Events

Upcoming events, workshops, and conferences.

Providing hands-on Excel training

The ability to use Excel spreadsheets allows users to have the capability to benefit from the many Excel calculators and tools publicly available. These day-long workshops will provide hands-on Excel training. The workshops will use laptop computers to allow participants to create their own spreadsheets. Various spreadsheets will be created which will teach the following skills: creating appropriate mathematical formulae and using the correct functions, linking between sheets, using absolute and relative references, formatting, copying, look-up tables, and what-if analysis.

January 18, 2017
Garden City
Dealing with the farm financial situation

This program will focus on a host of different topics to start thinking critically about how the farm operation might withstand these hard times. Each topic will provide the decision framework of how to evaluate what viable options or opportunities exist to become more efficient and to strengthen the farm business.

January 18, 2017
Salina

This workshop is designed to help Kansas crop producers make profitable marketing decisions for their crops in 2017 – a period forecast to be one of continued large supplies, low selling prices, and limited profitability. 

January 19, 2017
Norway

The share of U.S. farms operated by women nearly tripled over the past three decades, from 5 percent in 1978 to 14 percent by 2012, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Since 2012, the trend is certainly continuing. Whether it be from inheriting farm ground, continuing the family operation, marrying into a farm family, or a host of other reasons, women find themselves in a position that requires knowledge of managing a farm operation with little background experience or training to do so.

February 2, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Washington

The share of U.S. farms operated by women nearly tripled over the past three decades, from 5 percent in 1978 to 14 percent by 2012, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Since 2012, the trend is certainly continuing. Whether it be from inheriting farm ground, continuing the family operation, marrying into a farm family, or a host of other reasons, women find themselves in a position that requires knowledge of managing a farm operation with little background experience or training to do so.

February 9 - 10, 2017

The RAM workshop is a timely education program that will provide farmers with new ideas and risk skills to survive this market down turn.  In addition to low commodity prices, the lack of convergences in the futures contracts will impact the results from short hedges-forward contracts and crop revenue insurance that pays based on a zero basis.  Storage is one method for dealing with the lack of convergence in the futures market, but that will open a new set of risks.

February 10, 2017
Great Bend