UNL Extension Center For Agricultural Profitability To Continue Workshops Into August, Northeast Nebraska Visit On August 2

UNL Extension Center For Agricultural Profitability To Continue Workshops Into August, Northeast Nebraska Visit On August 2
Courtesy of UNL Center For Agricultural Profitability.

NORFOLK – Several in-person workshops in August are being scheduled with one stop in northeast Nebraska highlighting the Agricultural Budget Calculator program.

According to a release from the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability, a workshop in Norfolk has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 2.

All ag producers, bankers, farm mangers and consultants are invited to stop by the Madison County Extension Office located at 1305 South 13th Street in Norfolk. The workshop will last from 1:30 – 3 p.m. again on Tuesday, August 2.

Other workshops include on Tuesday, August 16 from Ag Center (fairgrounds) at 1308 Second Street in Holdrege from 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Thursday, August 18 from the Lancaster County Extension Office (444 Cherrycreek Road Suite A, Lincoln) from 10 a.m. until noon and Wednesday, August 24 at the Platte County Extension Office (2715 13th Street, Columbus) between 1 – 3 p.m.

Virtual on-line workshops are also being scheduled. Visit cap.unl.edu/abc/training to see the full slate of upcoming scheduled workshops and for the registration link.

The Agricultural Budget Calculator (ABC) is a free enterprise-budgeting and decision-making tool that is designed to assist agricultural producers in determining their cost of production and projected cash and economic returns for various farm or ranch enterprises.

Glennis McClure, an extension educator and farm and ranch management analyst with the Center for Agricultural Profitability said, “we’re continuing to develop the Ag Budget Calculator program. Producers can enter and track their cost of production information and utilize the features to help in their risk management and decision-making while using ABC.”

McClure, who works closely with the ABC tool and has followed its development, will facilitate the workshops. During part one of the workshop, participants will learn how to use the ABC program to create and/or update crop budgets for their farms or fields on their owned and/or rented ground and create their own cost of production and anticipated return reports.

Part two will provide details and hands-on demonstrations of combining enterprise budgets using the “whole farm” component of the program and more on using other features, including breakeven, crop comparison and risk analysis.

Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop or mobile device to work on their own budgets. Mobile lab computers will be available as needed for the in-person workshops.

The workshops are free to attend, but registration is required by at least two days prior to the workshop date, at https://cap.unl.edu/abc or by calling Stacey Bonham at 402-472-1742.

For more information, contact Glennis McClure, Extension Educator, Farm and Ranch Management Analyst, Department of Agricultural Economics at 402-472-0661 or email gmcclure3@unl.edu.