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Webinars



Apr 23, 2019
Garrett Reed
Join us as Graduate Research Assistant Garrett Reed discussed a number of farm transition strategies along with a comparison of the long-term financial success of each strategy. He shared insights from his recently completed research that can help a producer decide which transition strategies makes economic sense for their farm or ranch.
Transition Strategies(-PPT)

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Mar 26, 2019
Roger Sahs
Hear the latest information on Oklahoma rental rates. Extension Specialist, Roger Sahs discussed rates for pasture and cropland in different regions of Oklahoma as found in a recently conducted survey. He also discussed factors behind rental market rates including the farm economy, farm earnings, and anticipated farm earnings.
(Oklahoma Rental Rates-PPT)

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Feb 19, 2019
J C Hobbs
In this webinar, JC Hobbs, OSU Extension Tax Specialist discussed tax planning to do at the start of the new year and steps that producers can use to improve the tax efficiency of their agriculture operation. JC discussed steps that producers can take going forward this year to better manage their taxes.
(Beginning of the Year Tax Planning-PPT)

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Jan 22, 2019
Dr. Amy Hagerman
Viewers heard highlights from the recently passed 2018 Farm Bill. OSU Extension Farm and Food Policy Specialist, Dr. Amy Hagerman provided viewers an update on the 2018 Farm Bill and discussed how it will impact Oklahoma producers.
(2018 Farm Bill -PPT)

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Jan 8, 2019
J C Hobbs
J C. Hobbs provided an individual income tax update discussing income rules that will impact us when preparing to file our 2018 returns. The presentation covered items from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act plus Oklahoma laws affecting individual taxpayers.
(Tax Cut Jobs Act -PPT)

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Dec 19, 2018
Dr. Shideler
Dr. Shideler presents an introduction to ripple mapping. It is an easy to use, participatory tool that quickly and visually organizes impacts emanating from an program or intervention.
(Ripple Mapping Handout PDF)
(Ripple Mapping -PPT)

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Dec 18, 2018
J C Hobbs
JC Hobbs, OSU Extension Tax Specialist discussed year-end tax planning and tips that producers can use to improve the tax efficiency of their agriculture operation. JC discussed steps to take before year-end as well as steps that producers can take in the new year to manage their taxes.
(Tax Planning- PPT)

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Nov 30, 2018
Suzette Barta
Suzette Barta describes three of her Payne County Extension programs focusing on entrepreneurship, each of which could be replicated in other counties. Specifically, she tells the viewers about her Business Start-Up Notebook, Young Entrepreneur Expo and New Entrepreneur Training.
(Suzette nov Entrepreneurship - PPT)

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Nov 28, 2018
Janlyn Hannah
In this webinar, Janlyn Hannah, State Outreach Coordinator for the USDA-Farm Service Agency discussed disaster assistance programs available through the Farm Service Agency. Hear details on a variety of programs that can assist producers when natural disasters occur.
(FSA Disaster Assistance Programs-PPT)

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Nov 14, 2018
Dr. Shannon Ferrell
Dr. Shannon Ferrell discussed the "Ad Valorem Tax Impacts of Wind Energy Development in Oklahoma"
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Oct 31, 2018
Dr. Brian Whitacre
On this installment of the CRD Webinar, Dr. Whitacre defines broadband and demonstrates tools available to identify local areas with broadband available and at what speed. He also shares examples of funding available to support broadband expansion/upgrades for communities, as well as different options communities can consider to deliver broadband to their residents. He concludes by provide a few Extension programs and resources to help communities increase broadband adoption and utilization.
(Broadband in OK -PPT)

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Oct 29, 2018
Dr. Dave Shideler
As a region selected to participate in the CREATE BRIDGES program, this webinar provides steering committee members with an overview of the project, expected outcomes, and modifications due to an expansion of the project to 2 regions. Committee members are asked to respond to a brief survey to verify their interest and commitment to the CREATE BRIDGES project.
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Oct 9,2018
Dr. Rodney Jones
In a time when many producers are facing increased financial stress, the need also exists for additional knowledge and information to help navigate these financial challenges. In this video, Extension Economist Rodney Jones discussed resources, tools, and tips to address financial concerns and challenges caused by lower commodity prices and the drop in farm incomes.
(Managing in Tough Times-PPT)

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Sep 28, 2018
Dr. Larry Sanders
Dr. Larry Sanders provided an update of the economic meltdown that occurred in September of 2008 and compared that time period to the current economy to the economic conditions that existed 10 years ago. He presented a broad view of the events of then versus now and provided food for thought about the future for the US economy.
(Great Recession of 2018 lsanders-PPT)

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Sep 26, 2018
James Arati
James provides advice on how to frame risk management for small producers, describes 5 major areas of risk management, and offers suggestions on how to mitigate those risks. He also points educators to resources available through him to assist small scale producers in your county. You can also refer clients (small scale producers or other small businesses) to James directly through the OK Small Business Development Center website: http://www.oksbdc.org/ and select OSU Extension as the center.
Note: The watch the video link below is an audio only file; please use the PPT slides to follow along.
(Risk Management-PPT)

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Sep 25, 2018
Dr. Amy Hagerman
OSU Extension Farm Policy Specialist, Dr. Amy Hagerman provided viewers an update on the proposed Farm Bill as well as details on the farm relief package. In this webinar, participants heard the latest news on farm policy, including the Farm Bill, and how it will impact Oklahoma producers.
(Farm Policy Update - PPT)

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Sep 6, 2018
Dr. Derrell Peel
Dr. Derrell Peel discussed the economic outlook for fall grazing and wheat pasture stockers.
( Cattle Market Update -PPT)

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Aug 14, 2018
Dr. Derrell Peel
Dr. Derrell Peel discussed the latest cattle inventory numbers and the recent cattle on feed report plus provided us with a look at current market conditions, price outlook, and a look at world trade.
(Cattle Market Update -PPT)

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July 17, 2018
Dr. Rodney Jones
Rodney Jones discussed the Farm Labor Management handbook and other resources for managing employees on your farm or ranch. He shared information on determining your farms human resource needs, finding the employees that fit those needs, bringing those employees up to speed quickly, and helping them develop as a part of your operation.
(Farm Labor Resources-PPT)

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July 10, 2018
JC Hobbs and Roger Sahs
J C Hobbs discusses the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impacts on individual taxpayers (winners and losers). Coverage includes changes to the tax rates, standard deductions, personal exemptions, suspension of a variety of itemized deductions, the child tax credit, etc. which will impact the tax liability of every taxpayer.oger Sahs provides the 2018 Oklahoma agricultural land value update for both crop and pasture lands.
Sara Siems
ara Siems provides information about the upcoming 2018 Statewide Women in Ag Conference. For more information concerning the conference program and registration, she can be reached at sara.siems@okstate.edu
(OK Land Values PPT)
(Tax Cut -PPT)
(Women in Ag - PPT)

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June 26, 2018
Scott Clawson
Learn about working with your lender to provide the correct financial information and other details to properly tell your story. In this webinar, gain understanding of what is happening on both sides of the desk with a few ideas for having a more productive relationship with your lender.
(Working with Local Lenders - PPT)

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June 20, 2018
Suzette Barta
Suzette, Payne County Community and Rural Development Educator and State Coordinator for PRIDE, shares what the PRIDE program is, how it works, and what educators need to know to conduct a PRIDE training for small businesses, city/county offices, or other groups in their counties. If you’ve heard about PRIDE and want to learn more, check out this webinar recording!
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May 16, 2018
James Arati
James Arati shares some of the services available to county Extension offices through our partnership with the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Additionally, he describes the many ways that he and Lisa are available to service small business clients throughout the state using different mediums, like face to face meetings or online tools, and formats, like webinars, workshops or one-on-one consultations. He also describes several of the tools available to assist small businesses.
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May 15, 2018
Dr. Shannon Ferrell
In this webinar, Dr. Ferrell presented some basic contract fundamentals that every farmer or rancher should know. What makes a legally binding contract? What are the consequences for breaking a contract? What are some common items that need to be addressed in common agricultural contracts like leases and fencing agreements? He addressed all of these issues and more.
(Basics of Contracts-PPT)

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May 08, 2018
Dr. Phil Kenkel
Dr. Phil Kenkel presentation is titled Income Tax Implications of IRS Code Section 199A (Business Income Deduction) on Grain Producers. Phil examines the latest amendment to the tax legislation that fixed the grain glitch which the original tax legislation created and how the fix will impact farmers.
OSU Fact Sheet
(Impact on Grain Producers - PPT)

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Apr 24, 2018
JJ Jones and Trent Milacek
Drought conditions are becoming an issue in many parts of Oklahoma. In this webinar, Area Extension Economists, JJ Jones and Trent Milacek discussed ways producers can respond to current or future drought conditions. Viewers learned about tools, information, and resources that are available to assist producers in planning for and operating through these tough conditions.
(Drought Preparedness -PPT)
(Drought Response -PPT)

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Apr 18, 2018
Dr. Drian Whitacre
Dr. Brian Whitacre discussed his efforts to compile up-to-date maps on where broadband is available, his extension workshops for small business owners to build websites / market themselves online, and his recent efforts to partner with rural libraries to “loan out the Internet. (Sorry, the first minute or so of the webinar is not available – but you didn’t miss anything substantial.)
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Apr 2, 2018
Dr. Larry Sanders
Dr. Larry Sanders discussed the economic effect of tariffs and other trade barriers on US and Oklahoma ag businesses as well as farmers and ranchers.
(Tariffs -PPT)

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Mar 27, 2018
Dr.Dave Shideler and Dr. Larry Sanders
Come hear from two Extension economists as they provided an update on the state and national economy. In this webinar, Dr. Larry Sanders discussed the general economy in the U.S. while Dr. Dave Shideler discussed the state and local economy. Join us in learning about current economic trends and conditions for our state and nation.
(Economic Outlook -PPT)

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Mar 21, 2018
Lisa Bryant
Lisa describes the partnership between Extension and the OK Small Business Development Center, and then she discusses the food borne illness program she developed for farmers market sellers, though it can easily be adapted for other audiences like OHCE groups and 4-H clubs. The food borne illness presentation covers the following topics. Why farmers markets are popular. The incidence of foodborne illness in the United States, and how farmers have been held accountable in past cases. Common points of contamination on a farm. Best practices for production, handling and workers. Best practices at the market for sanitization, handwashing and sampling.
(Reduce Foodborne Illness -PPT)

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Mar 13, 2018
Dr. Kim Anderson
Dr. Kim Anderson’s presentation is titled, “Oklahoma Crop Agriculture.” He discussed recent changes in crop harvested acres and evaluated which crops have the highest odds of producing a profit.
(Oklahoma Crop Agriculture -PPT)

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Feb 21, 2018
Keima Kamara and Dave Shideler
Keima Kamara describes Extension’s Solid Waste Management program, share two activities educators can use in their programming, and discusses additional resources available on demand
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Feb 08, 2018
Dr. Derrell Peel
Dr. Derrell Peel discussing the latest cattle inventory numbers and the recent cattle on feed report plus provided us with a look at current market conditions, price outlook, and a look at world trade.
(Cattle Market -PPT)

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Jan 30, 2018
Dr. Shannon Ferrell
Agricultural landowners now see multiple opportunities for their land to serve non-agricultural uses as well, ranging from traditional oil and gas development to wind and solar energy projects. This webinar will present some of the fundamental questions landowners need to ask when they are presented with these opportunities and some basic tips for evaluating the development agreements they may receive.
(Landowner Rights - PPT)

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Jan 16, 2018
Dr. Rodney Jones
Agricultural producers are experiencing various degrees of financial stress resulting from multiple years of challenging commodity prices and other factors. Do you know how to quickly and consistently monitor the performance of your operation or operations with which you are working? Early and accurate assessment of the financial situation is one key to successfully navigating periods of financial stress. In this webinar, we stressed the importance of distinguishing between short-term stress and more fundamental long-term issues. We demonstrated and discussed key financial performance measures that are used to evaluate and monitor the financial position and performance of a farming business.
(Stress Testing -PPT)

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Jan 16, 2018
Dr. Damona Doye and J C. Hobbs
Dr. Damona Doye discussed the most recent Quicken Update and changes for 2018. J C. Hobbs provided an update covering the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
(Quicken 2018 - PPT)
(Tax Update -PPT)

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Dec 2, 2017
Dr. Shannon Ferrell
In this webinar, Shannon talked about a topic that’s been around for centuries, and is as important as it has ever been: agricultural leases. What are some of the common questions for landowners and renters as they enter an agricultural lease? What terms does the lease need to define? What happens when the lease is over? And finally, in the growing age of Big Data in agriculture, how should your lease handle data generated about the farm?
(Legal Issues - PPT)

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Nov 28, 2017
Dr.Damona Doye, JJ Jones, Gant Mourer, and Dana Zook
A panel of Extension professionals discuss the reality of economies of scale for cattle, goat, and poultry production. Learn about the challenges of management, marketing, and facilities needed for this scale of operation. Hear discussion on production parameters, investment needed, and operating costs for smaller scale operations. This webinar looked at more labor and management intensive options with a potential to generate income.
(50 Pasture Acres -PPT)

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Nov 14, 2017
Brian Whitacre and Keima Kamara
Brian Whitacre updated us on his rural library hotspot lending program, which is currently being piloted in 4 small towns across the state. The program looks to expand this coming Spring – come see if it would be a good fit for your community! and Keima Kamara focused on tools that can be used by county educators for solid waste management topics (reduce / reuse / recycle, composting, illegal dumping). She talked about our past / current work in this area and our future plans to collaborate with interested educators.
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Nov 14, 2017
Dr. Josh Lofton, Dr. David Marburger, and Dr. Rodney Jones
This webinar involved a panel of Extension professionals discussing the reality of economies of scale with traditional commodity crops. Hear about crop management styles and realistic expectations for generating income. Also hear about different options for smaller scale production including hiring custom farming. Learn about more labor and management intensive options.
(50 Crop Acres -PPT)

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Oct 31, 2017
Dr. Josh Lofton and Dr. Lynn Brandenberger
Dr. Lofton has been studying and evaluating Oklahoma cropping systems and how to integrate new crops into traditional Oklahoma production systems. He will be sharing views on how these new potential crops can help improve system sustainability and how to manage non-crop seasons. Dr. Brandenberger has been studying cover crops and their potential for improving soils for vegetable crop production. He will be sharing about the use of cover crops to improve plant stands and generally about why cover crops are a great way to improve soils.
(Crop Rotation -PPT)
(Cover Crop Use-PPT)

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Oct 17, 2017
Mike Mayberry and Dr. Damona Doye
Producers considering changes to their operation in these challenging times can learn about available resources to help them evaluate their options. In this webinar, Mike Mayberry discussed ways the Oklahoma Ag Mediation Program can assist producers in trying to reach realistic, durable solutions to the challenges of debt or not qualifying for USDA and other lenders and creditors programs. Dr. Damona Doye discussed IFMAPS, which is a service that provides financial analysis and planning to producers looking at making changes to their operations. She also highlighted e-Farm Management resources and the online FSA Borrower Training opportunity.
(IFMAPS - PDF)
(Ag Mediation -PDF)

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Oct 3, 2017
Dr. Kim Anderson
Increased crop production and exports by developing countries have reduced export demand and therefore the prices of U.S. grains. Trends were presented and the potential on Oklahoma Agriculture was presented
(Grain Markets – Developing Countries- PPT)

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Sep 19, 2017
Dr. Damona Doye
Benchmarks or comparison targets can come from inside a business or from sources outside of the business. In this webinar, Dr. Damona Doye discussed sources for benchmark data and how to use benchmarks to better analyze farm performance with examples for cow/calf and wheat cost of production plus family living expenses.
(Farm/Ranch Benchmarking - PPT)

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Sep 12, 2017
Dr. Derrell Peel and Roger Sahs
Dr. Derrell Peel discussed the economic outlook for fall grazing and wheat pasture stockers. and Roger Sahs provided an update on Oklahoma land values.
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Sep 5, 2017
Dr. Rodney Jones
Business planning is all about helping a producer figure out how to be competitive. What is it that a producer has that sets them apart or will allow them to succeed? Business planning is a mindset, not a one-time event. It is a thought process of constantly striving to improve, by always thinking about important business management concepts. In this webinar, Dr. Rodney Jones provided a brief overview of business planning.
(The Farm Game Plan - PPT)

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August 15, 2017
Dr. Eric DeVuyst
Software tools are useful to guide information gathering and provide economic insights into the potential repercussions of decisions. OSU has a crop budget app as well as specialized tools such as one to analyze the break-even price for a wheat stocker enterprise. In this webinar, Dr. Eric DeVuyst provided a brief demonstration of these tools.
(OSU Decision tool Demo - PPT)

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August 8, 2017
Trent Milacek and Dr. Rodney Jones
Dr. Rodney Jones and Trent Milacek discussed the basic crop insurance products that are available to producers. Given the multitude of crop insurance product and coverage levels available and the interactions between crop insurance and FSA commodity programs, the crop insurance decision can seem overwhelming. They provided an overview of the most important issues to consider one step at a time to help individual producers narrow down the list of choices and make well informed crop insurance decisions for their own farms.
(Crop Insurance Basics - PPT)

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July 25, 2017
Gant Mourer
The Oklahoma Quality Beef Network (OQBN) is a network of beef producers, educators, veterinarians, and industry professionals committed to increasing producers' access to value added marketing opportunities and improving the quality of cattle produced in Oklahoma by increasing communication between all segments of the beef industry. It provides producers, and others in the industry, with education and tools to enhance access to value-added programs. In this webinar, Gant Mourer provided an overview of the OQBN.
(OQBN webinar - PPT)

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July 18, 2017
Dr. Derrell Peel and Sara Siems
Sara Siems, Ext. Assistant Risk Management Education, provided information about the upcoming “2017 Statewide Women in Ag Conference”. For more information concerning the program and registration, she can be reached at sara.siems@okstate.edu and Dr. Derrell Peel discussed current livestock and meat situation and outlook.
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July 11, 2017
J.C. Hobbs
JC Hobbs discussed what we know that will impact agriculture for 2017 and future years plus proposed tax law changes.
(Tax Update - PPT)

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June 27, 2017
Dr. Kellie Raper
Cull cows can represent a significant component of a cow-calf operation’s annual income. Past research suggests that cull cow revenue as a percentage of annual income ranges from 15% to 30%. Alongside the culling decision is a marketing decision – the decision to market cull cows at culling time or retain them on the farm for marketing at a later date. In this webinar, Dr. Kellie Raper examined current and past cull cow management and marketing research with practical application to maximizing the value of cull cows for individual cow-calf operations.
(Cull Cow - PPT)

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June 13, 2017
Dr. Shannon Ferrell
Oklahoma fencing law has not changed much since its inception in 1910, but nevertheless many landowners still have questions about what is legal fence, whether Oklahoma is an open range state, who is responsible for the cost of fence maintenance, and what happens when a fence is in the wrong place. In this webinar, Dr. Shannon Ferrell covered the answers to those questions and talked about the points neighbors should address in their fencing agreements.
(Oklahoma Fencing Law - PPT)

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May 11, 2017
Dr. Dave Shideler
Dr. Dave Shideler brings us up to date on programs and information for rural community development. He also introduced Lisa Bryant and James Arati with the Small Business Development Center. These individuals are the New Local Food Systems Specialists and they tell us about their work and the extension programs they are ready to assist.
NOTE: Due to technical difficulty, you may want to run the recording and view the PowerPoints at the same time.
(Current Issues - PPT)

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Apr 11, 2017
Dr. Damona Doye
Fairness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder; equitable leases however can be negotiated. In this webinar by Dr. Damona Doye, learn what goes into an equitable lease and what the latest rental rate survey results show for market rates. Finally, become familiar with websites for lease forms and worksheets to help in developing agreements.
(Equitable Lease Arrangements - PPT)

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March 28, 2017
Dr. Shannon Ferrell
Recent research suggests less than a third of U.S. farms and ranches make the transition from one generation to the next completely intact. How can producers make sure they keep the farm in the family and keep the family farming? This webinar by Dr. Shannon Ferrell walked participants through the three primary reasons farm transitions fail, and the five-step process to make sure your process succeeds. Additionally, the webinar connected participants with strategies and tools to deal with a number of common farm transition challenges.
(Farm Transitions - PPT)

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March 20, 2017
Dr. Derrell Peel
In this webinar Dr. Derrell Peel covered the Cattle Market Situation and Outlook and focused on Global and Macroeconomic Environment, Cattle Inventory and Beef Production, Beef Demand, International Trade, Feed and Input Market, Forage Conditions, and Economic prospects for cow/calf, stocker and feedlot producers
(Cattle Market -PPT)

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March 6, 2017
Drs. Kim Anderson, Brian Arnall, and Misha Manuchehri
Misha Manuchehri discussed weed control and wheat quality issues. Brian Arnall discussed soil fertility’s impact on producing Test Weight and Protein. Kim discussed mandatory changes affecting Oklahoma cropping systems.
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Februrary 28, 2017
Dr. Kim Anderson
In this market outlook webinar, Dr. Kim Anderson discussed the wheat, corn, sorghum and soybean markets. He provided information pertaining to current grain stocks, planting intentions, and prices.
(Anderson -PPT)

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February 14, 2017
Dr. Damona Doye and Dr. Rodney Jones
In this webinar, Dr. Rodney Jones and Dr. Damona Doye provided an overview of the current financial situation in agriculture in general, and specifically in Oklahoma. They explored how the extended period of low commodity prices and tighter margins is impacting financial performance and position on farms, and discussed what lenders are observing and how they are responding. They also discussed the impacts on farm real estate (and other asset) values, and explore factors that will impact the financial picture in agriculture in the future.
(Farm Finance Outlook- PPT)

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February 8, 2017
Drs. Larry Sanders and Dr. Dave Shideler
Drs. Larry Sanders and Dave Shideler evaluated the post-election economy. Are we dancing the 2-Step or the Cotton-Eyed Joe?
(Macroecon Implications -PPT)

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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.
(CAPE - PPT)
(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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October 13, 2016
Dr. Damona Doye and Roger Sahs
Damona Doye discussed proven strategies that reduce costs and/or increase revenues which enhance profits in cow-calf enterprises. and Roger Sahs provided an update of land values for both crop and pasture lands throughout Oklahoma.
(Low Hanging Fruit Offers Profits to Cow-Calf Producers - PPT)
(Land Values 2016 - PPT)

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September 27, 2016
Dr. Damona Doye and Dr. Phil Kenkel
Damona Doye discussed cow-calf costs of production and how we as extension educators can help Oklahoma producers evaluate and fine tune their operations in the current economic environment and the resources available to help. Phil Kenkel presented the current economic trends that are the driving force behind farm consolidations in Oklahoma as well as the nation.
(Cow Calf COP & Financial Tuning -PPT)
(Trends driving farm consolidation -PPT)

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July 13, 2016
Dr. Kim Anderson and Sara Siems
Dr. Kim Anderson covered the current U.S. and World market outlook and situation for wheat, corn, grain sorghum, canola, and soybeans. and Sara Siems provided information about the upcoming 2016 Statewide Women in Ag Conference.
(Kim Anderson Grain Situation -PPT)
(Sara Siems Women in Ag - PPT)

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May 12, 2016
James Robb and Jessica Sampson
The presentation is a livestock industry conversation with James Robb the Director and Senior Agricultural Economist and Jessica Sampson an Agricultural Economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC). They will be discussing current livestock market outlook plus industry trends and issues.
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March 8, 2016
Dave Miller and Dr. Kim Anderson
An invited guest, Dave Miller, Director of Research and Commodity Services with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation discussed the corn and soybean market outlook and situation. He is well known around the nation for his market and outlook presentations. Dr. Kim Anderson discussed wheat market outlook and situation.
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February 29, 2016
Dr. Damona Doye
Damona Doye took a step by step view and discussion of navigating the agricultural economics webpage and discussed the resources that can be found there. She also provided a Quicken update concerning materials and workshops for 2016. J C. Hobbs will provide an update of farm income tax laws in effect for 2016 and beyond.
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January 19, 2016
Dr. Damona Doye and Ms. Sara Siems
Dr. Damona Doye and Ms. Sara Siems presented an Annies Project update. It is of value to both those who have hosted Annies Project in the past as some re-branding and shifts are taking place at the national level and an introduction for people who are not familiar with the project. They discussed best practices for planning and implementing Annies Project.
(Annies Project Planner)
(Annies Project Timline- PDF)
(Annies Project -PPt)

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November 10, 2015
Roger Sahs
Roger Sahs discussed current trends in Oklahoma land values for both pasture and cropland plus expectations for future price trends.
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September 8, 2015
Dr. Derrell Peel
Derrell Peel discusses recent cattle market volatility and some considerations for cow-calf producers selling calves this fall as well as winter stocker prospects.
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July 14, 2015
Mr. Mike Mayberry
Mr. Mike Mayberry, Executive Director with the Oklahoma Ag Mediation Program discussed the process of mediation to resolve a variety of ag related conflicts including conservation, environmental, water and air quality, banking, government regulations, and rural community issues.
Dr. Kim Anderson
Dr. Kim Anderson used a Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Centered on Grain Prices or Vortex Optics SPR-3x Prism Scope View aimed on Grain Prices and we will get to see how good a shot he is.

Ms. Sara Siems discussed the program for the August 6-7 Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference.

(Oklahoma Ag Mediation Program -PPT)
(Grain Market- PPT)

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May 12, 2015
Dr. Derrell Peel
Dr. Derrell Peel discussed livestock market situation and outlook, beef demand as well as competing meats, the latest trade information (which was just released), and current trends in cow-herd expansion.
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April 17, 2015
Dr. Dave Shideler
Dr. Shideler presented grant writing tips and guidance for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Programs, funded by USDA-Agricultural Marketing Services. Those viewing the webinar will become more familiar with these programs, know for which program to apply, and learn key features for a successful proposal.Click here for grant information. Click here for webinar slides, funded proposal examples and other resources.
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March 17, 2015
Dr. Kim Anderson
Dr. Kim Anderson presented a market update on corn, wheat, soybeans, and canola. The presentation included the impact that various exchange rates are having on US markets as well as data released in the most recent “World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates” report.
(Market Update -PPT)

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January 13, 2015
Scott Clawson and J.C. Hobbs
Scott Clawson presented “Evaluating the Expansion Decision” which covered what to pay, underlying financing, and expansion alternatives given the current situation in the beef industry as well as looking into the future.and J C. Hobbs provided an update on the tax issues of weather related sales of breeding livestock and tax management tools that can be used after year end.
(Evaluating Expansion-PPT)
(Tax Issues -PPT))

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November 12, 2014
Dr. Damona Doye
Dr. Damona Doye discussed insights from the Census of Agriculture on changes in the structure of agriculture over time: farm size, farm operations, farm ownership, etc. Results of the 2012 Census were released early this summer. Some highlights of changes in Oklahoma farm demographics were discussed along with guidance on how to find county level data.
(Census Data - PPT)
(Land Values - PPT)

Roger Sahs
Roger Sahs discussed current trends in Oklahoma land values for both pasture and crop lands plus expectations for future price trends.
(Land Values - PPT)

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September 9, 2014
Mr. Jim Robb
Mr. Jim Robb, director of the Livestock Market Information Center (LMIC), discussed current events involving the cattle and beef sector, what is driving the market and market outlook.

Note. I apologize that the introductory comments were lost for the first few minutes.
(Jim Robb Bio- DOC)
(Cattle Markets - PPT)

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July 8, 2014
Dr. Jody Campiche and Dr. Rod Jones
Dr. Jody Campiche provided an update on the 2014 farm bill commodity programs and discussed the OSU/KSU commodity and crop insurance decision tool. Dr. Rod Jones covered the current market outlook and situation for wheat, corn, soybeans, and cattle.
(Farm Bill Update - PPT)
(Commodity Markets - PPT)

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May 19, 2014
Dr. Dave Shideler
Dr. Dave Shideler discussed upcoming Extension events related to Community Development and he provided updates on existing Extension community development projects such as Stronger Economies Together and retail trade analysis. Lastly, Dr. Shideler discussed some Extension programs on the horizon and is seeking input about them (e.g., Farmers’ Market manager training, hydraulic fracturing impact/adaptation materials, and drought impacts on local economies).

(Current Issues in Community Development -PPT)

Dr. Brian Whitacre
Dr. Brian Whitacre presented new sources of information about broadband availability and adoption across Oklahoma. He talked about his most recent research on broadband access and the rural economy, and listed the related e-commerce trainings he offers across the state.
(Economic Development Update(-PPT)

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April 15, 2014
Renee Daugherty, Jan Maples and Dave Shideler
This webinar introduces Extension educators to a new education module designed to raise awareness of poverty. The module defines poverty, gives alternative measures of poverty, personalizes poverty, and calls the participants to action. Additional Extension programs that would follow this presentation are also provided.
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March 11, 2014
Mr. Dean Cooper
Mr. Dean Cooper, Risk Management Consultant with INTL FCStone, provided an update on current crop outlook and situation, market risk, and domestic and world economic factors affecting current markets.
(Oklahoma crop outlook -PDF)

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February 27, 2014
Dr. Dave Shideler
This webinar will provide participants with examples of how retail trends analysis can be used to assist with local retail development and entrepreneurship efforts.
( Sales Taxes and Reatail Activity Examples -PPT)

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February 26, 2014
Dr. Jody Campiche
Dr. Jody Campiche discusses the 2014 Farm Bill's commodity programs.
(Farm Bill -PPT)

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February 20, 2014
Dr. Dave Shideler
Dr. Shideler discusses common measures of retail activity using sales tax collection data; participants will learn how to gather and analyze the data to aid local leadership with developing the local sales tax base.
( Retail Sales Measures -PDF)

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February 7, 2014
Dr Derrell Peel
Dr Derrell Peel provides an in-depth look at the recent annual cattle inventory numbers plus the outlook for the livestock industry and what this means for Oklahoma producers in terms of herd rebuilding and management strategies.
(2014 Cattle Market -PPT)

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February 6, 2014
Dr. Dave Shideler
Dr. Shideler provided data on retail sales trends in Oklahoma. The presentation included breaking the data down by population category, urbanization category and Extension district; it also included a break down by retail sub-sectors.
( Retail Sales -PDF)

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January 14, 2014
Dr. Damona Doye and J C. Hobbs
Dr. Damona Doye provided a comparison of Quicken and QuickBooks for farm record keeping and J C. Hobbs provided an update on personal and farm tax rules and changes from 2013 to 2014.
Note: Recording Issues occurred so there are some blank spots.
(Quicken Vs QuickBooks 2014 - PPT)
(Tax Presentation - PPT)

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November 12, 2013
Dr. Derrell Peel
Dr. Derrell Peel examines the current status of the beef industry. Topics included how long will it take to recover the cost of a replacement female, what is the outlook for wheat pasture stockers, what is the market telling producers about pricing various weights of stockers and are the values of heifers better than steers.
(Cattle Outlook -PPT)

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September 10, 2013
Dr. Damona Doye and Roger Sahs
Dr. Damona Doye discussed how livestock leasing offers options for sharing production risks, expenses and returns between livestock owner and caretaker/operator. A new North Central Farm Management Extension Committee publication and spreadsheet is featured. In addition, opportunities provided for young/beginning operators or those rebuilding after drought who may have limited borrowing capacity were also discussed. For more information and decision tools related to leasing, go to AgLease101 or aglandlease.info or beefextension.com and Roger Sahs discussed current trends in Oklahoma land values for both pasture and crop land plus expectations for future price trends.
(Beef cow rental arrangement -PPT)
(Land values -PPT)

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July 9, 2013
Dr. Jayson Lusk and Dr. Rod Jones
Dr. Jayson Lusk of the Agricultural Economics Department discussed the current issues of food politics and the controversies being created among different groups in our society. Dr. Rod Jones covered the current market outlook and situation for wheat, corn, and soybeans.
( Dr. Rod Jones -PPT)

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May 16, 2013
Dr. Jody Campiche
Dr. Jody Campiche discussed the 2013 ACRE vs. DCP decision options for Oklahoma crops. This presentation provides timely information prior to the deadline to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program which is June 3, 2013. In addition, the online Excel-based Oklahoma ACRE decision tool has been discussed. Here is the link to the decision tool:
http://agecon.okstate.edu/agpolicy/decisionTool_comm.asp
(ACRE vs. DCP -PPT)

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May 14, 2013
J.C. Hobbs and Dr. Shannon Ferrell
J C. Hobbs will provide an update on the current income and estate tax laws that are applicable for 2013. Dr. Shannon Ferrell will discuss how the new estate tax rules will impact estate and business succession planning strategies Oklahoma families and business owners.
(Income and Estate Taxes -PPT)
(Transition Planning Strategies -PPT)

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May 13, 2013
Dr. Dave Shideler
Dr. Shideler discusses the importance of youth entrepreneurship to a community and to an entrepreneurship program, and then he provides numerous resources communities can use to promote/build a youth entrepreneurship program.
(Youth Entrepreneurship - PDF)

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April 25, 2013
Dr. Dave Shideler
Dr. Shideler reviews what makes an entrepreneurial community and give practical examples and illustrates of how a community can implement/create the various components of one.
(Entrepreneurial Communities - PDF)

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April 18, 2013
Dr. Dave Shideler
Dr. Shideler reviews cluster data for the Kiamichi Region’s five clusters: agribusiness, IT communications, tourism, advanced materials manufacturing, and forestry and wood products. He also discusses answers to data questions from the March meeting.
(Follow up Webinar- PPT)

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April 15, 2013
Drs. Bill Tierney and Chad Hart
Dr. Bill Tierney, Chief Economist with AgResouce Company, and Dr. Chad Hart, grain marketing specialist with Iowa State University, analyze and discuss current grain market outlook and situation for wheat, corn, and soybeans for both the United States and world.
(Bill Tierney -PPT)
(Chad Hart -PPT)

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April 11, 2013
Dr. Dave Shideler
Entrepreneurial Communities Webinar, Part 1: What are they? In this webinar, Dr. Shideler discusses data that demonstrates the importance of small businesses/entrepreneurs to the Oklahoma economy (the data is also available at the county level for local use!). He then describes what is meant by an entrepreneurial community.
(Entrepreneurial Community -PPT)

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March 14, 2013
Dr. Dave Shideler and Dr. Larry Sanders
Dr. Dave Shideler and Dr. Larry Sanders will be presenting information concerning the national macroeconomic conditions affecting the national economy and their impact on Oklahoma’s economy as well.
(Centra Webinar -PPT file)

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January 29, 2013
Dr. Larry Sanders
Dr. Larry Sanders presented information entitled “Doomsday and Catastrophe Economics: Crafting Policy for Congressional Cliff-Hangers.” It was a discussion of what seems to be a recurring theme in Washington with inability/unwillingness of Congress and Administration to conduct business and avoid fiscal “cliffs”. The discussion included the likely impacts to agriculture and rural programs, as well as state and local budgets with federal ties.
( Economic Policy -PPT)

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January 8, 2013
Dr. Jody Campiche and Dr. Damona Doye
Dr. Jody Campiche gave a 2013 farm bill update and Dr. Damona Doye discussed land values, rental rates, and returns to land investments compared to those of the stock market.
(Farm Bill Update -PPT)
(Land Values, Rents and Returns -PPT)

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