Kevin Herbel

Farm Management, K-MAR-105

Kansas Farm Management Association Executive Director
Kansas State University

Kevin Herbel serves as the Executive Director of the Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA), providing leadership to the state-wide KFMA program and working with KFMA data. He has extensive experience assisting Kansas farm decision makers in managing their resources efficiently, primarily through one-on-one contact with farm families and individuals. This work has included record keeping assistance, in-depth whole-farm and enterprise analysis, benchmarking, labor management, tax planning and transition planning, with the goal of improved decision making.

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Manhattan , KS  66506-4011
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Documents & Presentations by Kevin Herbel
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Returns to Cow-Calf Production

K-State agricultural economists Kevin Herbel and Hannah Shear share highlights from their new study of the returns to cow-calf production in Kansas, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data complemented by a new survey of cow-calf producers on their management practices...they linked those practices to cow-calf economic performance and discovered several interesting trends.

October 14, 2019
Differences Between High-, Medium-, and Low-Profit Cow-Calf Producers 2014-2018

An Analysis of 2014-2018 Kansas Farm Management Association Cow-Calf Enterprise

September 18, 2019
A Snapshot of Kansas Cow-Calf Producers September 16, 2019
5. History by the Numbers: A Look at Government Farm Program Payments on Kansas Farms using KFMA Data August 1, 2019
Financial Benchmarking Tool

A tool to assess a farm's financial position relative to other similar farms in the same region. 

July 23, 2019
Farm Family Living Expenses

The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Kevin Herbel, talks about trends in farm family living expenses, as indicated in the latest K-F-M-A data, and how those expenses factor into the profitability of Kansas farms:  he talks about the main living expenses and how farm families have managed those as farm income has declined over the past several years.

June 21, 2019
Kansas Net Farm Income Report

A detailed look at the just-released Kansas Net Farm Income report for 2018 from the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State. This report is widely regarded as an important indicator of the economic health of production agriculture in the state. This year it shows a notable improvement in average net farm income, but with a major caveat that must be taken into account: the impact of the Market Facilitation Payments program. Kevin Herbel and KFMA economists discuss NFI across the six regions of the state and also take a look at the ongoing challenges in farm equity.

May 9, 2019
Economic State of Kansas Agriculture

The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association, K-State's Kevin Herbel, offers his assessment of the economic state of production agriculture in Kansas currently, and offers a checklist of what producers can do to improve their financial management in 2019:  setting achievable goals; keeping an organized set of financial records; and managing debt structure. He also details the benefits of conducting an enterprise analysis and projecting the financial returns to each enterprise; using economic benchmarks for a comparative analysis of an operation; and preparing a cash flow for the farm or ranch, as well as looks at the family expenses on a farm, including health care and insurance. 

February 12, 2019
Crop Management and Profitability

Presented at Ag Lenders Conference, Manhattan, KS. 

October 1, 2018
Differences Between High-, Medium-, and Low-Profit Cow-Calf Producers

An Analysis of 2013-2017 Kansas Farm Management Association Cow-Calf Enterprise

September 5, 2018