Farm Management

Land Management in the Next Decade Programs Start Aug. 13

July 25, 2018
Nebraska Extension’s upcoming workshop series, “Land Management for 2020 and Beyond,” will provide the latest information to landowners and tenant farmers to effectively manage land.

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UNL Survey Results Indicate Rising Cost of Custom Machinery Operations

July 12, 2018
Results from the university’s 2018 Custom Rates Survey indicate rising costs for some custom machine operations and services since the survey was last conducted two years ago. State average labor rates increased 6% to $18.85/hour and average diesel costs increased from $1.68 to $2.46/gallon, which could influence custom rate changes.

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Accounting for Agriculture: Federal Withholding after New Tax Bill

July 11, 2018
With the higher standard deduction and changes in child credits in the new US tax code, taxpayers may need to reconsider how much to withhold for federal taxes in each pay period. Here are information and a tool to help you assess your situation.

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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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Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit July 17-18

July 9, 2018
Register now for "Challenging Times...Innovating Solutions," an agricultural economic and technology conference for growers and agribusiness. It will be held July 17-18 in Kearney.

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Excel Pro Tip: How Names Save Time

June 25, 2018
Naming cells in Excel can make it easier and faster to locate just the cells you want for calculations. Amid a complex array of worksheets, naming can help you more quickly access and use the data you need.

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Gold Star Negotiations: The Power of Reciprocity

June 19, 2018
Reciprocity can be a powerful persuasive tool in negotiations, but it also can be misused and lead to emotional rather than well thought-out responses. Learn how to recognize when reciprocity is being used and when to integrate it in your negotiations.

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Excel Pro Tip: Using Multiple Windows

June 14, 2018
As Excel workbooks get more complex, it often becomes necessary to review different parts of a spreadsheet or different spreadsheets in the workbook at the same time. Using multiple windows can be a real time saver, helping users be more effective.

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