Daniel O'Brien

Grain Markets & Market Structure, Farm Management

Professor and Extension Agricultural Economist
Northwest Research Extension Center

The focus of Dr. O’Brien's extension and applied research efforts have been in the areas of grain and bioenergy market analysis - with emphasis on of wheat, feed grain, oilseed, and ethanol supply-demand and prices. He also has been working in the areas of irrigated and dryland cropping systems and natural resource-related issues in western Kansas. He also works extensively with agricultural audiences on issues such as farmland leasing and crop enterprise profitability. Visit "Focused on Grains Blog" by Dan O'Brien.

Northwest Research Extension Center
105 Experiment Farm Road PO Box 786
Colby , KS  67701-0786
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Documents & Presentations by Daniel O'Brien
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Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - April 7, 2023

April 7, 2023
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - March 24, 2023

March 24, 2023
Kansas Land Values and Rental Rates - Webinar Slides and Recording
Gregg Ibendahl/Dan O'Brien: Cash Rents In Kansas

Allen Featherstone: Farmland Market Update

March 22, 2023
2023 Preharvest "Winning-The-Game" Grain Marketing Webinar - Slides and Recording


March 15, 2023
Ethanol Outlook for 2023

We discuss ethanol outlooks for 2023 with K-State grain economist Dan O’Brien. Dan emphasizes the importance of a stable U.S. economy and our nation’s ability to travel this summer when it comes to supporting this vital industry in the Midwest.

March 15, 2023
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - March 3, 2023

March 3, 2023
2023 Sorghum Markets and Strategies

Presented at "Winning the Game" Grain Marketing Workshop. Hoisington, KS. 

March 1, 2023
2023 Corn Markets and Strategies

Presented at "Winning the Game" Grain Marketing Workshop. Beloit, KS. 

February 27, 2023
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - February 24, 2023

February 24, 2023
Soybean Market Outlook For 2023

Presented at K-State Soybean School. Salina, KS. 

February 22, 2023