2022 National Farm Management Conference

June 13-16, 2022 • Fort Collins, Colorado

About

About Our Conference

This year's conference serves as the Extension Triennial Conference which brings together Extension Educators and others working in farm management every three years.

The conference is a collaboration of the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee (NCFMEC), the National Farm & Ranch Business Management Education Association (NFRBMEA) and the National Association of Farm Business Analysis Specialists (NAFBAS).

June 13-16, 2022

Tentative Conference Agenda

All Times Mountain Time (MT)


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Monday, June 13

Event

Early Career Development Workshop

  • Start: 1:00 PM
  • End: 5:00 PM
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Tuesday, June 14

(Vendor Day)
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Welcome

  • Start: 8:00 AM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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“Welcome to Colorado!”

  • Start: 8:15 AM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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Ag Economy Barometer

—Michael Langemeier, Purdue University

  • Start: 9:15 AM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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Why Trade Works For Agriculture

—Amanda Countryman, Associate Professor, Colorado State University

  • Start: 10:15 AM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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Lunch

  • Start: NOON
Event

Farm to Table in Colorado

—Becca Jablonski, Colorado State University

  • Start: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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Concurrent Session A

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  • Start: 2:30 PM
  • End: 3:00 PM

Barriers to Monetizing Soil Health

—Alejandro Plastina

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  • Location: Salons I & V


Adapting to the Pandemic, Zooming with a Webinar Series

—Ron Haugen

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  • Location: Green & Gold Room


Creating Cost of Production Budgets, It's as Easy as ABC with the Ag Budget Calculator

—Glennis McClure and Jay Parsons

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  • Location: Legends Room
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Concurrent Session B

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  • Start: 3:10 PM
  • End: 3:40 PM

Analyzing Flexibility as a Risk Management Tool in Agricultural Systems

—Jedidiah Hewlett and Jay Parsons

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  • Location: Salons I & V


Evaluative Report for the University of Minnesota Extension Agricultural Tax Issues Course

—Rob Holcomb and Nathan Hulinsky

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  • Location: Green & Gold Room


An Online Decision-Making Tool to Help Nurseries Determine Costs and Returns of Recycling Irrigation Water

—Robin Brumfield, Paul Gottlieb and Raul Cabrera

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  • Location: Legends Room
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Committee Meetings

  • Start: 4:00 PM
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Adjourn

Evening on your own

  • Start: 5:30 PM
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Wednesday, June 15

Event

Day 3 Overview

  • Start: 8:00 AM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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Weather and Agriculture

—Becky Bolinger, Assistant State Climatologist, Colorado State University

  • Start: 8:10 AM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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Concurrent Session C

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  • Start: 9:45 AM
  • End: 10:15 AM

A 10-Year Analysis of Net Farm Income

—Gregory Ibendahl

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  • Location: Salons I & V


Farm Business Training for Aspiring Farmers and Undergraduate Students

—Tori Jackson

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  • Location: Green & Gold Room


Fertilizer Cost Comparison Decision Tool

—Jonathan LaPorte

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  • Location: Legends Room
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Concurrent Session D

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  • Start: 10:25 AM
  • End: 10:55 AM

Calf and Heifer Performance: How does management affect growth, development and overall farm profitability?

—Samantha Gehrett and Cassie Yost

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  • Location: Salons I & V


Farm/Ranch Succession Education for Nebraskans

—Allan Vyhnalek

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  • Location: Green & Gold Room


Risk Scenario Planning via RightRisk Analytics

—John P. Hewlett and Jay Parsons

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  • Location: Legends Room
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Concurrent Session E

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  • Start: 11:05 AM
  • End: 11:35 AM

Environmental Metrics and Beyond

—Keith Olander and DelRay Lecy

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  • Location: Salons I & V


Does the Proximity of a Swine CAFO Impact the Value of Your Home?

—Zachary Uter

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  • Location: Green & Gold Room


The Impact of Long-Term Care Costs on Farming Operations

—Robert Moore

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  • Location: Legends Room
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Concurrent Session F

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  • Start: 11:45 AM
  • End: 12:15 PM

Financial Benchmarks for Diversified, Direct Market Farms

—Michael Sciabarrasi

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  • Location: Green & Gold Room


Improving Decision Making Skills in Agriculture

—Jay Parsons and Johannes Siebert

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  • Location: Legends Room
Event

Lunch

and 2023 Conference Preview

  • Start: 12:30 PM
Event

“Publication 225” Panel

—Moderator: Rob Holcomb, University of Minnesota

  • Start: 1:.00 PM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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Concurrent Session G

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  • Start: 2:00 PM
  • End: 2:30 PM

Financial Performance of Beginning Dairy Farmers in Minnesota

—Rebecca Weir

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  • Location: Salons I & V


Intensive Farm Management Education — UNL TAPS

—Matthew Stockton

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  • Location: Green & Gold Room


Economic Feasibility of Developing CRP Land for Quail Hunting with the Use of the SAFE Program

—Courtney Bir

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  • Location: Legends Room
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Concurrent Session H

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  • Start: 2:40 PM
  • End: 3:10 PM

Organic Farm Financial Performance: An Anlysis of 2020-2021 FINPACK Data From the Upper Midwest

—Gigi DiGiacomo, J.C. Hadrich and Nurfadila Khairunnisa

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  • Location: Salons I & V


Landlord Objectives in Leasing Their Land: Results from Focus Groups

—Ray Massey, Michelle Segovia and Mykel Taylor

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  • Location: Green & Gold Room
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Concurrent Session I

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  • Start: 3:20 PM
  • End: 3:50 PM

U.S. Crop Profitabilty and Farm Safety Net Payments

—Michael Langemeier, Gary Schnitkey and Carl Zulauf

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  • Location: Salons I & V


Using LLCs to Mitigate Liability Risks of Farming Operations

—Robert Moore

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  • Location: Green & Gold Room
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Adjourn

  • Start: 3:30 PM
Event

Family Night

  • Start: 6:00 PM
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Thursday, June 16

Event

Breakfast

  • Start: 7:00 AM
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Day 4 Overview

  • Start: 8:00 AM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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“How Different Kinds of Minds Can Solve Problems in Agriculture”

—Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University

  • Start: 8:10 AM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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Cyberbiosecurity for the Farm: Where to Begin?

Steven Lovaas, Chief Information Security Officer, Colorado State University

  • Start: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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Farm Financial Standards Council Update

Pauline Van Nurden, CFFM

  • Start: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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Cover Crops Farm Business Management

Vincent Gauthier, Environmental Defense Fund

  • Start: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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Closing Comments

  • Start: 11:30 AM
  • Location: Salons I & V
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Adjourn Conference

  • Start: NOON
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Post-conference Tours

TOUR 1>> Five Rivers Cattle Feeding – Kuner Feedlot
You will learn about their operation, discuss some benchmarks and then drive around the yard with a few stops.

TOUR 2>> LoCo Food Distribution Warehouse
See their distribution warehouse and learn about the supply chain issues they have faced.

TOUR 3>> New Belgium Brewery
This 90-minute tour offers a discussion of the brewery's history, a tour of their brewhouses, Foeder Forest, and view the Thunderdome (the packing hall). Guests will also receive a curated flight of New Belgium beer. This tour is limited to 25 people.

If you've already registered and want to get on the list of one of these tours, be sure to let us know! Tour slots will fill up fast, so if you haven't registered for the conference, be sure to do so soon!

Why You Should Attend?

This conference provides an opportunity to discover new resources, educational tools and topics related to farm business management. It also provides an excellent opportunity for networking with others involved in farm business management education.

01

Great Speakers

Hear from great speakers on a variety of topics

02

New People

Meet new people and expand your professional network

03

National Event

Connect with colleagues from around the country

04

Get Inspired

Learn about techniques and potential resources that could help you in your professional development.

05

Networking

There will be many opportunities to network during breaks, meals and free time.

06

Visit Vendors

Tuesday is Vendor Day! Learn about management tools that can benefit your program and your producers.

Who’s Speaking


Capstone Presentation:


“How Different Kinds of Minds Can Solve Problems in Agriculture”
Temple Grandin; Photo by Rosalie Winard. Used by permission

Speaker: Temple Grandin

Colorado State University
Becky Bolinger

Becky Bolinger

Assistant State Climatologist
Colorado State University
Amanda Countryman

Amanda Countryman

Associate Professor
Colorado State University
Vincent Gauthier

Vincent Gauthier

Sr. Analyst for Climate Smart Agriculture
Environmental Defense Fund
Becca Jablonski

Becca Jablonski

Assoc. Professor and Food Systems Extension Economist
Colorado State University
Michael Langemeier

Michael Langemeier

Professor, Dept of Agricultural Economics
Purdue University

Steven Lovaas

Steven Lovaas

Chief Information Security Officer
Colorado State University

Pauline Van Nurden

Pauline Van Nurden

The Center for Farm Financial Management
University of Minnesota

Conference Registration Rates

(All Registration Rates USD)

Conference Attendee Registration




$ 450.00*

Spouse/Partner Registration

Includes breakfast each of the three days, the Family Picnic, and Post-conference Tours

$ 115.00

Child Registration (7 - 21)


Includes breakfast each of the three days, the Family Picnic, and Post-conference Tours

$ 50.00

*The $450 Registration Fee DOES NOT include dues for NFRBMEA members. It is listed separately within the the registration process.

Hotel Information

The hilton Fort Collins is sold out!

Due to the overwhelming response, the conference hotel is completely booked! Hopefully you were able to get your hotel booked at the Hilton Fort Collins, but if not, there are some other alternatives. Many conference attendees have booked an Airbnb so that they can experience the mountains! Others have booked at some of the hotels that are nearby. The conference hotel is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, two miles from Fort Collins' historic Old Town and downtown area, and a 20-minute drive from the Horsetooth Mountain range. It is less than half a mile from Colorado State University and Canvas Stadium, so there are many options for you to choose from.

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors who help make our conference possible!

Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University logo
Ag Resource Management logo
Center for Farm Financial Management logo
Farm Financial Services Council logo
PC Mars Software logo

Conference Partners

This conference is a joint effort between NFRBMEA and NAFBAS.
We are joined by NCFMEC every three years when they hold their Triennial Conference.

NCFMEC

North Central Farm Management Extension Committee

NFRBMEA

National Farm & Ranch Business Management Education Association

NAFBAS

National Association of Farm Business Analysis Specialists

Questions?

Please contact one of the conference planners:       

NCFMEC

Curtis Mahnken
cmahnken@umn.edu
Phone: (612) 624-7585

NFRBMEA

Myron Oftedahl
myron.oftedahl@southcentral.edu
Phone: (507) 995-5346

NAFBAS

Jim McCabe
jim.mccabe@fbfm.org
Phone: (815) 712-9370