A Nebraska Extension webinar on Thursday at noon will review the current financial positions of farms included in Nebraska Farm Business, Inc.’s annual farm averages.
The webinar will be led by Tina Barrett, director of Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., which provides financial analysis, business planning and tax services for over 400 farms and ranches across the state. It will include an overview of the average financial positions for operations this year, as well as review of financial ratios, cost of production and outlook for 2021.
The presentation is part of the Agricultural Economics Extension Farm and Ranch Management weekly webinar series.
Registration is free at farm.unl.edu/webinars.
Agriculture work sites, shared worker housing, and shared worker transportation vehicles present unique challenges for preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. Consistent application of specific preparation, prevention, and management measures can help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The Agri-Safe Network has put together a webinar to help identify best practices in Covid-19 testing and contact training that will help agricultural producers identify strategies for responding on their farm. The CDC Covid-19 prevention guidance for agriculture will also be shared to assist employers in adopting recommendations to protect workers.
Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to gain an understanding of:
– current CDC/OSHA guidelines for COVID-19 prevention in the agriculture industry
– airborne transmission characteristics of SARS-Cov-2
– the principles of testing for infectious diseases
– the difference between the various tests currently available for SARS-COV-2
– COVID19 contact tracing protocols
Register for the AgriSafe Webinar here… https://learning.agrisafe.org/products/lessons-learned-in-covid-19-prevention-efforts-among-agriculture-workers-and-employers.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 16, 2020— An upcoming Nebraska Extension webinar will feature Jay Rempe, senior economist with Nebraska Farm Bureau, discussing recent shocks in the cattle industry and producer response in the state.
“Troubles in the Cattle Markets: A Farm Organization’s Response” will be presented on Sept. 24 at noon by the extension Farm and Ranch Management team in the Department of Agricultural Economics, as part of its weekly webinar series.
Events over the last year have driven to the surface long-standing questions concerning the cattle markets and market structure, which have resulted in numerous proposals being offered in Washington D.C. In response, the Nebraska Farm Bureau created a task force of cattle producers to study current markets and offer policy suggestions and recommendations. Rempe will discuss recent market events, responses by producers, the task force’s work and what has been learned about Nebraska’s cattle industry relative to the country.
A graduate of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Rempe majored in agribusiness as an undergraduate and earned a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics in 1993. As the senior economist at Nebraska Farm Bureau, he his responsible for agricultural economic outlook, policy analysis, research and education programs. He previously served as vice president of governmental relations for Farm Bureau.
Registration for the webinar is free and can be completed at farm.unl.edu/webinars.