Events

Upcoming events, workshops, and conferences.

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. 

December 12, 2016
Russell

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.

December 13, 2016
Leoti
December 13, 2016 to January 11, 2017
Manhattan
Credit card registration: http://commerce.cashnet.com/KSUAGECON
Download brochure HERE to register by mail and pay with check.
For registered participants: electronic version of workbook and slides HERE

The Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics invites you to attend the 68th annual Kansas Income Tax Institute. The program is intended for tax professionals and is designed to provide up-to-date training on current tax law, regulations, and updates. This years program will review recent cases and rulings and key legislation, provide an in-depth review and analysis of a number of tax areas, and cover newly enacted regulations and procedures critical to tax practitioners.

December 14 - 15, 2016
Pittsburg
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.

December 15, 2016
Parsons
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 10, 2017
Selden

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