Mykel Taylor

Farm Management, Marketing

Associate Professor, Farm Management Extension Specialist
Kansas State University

Mykel Taylor joined the faculty in 2011 as assistant professor of agricultural economics with a major appointment in extension. Her areas of focus include agricultural leases and land values, grain marketing, farm policy, and many other areas of farm management. Dr. Taylor is a popular speaker at many of the department's extension programs for her expertise and dynamic personality.

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Manhattan , KS  66506-4011
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Documents & Presentations by Mykel Taylor
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Estimating Kansas Farmland Values Based on Historic Index Numbers - Updated August 27, 2018
Kansas Land Values Book 2017

Detailed 2017 land sale information and trends at state, regional and county levels.

August 6, 2018
7. The Value of Social Capital in Farmland Leasing Relationships August 1, 2018
9. Economic Conditions and The Title 1 Programs August 1, 2018
Conservation Decisions on Leased Farmland

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor talks about a new survey of Kansas landlords and tenants on how they handle conservation decisions in their farmland leasing arrangements, from NRCS program participation to installing conservation practices ... the findings will be presented at the upcoming Risk and Profit Conference at K-State. 

July 19, 2018
Agricultural Land Values Update

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor talks in greater detail about K-State's just-released Kansas agricultural land values report, which covers land value trends in 2017. She says land prices are clearly following the lead of the struggling farm economy, and that the trend will turn around only when farm and ranch incomes show improvement.

April 26, 2018
2017 Kansas County-Level Land Values

Dr. Mykel Taylor has released her county-level estimates for 2017 Kansas land values for irrigated and non-irrigated cropland, and pasture. Slides from the webinar presentation are also included. 

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April 25, 2018
2017 Kansas Land Values: Webinar Recording

View slides and paper on county-level land values 

Dr. Mykel Taylor presents her analysis of Kansas land values, including current land value trends in Kansas and a discussion on the state of the Kansas farm economy. 

April 25, 2018
Futures Conference Wrap-Up

K-State agricultural economists Glynn Tonsor and Mykel Taylor talk about some of the futures market issues that were addressed at a first-of-its-kind agricultural futures conference that took place recently in Overland Park, co-sponsored by K-State and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. They say this conference shined a light on a number of futures trading topics of great interest to the production agriculture sector. 

April 16, 2018
Agricultural Land Values

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor talks about agricultural land value trends in Kansas and the updated report on county-by-county land values that she'll be presenting at a special webinar hosted by K-State later this month.

April 3, 2018