Robin Reid

Farm Management, Production Economics

Extension Associate
Kansas State University

Robin Reid is an Extension Farm Economist with the Agricultural Economics Department at Kansas State University. Robin works on a variety of economic topics including farm financial management, Women in Ag. programming, Farm Bill, and much more. Robin also helps manage the website and works with Extension Agents across the state to put on extension programs. Robin grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business from UW-River Falls.  She also holds a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from K-State.


303A Waters Hall
Manhattan , KS  66506-4011
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Documents & Presentations by Robin Reid
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KSU Cow-Calf Budget Tool

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about trends in cow-calf production costs in Kansas, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...and she directs producers to a very helpful tool called the KSU Detailed Cow-Calf Budget, for analyzing an operation's potential income, costs and profitability.

October 11, 2021
County ARC-CO Payment Rates Determined

Robin Reid discusses the USDA Agricultural Risk Coverage program payments soon to be disbursed to crop producers for 2020 crop production...she reports that the county ARC payment rates have now been determined, and are posted by way of an interactive map that can be found at She also talks about the ARC-PLC market price projections for 2022 crop production, and how that information can be useful to producers as they plan for the ARC-PLC sign up next spring.

October 6, 2021
Seasonal Cash Grain Prices

An Excel spreadsheet to evaluate seasonality in the Kansas grain market

September 20, 2021
KSU-Detailed Cow Calf Budget

This spreadsheet allows a user to develop a detailed beef cow/calf enterprise budget to evaluate potential income, costs, and profitability.

September 9, 2021
Determining Cost of Production for Cow-Calf Producers

September 1, 2021
Introduction to New Interactive Web Tools August 1, 2021
Updated Estimates on ARC-County Crop Program

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid announces that K-State's county-level estimates on ARC-county crop program payments for 2020 production have just been updated...she'll tell how to access those via an interactive map found at the web site.

July 7, 2021
KSU Releases 2020/2021 ARC-County Projections based on RMA Yields July 1, 2021
Financial Benchmarking Tool

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about using financial ratios for benchmarking the economic performance of one's farm or ranch operation...she has just updated K-State's benchmarking tool that allows producers to compare their financial status to that of peers around the state, using the very latest Kansas Farm Management Association data.

June 24, 2021
Financial Benchmarking Tool

A tool to assess a farm's financial position relative to other similar farms in the same region. 

June 21, 2021