Glennis McClure joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Agricultural Economics as an Extension Educator for Farm and Ranch Management Analytics in November, 2017. Responsibilities in this position include publishing livestock and crop enterprise budgets, surveying and publishing the Farm Custom Rates Guide, and assisting with special economic analyses in the department.<br><br>Glennis joined the University of Nebraska after a three year stint as Executive Director and then Senior Development Coordinator at NGage, the economic development organization serving Beatrice and Gage County, Nebraska. Prior to NGage, Glennis served as Vice President and Program Manager for the Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF). NEF is a Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides loan capital to small businesses and programs.<br><br>Other career experiences include a two year appointment as the Senior Community Affairs Advisor with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Omaha Branch. From 1999 to 2006, Glennis served as a business specialist and co-director of the REAP program, and earlier in her career taught agri-business at Southeast Community College and was a farm business consultant with the Nebraska Farm Business Association (NFBA). While with the NE Farm Business Association, Glennis worked with sixty farm families in southeast Nebraska to provide enterprise and whole farm business analysis along with tax management and preparation services.<br><br>Both her Bachelor and Master degrees are from UNL. Glennis currently serves on the Campus Statewide Promotion Committee, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association board and as an active member of the NCEA Agricultural Section. Other memberships include the Wymore-Blue Springs Area Fund Advisory Committee and Chair of the Southern Gage Kiwanis group. Recent memberships include: Chair of Gage County’s Tourism Advisory Committee (2006 - 2020) and member of the Nebraska Economic Developers Association, treasurer of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church – Wymore (25+ years), Beatrice Rotary, and the University of Nebraska President’s Advisory Committee member (2015-17).<br><br>Glennis resides near Blue Springs on their family farm with her husband Ed. They have 3 married children and seven grandkids.
MA, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1996
BS, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1981
AECN 896, Special Topics in Agricultural Economics; Enterprise Anlys:Ag Producers, Fall 2022
icon-business-chartResearch & Grants
Effective Budgeting, Negotiation, and Management Strategies for Agricultural Land, North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, April 2020
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Excellence in Extension Team Award - Soybean Management Field Days, UNL Extension, 2019
With the recent increase in fertilizer prices, it is more important than ever to use the right amount of fertilizer to maximize the economic returns. Applying too little or too much fertilizer can result in substantial economic loss.
Including winter wheat in the cropping system does not appear to be a profitable decision when one only examines the production costs and expected returns. Generally, there are additional production and economic benefits (35 to 100 bushels per acre increase in corn or grain sorghum yield) that should be considered.
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The custom rates report generated from this market rate survey is widely used by custom operators and producers seeking current pricing for services. If you provide custom hire services in Nebraska, please consider participating in the survey.
Agricultural producers face challenging financial circumstances on their cropland in 2020. While the upcoming production year provides a potentially better outlook, challenges remain for profitability and the health of the operation.