UW Extension State Specialist: Cropping Systems Economics

My Extension outreach program is focused broadly on crop economics for all Wisconsin farmers, including both commodity crops and specialty crops, from small diversified organic vegetable growers to large-scale commercial farms. Topics include agricultural policy, crop insurance, sustainability, precision agriculture, and pest and resistance management. I annually organize and host numerous outreach programs. I’ve won several outreach awards, usually as parts of teams.

Resources for Making ARC and PLC Decisions for 2023

2020 Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide

Preliminary Assessment of the Potential Economic Impacts of Proposed Changes to NR 151 for Agricultural Operations


COVID-19 Resources for Wisconsin Farmers

Resources for Wisconsin Farmers Applying for CFAP Payments

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Recent Work

  • Farm Program Policies and Payments for 2022: Tri-State Ag Lenders (Nov 2021)  pdf
  • Farm Costs are Up (Oct 2021)  pdf
  • Corn and Soybean Situation and Outlook: ASFMRA mtg (Oct 2021)  pdf
  • 2020 End of Year Review: Crops and Farm Finances (Nov 2020)
  • 2020 Processing Crops: End of Year Review (Nov 2020)  Video    pdf  PowerPoint
  • Wisconsin’s Changing Rural Landscape (Oct 2020)  Video    pdf   PowerPoint
  • Potential for Organic Cured Meat and Celery in Wisconsin (Oct 2020) Video    pdf   PowerPoint

In The News

Commodity Programs and the Farm Bill

Crop Insurance


PowerPoint Presentations

Federal Disaster Assistance

Crop Economics

Potatoes and Vegetables



Insect and Weed Management


PowerPoint Presentations

Downloadable Spreadsheet Decision Aids

Cost of Production Materials