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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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
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
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