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Department of Agricultural Economics

For Producers

Day-to-day you face a changing business environment and we understand your need for up-to-date information to assist you in making efficient and ethical business decisions. We've put together conferences and other Extension programs geared to your business needs in addition to your time and geographical constraints.

Kansas Farm Management Association

With more than 70 years of experience serving producers, the Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) maintains a long term commitment to Kansas agriculture. Twenty-Five KFMA Economists, who are faculty members in the Department of Agricultural Economics, comprise the professional staff of the KFMA program. The Economists work cooperatively with farm families to provide members with production and financial management information that can be used when making farm business and family decisions.

Management Analysis and Strategic Thinking

THIS PROGRAM IS UNDER RE-DEVELOPMENT AND NEW INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN APRIL. PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES. THANK YOU!! K-State’s Management Analysis and Strategic Thinking (MAST) program combines face-to-face workshops with state of the art distance education techniques to deliver high-level farm management information to farmers and ranchers.

Risk and Profit Conference

The annual conference hosted by the Department of Agricultural Economics that provides an opportunity for key agricultural decision makers to interact with each other and with faculty. For more information, contact Rich Llewelyn at rvl@k-state.edu

Ag Lenders Conferences

K-State’s annual Agricultural Lenders Conferences, in Garden City and Manhattan, are designed to provide the Kansas financial community with updates on current agricultural topics.

Kansas Crop Insurance Workshop

This workshop in Salina is for crop insurance agents, agricultural lenders, marketing consultants, and other farm/ranch consultants and will help their clients make more profitable risk management decisions. Farmers and ranchers will apply the information to their own decisions.

RAM (Risk-Assessed Marketing) Workshops

These workshops introduce producers to an integrated marketing/production management approach that combines both crop insurance and alternative marketing techniques.

Lease Workshops

This series of day-long workshops is offered throughout Kansas to help landlords and tenants manage the risk associated with rental arrangements.

Ag Profitability Conferences

Multi-county conferences presenting agricultural economics information to producers. Each conference is sponsored by county extension services.

Master in Agribusiness

The Award-Winning Master of Agribusiness Degree Program at Kansas State University is an executive-style distance education degree program designed for food and agribusiness professionals. The program is delivered via Internet, and is built around the busy lives of food and agribusiness professionals. www.mab.ksu.edu