Robin Reid

Farm Management, Production Economics

Extension Associate
Kansas State University

Robin Reid is an Extension Farm Economist with the Agricultural Economics Department at Kansas State University. Robin works on a variety of economic topics including farm financial management, Women in Ag. programming, Farm Bill, and much more. Robin also helps manage the website and works with Extension Agents across the state to put on extension programs. Robin grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business from UW-River Falls.  She also holds a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from K-State.


303A Waters Hall
Manhattan , KS  66506-4011
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Documents & Presentations by Robin Reid
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KSU-Sheep Farm Management Guide Spreadsheet

An Excel spreadsheet for sheep enterprise budgeting to evaluate potential income, costs and profitability. 

December 28, 2021
Master List of Prices Used in Livestock Budgets December 28, 2021
Risk Management Skills for Kansas Women in Agriculture

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid and LaVell Winsor of K-State's Farm Analyst Program have the details on the upcoming series on Risk Management Skills for Kansas Women in Agriculture...weekly sessions at over 30 locations around the state covering production cost management, crop insurance decisions, crop marketing plans and government farm programs, with an optional session on cow-calf risk management. 

December 3, 2021
Farm and Ranch Transition

K-State farm economist Robin Reid talks about a new service that the K-State Department of Agricultural Economics will be launching at the first of the year...the Office of Farm and Ranch Transition:  it will provide various forms of advisory assistance to retiring producers and beginning farmers in successfully facilitating the succession of a farm or ranch operation.

November 1, 2021
KSU Cow-Calf Budget Tool

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about trends in cow-calf production costs in Kansas, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...and she directs producers to a very helpful tool called the KSU Detailed Cow-Calf Budget, for analyzing an operation's potential income, costs and profitability.

October 11, 2021
County ARC-CO Payment Rates Determined

Robin Reid discusses the USDA Agricultural Risk Coverage program payments soon to be disbursed to crop producers for 2020 crop production...she reports that the county ARC payment rates have now been determined, and are posted by way of an interactive map that can be found at She also talks about the ARC-PLC market price projections for 2022 crop production, and how that information can be useful to producers as they plan for the ARC-PLC sign up next spring.

October 6, 2021
Determining Cost of Production for Cow-Calf Producers

September 1, 2021
Introduction to New Interactive Web Tools August 1, 2021
Updated Estimates on ARC-County Crop Program

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid announces that K-State's county-level estimates on ARC-county crop program payments for 2020 production have just been updated...she'll tell how to access those via an interactive map found at the web site.

July 7, 2021
KSU Releases 2020/2021 ARC-County Projections based on RMA Yields July 1, 2021