The new 2018 Farm Bill is coming together and experts are beginning to see the form it will take. Starting this month and extending into early March, economists from the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics are partnering with the University of Nebraska extension to bring the latest information on the new farm bill to a conference near you.
Topics include the economic conditions of farmers and Title I programs with K-State Research and Extension’s Mykel Taylor; proposed crop insurance changes with K-State’s Art Barnaby, and potential impacts to conservation programs with Nebraska’s Brad Lubben. The series will allow Kansas and Nebraska producers to engage presenters with their own thoughts on possible changes, and use the dialogue to further understand issues facing the agricultural community within the new farm bill’s framework.
“We want to give our clearest vision of what the new farm bill is shaping to be, and give producers information to help with their operational planning,” Taylor said.
The fee to attend a conference is $20 if preregistered five days or more prior to the event, or $30 at the door, and includes lunch. Register online at or contact the local representative listed below.
Dodge City, Kansas: Feb. 28
Knights of Columbus Hall, 800 W. Frontview
Andrea Burns: or 620-227-4542


Manhattan, Kansas: March 1
Pottorf Hall, Cico Park, 1710 Avery Ave.
Rich Llewelyn: or 785-532-1504


Scottsbluff, Nebraska: March 6
Panhandle Research and Extension Center
Brad Lubben: or 402-472-2235


Hastings, Nebraska: March 7
Adams County Fairgrounds, 946 S Baltimore
Brad Lubben: or 402-472-2235


Mead, Nebraska: March 8
Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center
Brad Lubben: or 402-472-2235


2018 Farm Bill conferences set in Kansas and Nebraska