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 that Glennis has enjoyed, 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 as the Chair of Gage County’s Tourism Advisory Committee and is a member of the Nebraska Economic Developers Association, Wymore-Blue Springs Area Fund, Southern Gage Kiwanis, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church – Wymore Treasurer, and was a recent member on the University of Nebraska President’s Advisory Committee.<br><br>Glennis resides near Blue Springs on their family farm with her husband Ed. They have 3 married children and six grandkids.
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. This article covers changes in farm real estate markets, updates on Nebraska crop budgets, and resources for addressing financial stress and health.
This article provides guidance on adjusting rental rates for flood-damaged cropland with different lease characteristics, including having that important landlord-tenant discussion this spring before planting.
Through Annie’s Project courses farm women become empowered to be better business partners or sole operators by networking and managing critical information. Registration is now underway for three-week courses beginning in late January in Beatrice and Sidney.
The Nebraska Crop Production Budgets have been revised and updated for 2019 with 78 budgets covering different management systems for 15 crops. The largest cost increases from 2018 were for nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers.