Robert Tigner - Agricultural Systems Economist Educator

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Work
402 West State Farm Rd North Platte NE 69101-7751
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Work 308-696-6734 On-campus 7-6734

icon-academic-capEducation

  • BS, Iowa State University , 1984
  • MS, University of WI-Platteville, 1995

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Tillage effects on corn yield during abnormally cool and wet years in the semi-arid Great Plains, Crop Managment
  • Decide NOW Smart phone grain marketing app, March 2017
  • 2015 Crop Production Cost Control, Crop Production Clinics Proceedings 2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015
  • Monthly Nebraska-Iowa Dairy Budgets

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • Decide NOW, Ne Corn Board, July 2015

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Omtvedt Innovation Extension Award, 2015
  • Farm and Ranch Management Poster national runnerup, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 2012
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Overview of Production Cost Trends July 9, 2018

An overview of short- and long-term production cost trends and how to use this information for planning for 2019 crops.

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Cornhusker Economics: Using Partial Budgets to Examine Incremental Ag Business Changes June 8, 2018

When considering business changes for your farm or ranch, focusing on a partial budget can help evaluate the financial effect of incremental changes without accounting for the entire farm budget. The story offers key points to consider and examples of how to apply them to your farm business.

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New Farm/Ranch Employee Intake May 31, 2018

Developing and following a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for new employee orientation can help ensure newbies understand the operation and can better contribute to its success. Check out these other recommendations for helping new employees get a good start.

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Farmstead

Characteristics of Financially Resilient Farms February 5, 2018

Some farmers are finding profits despite the tough economic times. What are they doing that you might adopt or adapt to make your operation more resilient?

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Cash Flow Budgeting for Farms and Ranches January 8, 2018

An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics, it explores how cash flow statements and budgets are a crucial part of the farm and ranch business financial management, allowing farm and ranch managers to track the actual inflows and outflows of cash.

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Soybeans

Thoughts on the August 2017 USDA WASDE: Soybeans August 17, 2017

The big surprise in the markets last week was the USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE). The report projected U.S. average soybean yield 3.1 bushels per acre above the trend line at 49.6 bushels per acre. What can this mean for marketing your old crop soybeans or pricing this year's crop?

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Comparing Generic Versus Name Brand Pesticides February 9, 2017

When can you save money on pesticides? Research in Nebraska and elsewhere indicates that often generic pesticides may offer similar control at lower prices than brand name products. There may be other reasons for using brand names, which are addressed in the article.

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Grain Marketing Workshops to Feature Location-Specific Information October 3, 2016

Grain marketing workshops will be offered across Nebraska starting in November to help grain producers minimize losses during this time of low prices. The first slate of locations for November and December is listed here. Watch CropWatch for additional site details as they're available.

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