Dr. Mykel Taylor


B.S., Agricultural Business Management, Montana State University, 2000
M.S., Applied Economics, Montana State University, 2001
Ph.D., Economics, North Carolina State University, 2008

Research Interests and Experience

Mykel Taylor joined the faculty of KSU in 2011 as assistant professor of agricultural economics with a major appointment in extension. Her areas of focus include food safety and consumer demand, grain marketing, and agricultural land values. Taylor was an assistant professor and extension specialist for the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University.

Areas of Specialization

Farm Management

Grain Marketing (extension areas)

Dr. Ron Hanson

Ron Hanson has counseled and worked with farm families for more than 40 years to help them resolve family conflicts in a more positive manner and to improve family relationships through better communications.  His most recent efforts have been directed at farm business ownership succession planning and the transition of management control between farming generations. Through his publications and professional travels, Ron is recognized as a keynote program speaker on the topic of farm ownership family succession to continue farming legacies for the next generation of family farmers.

Mission Schedule

“Thriving in Ag” Conference

August 17, 2019

Sacred Heart School

§  9 a.m. register/refreshments – Sacred Heart School Foyer

§  9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Opening prayer and short presentation by Father Brian Lager – “Growing up a family farm rooted in Faith”

§  9:50 a.m. 10:50 a.m. -Dr. Mykel Taylor – Keynote – “Setting the Stage – The Current Ag Economy” (land values)

§  Break (20 min)

§  11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

·      1. Dr. Taylor– Landlord/Tenant Farming Relationships

·      2. Dr. Hanson– Building Stronger Relationships in Stressful Times

·      3. Fr. Brian Lager – Why Farming matters to the Church

§  12: 15 p.m. Lunch – Chuckwagon Catered Lunch – Church Basement

§  1:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m. Dr. Ron Hanson – Keynote – “Strategies for Success to Survive the Shark Tank in Family Farming”

§  Break (20 min) – snacks/drinks

§  2:35 – 3:35 – Breakout Sessions

·      1. Dr. Taylor – Landlord/Tenant Farming Relationships

·      2. Dr. Hanson - Building Stronger Relationships in Stressful Times

·      3. Bishop Jerry Vincke– Families of Split Faiths

§  3:55 p.m. – Mental Health Professional – resources available

§  4:10 p.m. - Closing Remarks from Bishop (10 minutes)

§  5:30 p.m. Mass optional


Stay tuned for RSVP information coming in June!

Sacred Heart Catholic Church + 585 N. French Ave, Colby, KS 67701 + 785.462.2179 + parish@sacredheartcolby.com

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