Financial Management

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Though the farm finance and ag law clinics are offered monthly at sites across Nebraska, remote sessions are another option — call the number below to arrange a one-on-one meeting via phone or virtual platform.

Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for April

April 10, 2024
There are two dates left in April for producers who are interested in receiving free legal and financial services — April 25 in Norfolk and April 26 in Greeley.

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This Center for Agricultural Profitability webinar features discussion by Ken Harrison, a crop insurance expert with more than 40 years of experience in the industry.

2024 Crop Insurance Prices and Decision Making

March 14, 2024
Agricultural economics experts discuss projected prices for the upcoming crop year, the importance of projected prices in managing risk exposure, and different insurance contract options for managing 2024 risk.

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Quicken is an easy program for people unfamiliar with accounting terms to use, making it a good place to start when changing from a hand-kept cash accounting system to computerized records. Nebraska Extension’s new virtual Quicken course will teach participants how to use the features of the program in a self-paced setting.

New Virtual Quicken Course for Farm and Ranch Record-keeping Offered by Nebraska Extension

February 27, 2024
The course will lead users through hands-on sessions to develop a simple set of financial records and reports using Quicken, with exercises based on a case farm to walk through practical applications.

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Though the farm finance and ag law clinics are offered monthly at sites across Nebraska, remote sessions are another option — call the number below to arrange a one-on-one meeting via phone or virtual platform.

Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for March

February 27, 2024
Nebraskans can attend a free, in-person farm finance and ag law clinic in Fairbury or Norfolk in March, or call to arrange a virtual/phone appointment.

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Throughout each Center for Agricultural Profitability Returning to the Farm workshop, participants receive help from experts in developing estate and transition plans, setting personal and professional goals and improving the communication process between family members.

Returning to the Farm Workshops Set for March 8-9 in Kearney

February 15, 2024
This workshop series assists families and agricultural operations with developing financial plans and successful working arrangements to meet their unique needs.

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Strategic planning is a dynamic process that requires continuous adaptation to changing circumstances and is most effective when it includes input from stakeholders, including family, partners, employees, and even customers, suppliers, and buyers. (CAP photo)

The Importance of Strategic Planning for Farmers and Ranchers

February 15, 2024
Center for Agricultural Profitability Director Larry Van Tassell discusses two steps that make planning strategic: defining the mission of the business, and assessing the external environment and its implications for the farm business.

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As part of the new collaboration, the CDFA-NASDA program will help rural communities understand the myriad of financing programs available to invest in socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers and develop long-term access to capital programs and strategies.

New Program Aims to Help Socially Disadvantaged Ag Producers Access Capital

February 14, 2024
The program will assist underserved farmers and ranchers with finding affordable funding sources to start and grow their business.

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The Agricultural Budget Calculator is a free tool to help producers figure machinery field operation and ownership costs. For more, visit the ABC website. (CAP photo)

Figuring Field Operation Costs Using the Agricultural Budget Calculator Program

February 1, 2024
This article provides an in-depth analysis of field operation costs for newer equipment versus slightly older equipment of similar size and power, which are used to determine costs for planting row crops.

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