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. Brad has extensive experience in teaching, research, and outreach through extension with specific expertise in rural ag-policy and in the UNL ag-econ department.


  • 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.



  • Nebraska Association of Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and
    Human Sciences 2010 Communicator of the Year, 2011.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Senior Faculty
    Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence, 2015.




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