The Agricultural Economics program in Vernon develops and delivers innovative educational and applied research programs that meet the decision support needs of targeted audiences and stakeholders in our District.
It provides technical expertise, educational programs, and applied research in farm and ranch management, crop and livestock economics, business economics and finance, risk management, marketing, resources, and policy.
Our goal is to engage our ag industry and all stakeholders in the use of economics to support decision making, maintaining or regaining competitiveness, ensuring economic sustainability, and supporting our vibrant, rural communities.
Francisco Javier Abelló
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
Drought Decision Aids – Restocking Decision Aids
Wheat and Small Grains Decision Aids 9-28-2022
What Now 3-18-2020 Stockers Retained Feeder Profitability
Bermudagrass Fertilization Decision Aid 6-6-22
Watch – March 23, 2020 recorded Zoom conference call with Dr. David Anderson and Dr. Justin Benavidez
These slides and decision aids discuss what to do now given the change in livestock markets these last two weeks due to the Coronavirus effects on the markets. Cost of Gain, Purchased Price and Weight, Sale Prices, might be different to each county and producer. Some of you might have hedge their production earlier. This spreadsheet will let you put your own numbers and change a few variables and help you to make a better informed decision.
Peanut Market Outlook Feb 2022
2018 Farm Bill Decision Aid AFPC educational tool to help you understand how your choices under the 2018 Farm Bill may affect your FSA payments.
Rolling Plains Crop & Livestock Budgets
District 3 – Rolling Plains Crop and Livestock Budgets
Beef Cattle Decision Aids Beef Cow-Calf and Retained Ownership Decision Aids to Address Economic Questions
Custom Rate Survey
Farm/Ranch Business Management
The BASICS of FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FARM-RANCH BUSINESS Financial Analysis – Fin Analysis for QuickBooks
What now? Crop Decision Making During Pandemic
High Plains Ag Week Blog
Follow the blog for regular updates to stakeholders in the world of agriculture on agricultural markets, research findings from agricultural economists, current issues facing the field of agriculture, and the implications of regularly released USDA reports.