Agricultural Economics Extension Department of Agricultural Economics - Main

Department of Agricultural Economics Extension


January 12, 2017
Dr. Brian Whitacre
Dr. Brian Whitacre’s presentation focused on technology trends across Oklahoma’s counties, including broadband and smartphone use by households. We also reviewed several new extension outputs and programs geared towards getting historically disconnected people online.
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December 5, 2016
Dr. Larry Sanders, Stan Fimple, Nathan Anderson
The farm economic environment has worsened over the past two years and farm incomes are not expected to improve for a year or more, causing at least widespread angst if not more severe financial stress. How do we help producers who may be dealing with stress? Using his experience from the farm financial crisis of the 1980s, Dr. Larry Sanders discusses stress and helpful ways educators can assist producers, including active listening, providing guidance regarding a safety net and encouraging proactive changes. Stan Fimple and Nathan Anderson add their perspectives on the roles educators can play based on their experience, noting that showing you care is important along with providing research based information.
Cheryl St. Clair
Cheryl St. Clair discusses the new CAPE project which focuses on mental health resources in local communities and will provide opportunities for educators such as training in mental health first aid.
(Managing stress and change - PPT)

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November 8, 2016
Dr. Damona Doye, Dr. Rod Jones, and Brent
Farm/ranch financial stress is increasing and Extension needs to be prepared to assist producers in honing their financial management skills. We are developing a new series of short video presentations and webinars on agricultural financial management topics (and a few production topics). As OCES has entered into an Outreach Education Cooperative Agreement with the Farm Service Agency (FSA), some segments will highlight information to enhance the awareness of various FSA programs and also deliver educational training regarding production and financial management topics that mesh with FSA programming. A virtual course will also provide an opportunity for completion of FSA Borrower training for producers needing this. Each video/webinar will have a different topic discussed by extension specialists or other professionals (including FSA staff) recognized for their expertise in the subject area. We hope that you will join us to learn more about this project and discuss how you might use it with your producers.
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