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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

Ag business management events

We offer learning opportunities all year long

Many events are still being held virtually in 2020 and until the COVID-19 crisis is resolved. Please check back for updates to these learning opportunities.


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Ag marketing groups

Agricultural marketing groups meet throughout the state for Extension educators and producers to discuss current marketing issues and develop marketing plans for their farms.

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Agricultural Tax Issues course

This course is for income tax professionals who work with farmers or agricultural professionals such as agricultural lenders and farm management instructors.

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Central MN Ag Lenders Conference

The Central MN Ag Lenders Conference is a one-day conference held annually in early fall and brings together professionals in the agricultural lending and agricultural financing community from across the region. Each year, our speakers cover relevant agricultural finance topics varying from taxes to characteristics of a top-farmer. This conference will not be held in 2020. Check back for information in Fall 2021.

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Dairy Risk Management Strategies workshops

Dairy Risk Management Strategies workshops compare the Farm Bill’s Dairy Margin Coverage with other risk management strategies. Determine which dairy programs are best for your dairy and learn the pros and cons of tools that can help you set a floor for your milk price. These events are free and typically held every four years after a new Farm Bill is passed. 

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Farm Bill crops meetings

University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency hold free educational seminars to help crop producers understand decisions regarding the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization of ARC and PLC programs. 

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Farmland rental rate workshops

Wondering what is acceptable to charge or pay for land rent in Minnesota? Farmland rental workshops are held to help farmers, landlords, and professionals determine a fair farmland rental rate. 


Farm transition and estate planning: Create your farm legacy

This program helps farm families prepare their farm transition and personal estate plan and then put it into action.

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Women in Ag Network

Women in Ag Network formed to provide educational opportunities for women involved in agriculture, to enhance their leadership, management and production abilities. 

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