Bradley Lubben, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow | Policy Specialist | Director of the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center

Department of Agricultural Economics | University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Brad Lubben has more than 24 years of experience in teaching, research and extension, focusing on agricultural policy and agricultural economics and working in Illinois, Kansas and Nebraska. Brad grew up on a grain and livestock farm near Burr, southeast of Lincoln.


  • Bachelor’s degree, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Master’s degree, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Doctorate degree, Kansas State University


  • Lubben. B.D. 2015-2019. “North Central Risk Management Education Center.” USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. $3,248,008.
  • Walters, C., S. Banerjee, and B. Lubben. 2016-2017. “Northern Plains Regional Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Partnership.” USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. $443,561.
  • Mattos, F., B. Lubben, J. Parsons, and C. Walters. 2016-2018. “The Ag Econ Scholars Mentoring Program.” USDA Economic Research Service. $30,000.


  • Protopop, I., M. Boehlje, M. Stockton, and B. Lubben. 2016. “The Effect of the Timing of Farm Transfer Initiation on Terminal Wealth in the Business: Simulation Model.” 2016 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (July 31-August 2).
  • Lubben, B. and J. Pease. 2014. “Conservation and the Agricultural Act of 2014.” Choices. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 29(2)(2nd Quarter).
  • Vogt, R., C. Burkhart-Kriesel, R. Cantrell, B. Lubben, and L. McElravy. 2016. “Perceptions of Well Being in Nonmetropolitan Nebraska: 2016 Nebraska Rural Poll Results.” Nebraska Rural Poll Research Report. University of Nebraska-Lincoln (16-2)(August).


  • Agricultural Economics
  • Farm policy
  • Agricultural policy development and education