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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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
14. Cow‐Calf Profitability: Where to Focus Management for Success August 1, 2018
Kansas Net Farm Income

The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Kevin Herbel, talks about more financial indicators from the KFMA's recently-released report on 2017 Kansas net farm income:  he centers on trends in farm operating debt management, and on the profit differences among the primary crop enterprises in the state.

June 27, 2018
Financial Benchmarking Tool

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

June 18, 2018
Kansas Net Farm Income

An extended look at the numbers from the just-released Kansas net farm income report for 2017 from the Kansas Farm Management Association out of K-State:  KFMA executive director Kevin Herbel opens the discussions, reflecting on the statewide farm income issues in general, followed by area economists:  Mark Wood from northwest Kansas, Sandy Myers from southwest Kansas, Bob Kohman from north-central Kansas, Clay Simons from south-central Kansas, Scott Laird from southeast Kansas and Craig Althauser from northeast Kansas.

May 10, 2018
Differences Between High-, Medium-, and Low-Profit Cow-Calf Producers:

An Analysis of 2012-2016 Kansas Farm Management Association Cow-Calf Enterprise

January 2, 2018
Tools to Evaluate Your Farm Financial Situation

Presented at the Farming for the Future conferences: Pratt and Salina, KS. 

December 19, 2017