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Department of Agricultural Economics

Kevin Herbel

Kevin Herbel
Extension Agricultural Economist
KFMA Executive Director

308 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.6925 | Fax



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A.A., Agriculture, Hesston College, 1986
B.S., Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 1988
M.S., Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 1991

Research Interests and Experience

Kevin Herbel served as the Administrator of the Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) program since June of 2007 and is now the Executive Director, providing leadership to the state-wide KFMA program and working with KFMA data. He has extensive experience assisting Kansas farm decision makers in managing their resources efficiently, primarily through one-on-one contact with farm families and individuals. This work has included record keeping assistance, in-depth whole-farm and enterprise analysis, benchmarking, labor management, tax planning and transition planning, with the goal of improved decision making. In addition to directing the KFMA program, Kevin's roles in K-State Research and Extension have included nine years as an economist with KFMA, five years as a Farm Analyst and three years as an Extension Assistant.