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Dec 3, 2020

• Various considerations on end-of-year farm financial assessment

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Dormant seeding of cool-season grass in the winter…

00:01:30 – End-Of-Year Farm Financial Assessment:  The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association, K-State's Kevin Herbel, offers a host of considerations on end-of-year farm financial assessment:  the indicators of financial performance for each farm enterprise that the producer should examine; and the value of knowing one's costs of production in precise terms.

00:12:47 – End-Of-Year Farm Financial Assessment (Part 2):  Continued discussion of the various angles of farm financial assessment with K-State's Kevin Herbel; here, he looks at how one's income numbers for the year should figure into tax management decisions; and how it all factors into management planning for 2021.

00:24:09 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:12 – Dormant Seeding Your Lawn:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham outlines the steps for dormant seeding of cool-season grass in the winter, to fill in open spots in the lawn.


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