10, 2020 webinar)
Ownership Retention Decisions: Is the Market Willing to Pay? (Sept. 3, 2020 webinar)
Successful Ag Succession: Communications and Negotiation (Aug. 27, 2020 webinar)
Business and Health Care Powers of Attorney (Aug. 20, 2020 webinar)
Marketing Corn and Soybeans After the August WASDE Report (Aug. 13, 2020 webinar)
Drought: Financial Implications of Possible Decisions (Aug. 6, 2020 webinar)
Ag Estate Planning During a Pandemic (Aug. 5, 2020 webinar)
2020 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates Overview (July 30, 2020 webinar)
Financial Considerations of Forage Purchases (July 23, 2020 webinar)
2020 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report (July 16, 2020 webinar)
Cash Flowing to the Other Side of COVID-19 (July 9, 2020 webinar)
Insurance Tools for Managing Forage Production Risk (July 2, 2020 webinar)
Managing Risk in the Hog Market (June 25, 2020 webinar)
Force Majeure: How Extraordinary Events Can Impact Ag Contracts (June 18, 2020 webinar)