The following is an overview of items rolling through  Contact Rich Llewelyn at 785.532.1504 or for more information about these items.

2014 Kansas Crop Insurance Workshop, LAST CHANCE!
November 13, Salina
This is a one-day conference for farmers, crop insurance agents and ag lenders.

2014 Kansas Income Tax Institute
A two-day conference for tax professionals at 8 locations in Kansas

  • Overland Park, November 24-25
  • Wichita, December 1-2
  • Salina, December 2-3
  • Topeka, December 3-4

2014 Farm Bill Meetings
Begins January 12, 2015, in Wichita
Fifteen half-day meetings in Kansas to provide information on the decision for the 2014 Farm Bill.

Other Extension Meetings
A listing of other extension meetings taking place in Kansas, with the following coming up:

  • Garden City, November 18
  • Miltonvale, November 19
  • Salina, November 20

2015 Excel Workshops

  • Garden City, January 20
  • Emporia, February 5 

A couple of day-long workshops this winter to provide training in using Excel spreadsheets.


2014 Farm Bill Policy Page
Your guide to understanding the 2014 Farm Bill, with papers, presentations, decision tool and links.

OSU-KSU Decision Tool
An Excel spreadsheet decision tool developed by Oklahoma State University and K-State, to help make the decision between ARC and PLC from the 2014 Farm Bill.

In the last week…

Grain Outlook Radio Program
November 7, 2014
Dan O’Brien talks about what next Monday’s USDA grain production and supply-and-demand reports are likely to say, and he comments on surging soybean exports and lagging corn and wheat exports, during his weekly analysis of the grain markets.

Crop Basis Maps
November 6, 2014
GIS maps showing this week’s basis and deviation from 3 year average for corn, wheat, soybeans, and milo in the central Plains.

Updated Crop Basis Tool
November 6, 2014
Providing the weekly basis (Wednesday close) for corn, soybeans, milo and winter wheat for approximately 800 locations across Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas Panhandle, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.

MYA Price Estimates Updated for ARC and PLC Commodity Programs
November 5, 2014
Art Barnaby provides the MYA price estimates, updated for 2015 wheat, 2014 corn, 2014 sorghum, and 2014 soybeans.

Rumors and Errors on the Farm Bill and the Status of the OSU-KSU Decision Aid
November 5, 2014
Art Barnaby corrects some common errors and misconceptions about the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill).

K-State Feeder Cattle Risk Management Tool
November 4, 2014
Kevin Dhuyvetter’s decision tool for feeder cattle has been updated by Glynn Tonsor to reflect recent prices in the industry.

In the Cattle Markets
November 3, 2014
“Beef Demand Update and Context …”, by Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University.

Livestock Outlook Radio Program
Glynn Tonsor provides this week’s cattle market insight: he reviews the positive numbers from his beef demand index for the 3rd quarter, and talks about improvement in his latest cattle feeding profitability projections.

Livestock and Hay Charts
Price, basis, forecast, cattle slaughter, cattle cycle, cattle on feed, livestock feeding returns, and meat trade charts, as well as supply and demand for corn, wheat and soybeans.

Dairy MPP Program Webinar Recording
View the slides here.
Check out the 1-hour webinar presentation on the Dairy MPP Program by Robin Reid.

MAB Trip to South America
K-State’s Master of Agribusiness (MAB) program is offering travel to Brazil and Argentina to learn about the food and agriculture industry in South America. The trip includes visits to agricultural and food-related industries and guided sightseeing tours with free time to explore Buenos Aires, the waterfalls at Iguazu, and Sao Paulo. The tour (February 20 – March 7, 2015) is open to anyone with an interest in international agribusiness. Contact Mary Bowen for more information:, 785-532-4435.

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Kevin Herbel began serving as the Administrator of the Kansas Farm Management Association program in June of 2007. A primary focus of his work is to help Kansas farmers manage their resources efficiently. Kevin has worked for the K-State Research and Extension since 1989, most recently as an economist with the North Central Kansas Farm Management Association (1994-2003) and as Extension Assistant and Farm Analyst (2004-2007). He received his B.S. degree in 1988 and his M.S. degree in 1991, both in Agricultural Economics at K-State.

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