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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

March 30

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

Nebraska Farm Income Update and Outlook

With: Brad Lubben, associate professor and extension ag policy specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Patrick Westhoff, director and Howard Bowden Professor, Food & Agricultural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri.

This webinar will discuss the current farm income situation and outlook at the national and state level. Recent farm income projections from USDA’s Economic Research Service and the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) suggest 2023 farm income prospects will fall back from the record levels of 2022 as many commodity prices give way but higher costs linger. The result could be a lower, but still strong farm income picture ahead for agriculture at the national level and the state level for the coming year.

Work at Missouri’s Rural and Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center (RaFF), through collaboration with Nebraska, helps to extend the analysis and outlook to the state level, providing a look at the current situation and outlook ahead for agriculture in the state.


April 6

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

Grassland CRP: What It Is, How It Works, and Frequently Asked Questions

With: Ivy Reynolds, Grassland CRP Program Manager, USDA Farm Service Agency; Patrick Lechner, Chief Specialist, Price Support and Conservation Programs, USDA Farm Service Agency Nebraska; and Elliott Dennis, Assistant Professor, UNL Agricultural Economics.

The Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) allows farmers and ranchers to enroll existing grassland into CRP and continue to work the land through haying and grazing. Since 2019, Nebraska farmers and ranchers have enrolled a large number of acres into grassland CRP. This webinar will focus on highlighting what the program is, how it works, and review answers to frequently asked questions about the program. Participants will leave with the understanding and tools necessary to evaluate if they and how they could enroll.


May 11

Noon-1 p.m. CDT

Economics of Behind-the-Meter On-Farm Solar Electric Systems

With: F. John Hay, Biological Systems Engineering Educator, Nebraska Extension

This webinar will cover the general design elements of behind-the-meter on-farm solar and walk through production, value of electricity, interconnection policies and how these impact economic return. On-Farm Solar is marketed across the state as an option to lower electricity costs yet the interconnection policies vary across the state based on thresholds with respect to the net metering law. These policies as well as electricity prices and system costs lead to varied economic returns across the state.


Webinar Archive

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
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)