Farm Management and Ag Policy

Monday April 5, 2021
2021 Cash Rental Rates
Cash rent rates for Ag land have risen slightly throughout the state. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen says rallying commodities have contributed to the rise in rates.MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/realestate

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Friday March 26, 2021
Precision Conservation
Using farmer experience and new technologies can greatly enhance under productive farmland. University of Nebraska Assistant Professor Andrew Little talks about integrating wildlife conservation into agricultural production systems.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/meet-andrew-little-extension-wildlife-specialist

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Thursday March 25, 2021
Retirement and Succession Planning
Having a good plan put in place is the first step to avoiding costly future mistakes and misunderstandings by family members. Nebraska Extension Farm Succession Specialist Allan Vyhnalek talks about making plans to pass on your farm operation.MP3
https://farm.unl.edu/succession

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Tuesday March 23, 2021
2021 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey
Nebraska farmland real estate has been on the rise for the past two years according to Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen.MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/Cornhusker-economics/2021/impact-covid-19-and-economic-policies-nebraska-farm-real-estate-2021

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Thursday March 18, 2021
Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Communication
Good communication between landlords and tenants is a key part to their written agreements. Nebraska Extension Succession Specialist Allan Vyhnalek says Landlords and tenants often face land management questions and decisions and equitable treatment between parties is important.MP3
https://farm.unl.edu/

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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Nebraska LEAD Program Resumes
After pausing for a year, the Nebraska LEAD program is gearing up to resume seminars and seat LEAD class 40. LEAD Program Director Terry Hejny says plans are being made to reopen the program this fall.MP3
https://lead.unl.edu/

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Monday March 1, 2021
Resilient Farms
During the last 10 years, the economic environment that US farms have faced has been extremely variable. Nebraska Extension Agricultural Systems Educator Robert Tigner talks about the characteristics of a successful, resilient farm operation.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/characteristics-financially-resilient-farms

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Thursday February 4, 2021
2021 On Farm Research Update Meetings
Crop research findings will be discussed in two upcoming On Farm Research meetings. Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson says the findings will help educate producers on new techniques for efficient handling and application of fertilizers, pesticides and many other studies.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/on-farm-research

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Wednesday February 3, 2021
2021 Women in Agriculture Conference
The Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will be going virtual for 2021. The conference will be held on Feb. 18-19, 2021 from Noon to 2:15 p.m. CT each day. Nebraska Extension Educator Jessical Groskopf says the two-day conference will be a hybrid event, offering both live-stream and on-demand learning opportunities for attendees.MP3
https://wia.unl.edu/

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Tuesday January 26, 2021
2021 AgrAbility
Helping farmers with disabilities is the focus of the national AgrAbility program. Nebraska Extension Educator Susan Harris talks about this year’s national virtual conference.MP3
https://agrability.org

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Monday January 25, 2021
2021 Crop Budgets
Getting an understanding of your costs on the farm will help you navigate the upcoming growing season. Nebraska Extension Associate Educator Glennis McClure talks about some differences from past seasons and offers some tools available to producers to get a handle on their costs.MP3
https://farm.unl.edu/abc

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Monday January 18, 2021
2021 Land Application Training
Ranchers looking to manage their manure will be interested to attend the 2021 Land Application training being offered online by Nebraska Extension. University of Nebraska Manure Management Project Coordinator Leslie Johnson says the training will be offered mostly via zoom but some in-person training might be available by June of this year.MP3
https://water.unl.edu/lat

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Thursday January 14, 2021
2021 Pesticide Safety
In the spring of 2020, the pesticide safety training season was upended by COVID-19. Greg Puckett, Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator says training sites in 2021 are expected to operate at reduced capacity. This will allow meetings to continue under state and local health guidelines, but will also mean space for participants will be limited.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/nebraska-extension-gears-2021-pesticide-safety-training

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Wednesday January 13, 2021
Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshops
Nebraska Extension will offer three virtual workshops covering landlord/tenant cash rents. Allan Vyhnalek, Nebraska Extension Educator says the workshops will be geared toward current and future landlords and tenants and will cover current trends in cash rental rates, land values, lease provisions, crop and grazing land considerations and current university crop budget information.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/extension-landlord-tenant-cash-rent-workshops-rescheduled-virtual-meetings

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Thursday January 7, 2021
ARC/PLC Signup
The signup period is open for the USDA Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen talks about what issues farmers should consider for the upcoming growing season.MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/landmanagement

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Tuesday January 5, 2021
Time to Review Your Leases
Getting everything in writing and being flexible are important issues when it comes to new land lease agreements. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen talks about reviewing your lease agreements for the coming season.MP3
https://aglease101.org/

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Friday December 25, 2020
County Level Cash Rental Rates in Nebraska
Depending on where you live and how your cropland is used, cash rental rates can vary. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen details what you could expect in different parts of the state.MP3
https://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/results/4D01208D-7AD4-3085-8BED-CE0D4DDB6A52#82A2F3BA-47B2-3C16-A9A1-C3E389DE2AE5

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Wednesday December 23, 2020
Livestock Risk Protection Subsidies
Subsidy levels have changed in order to help producers manage market price risks. Nebraska Extension Livestock Management Specialist Elliot Dennis talks about these changes and how it affects producers.MP3
https://farm.unl.edu/livestock-risk-management-and-lrp-updates-usda-and-national-extension-risk-management-education

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Thursday December 17, 2020
Nebraska LEAD Program Refocused
Adjusting to the pandemic and protocols has meant the Nebraska LEAD program had to take a pause this past summer. University of Nebraska LEAD Program Director Terry Hejny talks about what’s in store for the future of the program.MP3
https://lead.unl.edu/

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Friday December 11, 2020
2020 Cornstalk Grazing Rates
Leasing land for cornstalk grazing can be a profitable if done correctly. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen talks about key issues for producers to keep in mind when entering rental agreements.MP3
https://lead.unl.edu/

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