Inside Profitability Series

I want to farm…but how? Programs to help young and beginning farmers and ranchers


Audrey Schipporeit, director of generational engagement


Karla Bahm, Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture NextGen Programs
Kim Buchheit, Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Dusty Romshek, Row Crop Farmer, Butler County

Many of Nebraska’s most productive agriculture operations will transition to new owners or operators over the next 20 years. Entering production agriculture can be an uphill climb. Access to land, the high cost of land and equipment, and understanding what it takes to run a profitable business make it extremely complex.

Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Inside Profitability Series webinar on Nov. 2 at noon CDT tackles the issue of entering agriculture with a focus on state and local programs geared towards assisting  beginning farmers. Speakers will highlight programs to benefit beginning farmers and existing producers wanting to work with beginning producers. Also, Dusty Romshek, once a beginning farmer will discuss his experience with the programs.

Participants will:

  • Hear how NextGen Programs can incentivize landowners to lease to a beginning farmer.
  • Discover the benefits of the NextGen Program for beginning farmers, including the personal property tax exemption on farm equipment.
  • Learn about the variety of loan options and loan guarantees FSA can provide beginning farmers.
  • Hear first-hand experience with these programs from a beginning farmer.


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