UNL Webinars to Tackle Critical Farm Finance Issues

UNL Webinars to Tackle Critical Farm Finance Issues

Nov. 20, 2015

Crop and livestock producers, consultants and others interested in learning how to address critical issues related to farm finances are encouraged to view a webinar series to be held on the next five Mondays.

Beginning Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. CST, experts from the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will discuss financial issues affecting Nebraska farmers and ranchers. The webinar series is sponsored by the UNL Department of Agricultural Economics, Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

“The financial environment for agriculture has undergone significant changes in recent years,” according to Larry Van Tassell, head of the Department of Agricultural Economics. “These webinars aim to provide farmers and ranchers with financial principles they can apply to their own operations.”

The first webinar on Nov. 23 will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The next four webinars will be from 10 to 11 a.m.  Webinars can be viewed online at farm.unl.edu/farmfinances. Each session will be recorded for later viewing. There is no cost to view the webinars.

Webinar schedule and topics:

  • Nov. 23, 9 a.m. CST — Cornhusker Economics Outlook
    A concise, fast-paced discussion of crop, livestock, policy and financial outlook with attention to production, management and marketing decisions for 2016.
    Presenters: Brad Lubben, Kathleen Brooks, Cory Walters, Jay Parsons
  •  Nov. 30, 10 a.m. CST — Know Your Costs
    Presenters will review marginal analysis and enterprise budgets tools producers can use to understand how and where to implement cost control measures.
    Presenters: Matt Stockton, Robert Tigner, Roger Wilson, Tina Barrett
  •  Dec. 7, 10 a.m. CST — Negotiating Your Lease
    This session will look at current lease values, discuss leasing alternatives and give suggestions on how to communicate to hold leasing costs down.
    Presenters: Allen Vyhnalek, Tina Barrett, Dave Aiken, Tim Lemmons, Roger Wilson, Jim Jansen
  •  Dec. 14, 10 a.m. CST — Communicating with Your Banker
    Bankers will share how they approach loan requests and what financial documentation is most useful to lenders and producers.
    Presenters: Larry Van Tassell and a panel of four bankers.
  • Dec. 21, 10 a.m. CST — Decision Making in an Uncertain World
    This session, based on the topics covered in previous webinars, will explore important factors producers need to consider in making decisions in an uncertain world.
    Presenters: Jay Parsons, Cory Walters, Kathleen Brooks

Webinar Access Details

To view or participate in the webinar visit: http://connect.unl.edu/ceo-nc/

This meeting is being delivered via the Adobe Connect meeting platform. All you need is a computer with speakers to participate. Audience feedback is encouraged via a text chatbox.

For more information on the webinars visit farm.unl.edu/farmfinances or contact the UNL Department of Agricultural Economics at 402-472-3401.