Mykel Taylor

Farm Management, Marketing

Associate Professor, Farm Management Extension Specialist
Kansas State University

Mykel Taylor joined the faculty in 2011 as assistant professor of agricultural economics with a major appointment in extension. Her areas of focus include agricultural leases and land values, grain marketing, farm policy, and many other areas of farm management. Dr. Taylor is a popular speaker at many of the department's extension programs for her expertise and dynamic personality.

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Documents & Presentations by Mykel Taylor
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Soil Moisture as Price Predictor

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor and graduate researcher Noah Miller talk about using soil moisture measurements gathered via satellite as a predictor of local wheat price basis at harvest time They explain how their economic model merges historical basis trends with moisture readings early in the wheat growing season to give producers information that would be useful in advance-marketing their grain.

August 6, 2019
Kansas Land Values Book

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor announces that K-State's new Kansas Land Values Book is available to agricultural producers and others with an interest in farm and ranch land value trends. It features county-by-county land values that can be used as a benchmark for determining the value of a given parcel of land.

May 6, 2019
2018 Kansas Land Values: Webinar Recording

View paper on county-level land values

Dr. Mykel Taylor presents her analysis of Kansas land values, including current land value trends in Kansas and a discussion on the state of the Kansas farm economy. 

May 1, 2019
2018 Kansas County-Level Land Values for Cropland and Pasture

View May 1 webinar and slides

Dr. Mykel Taylor has released her county-level estimates for 2018 Kansas land values for irrigated and non-irrigated cropland, and pasture.

April 29, 2019
Basis Convergence in Grain Prices

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor talks about how the lack of basis convergence in the grain markets can hamper a producer's ability to successfully forward-contract grain sales. She reported her research findings on this impact to the attendees at the 2019 Agriculture Commodity Futures Conference co-sponsored by Kansas State University earlier this month.

April 26, 2019
Kansas Land Values Book 2018

Detailed 2018 land sale information and trends at state, regional and county levels.

April 12, 2019
Good Landlord-Tenant Relationships

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor talks about what farmers can do to maintain a mutually-beneficial working relationship with landlords:  she urges producers to treat their landlords as partners in their operations, and to fully inform them of what's being done on their land.

February 19, 2019
New Cash Rents Report Available

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor announces that the new 2019 Kansas County-Level Cash Rents for Non-Irrigated Cropland report has just been released by K-State...it identifies the average cash lease rate for dryland crop ground county-by-county, as a baseline from which farmers and their landlords can negotiate leasing arrangements for this next cropping season.

February 7, 2019
2019 Kansas County-Level Cash Rents for Non-Irrigated Cropland January 31, 2019
A First Look at the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill 2018)

Summary information on the changes from the 2018 Farm Bill

December 20, 2018