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Managing a farm


Farm bill

Crop programs and Dairy Margin Coverage

Farm finance

For crop insurance, crop production and dairy

Farmland rent and economics

Rental rates and land values by county, flexible land rental agreements

Farm tax and legal

Tax and legal impacts for various situations

Managing a farm business

Marketing, recordkeeping and hiring

Transfer and estate planning

Passing the farm business and other assets to the next generation

Women in Ag Network

Leadership, management and agricultural production education and opportunities for women

Farming systems


Agroforestry combines agricultural and forestry practices to improve environmental quality, productivity and economic returns.

Small farms

Information on running a one- to 40-acre farm


Farm safety

Stress management, extreme weather, equipment, livestock

Growing safe food

On-farm food safety, GAPs audits, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)


Grain storage

The Emergency Grain Storage Facility Assistance Program (EGSFP) provides cost-share assistance to grain producers or local commercial grain facilities to construct storage facilities.

Detail of a soil test report with "N-P-K" highlighted with a looking glass.

This new, easy-to-follow video shows you how to interpret your soil test results report from top to bottom.

Minnesota Gophers mailbox with farm in background.

Families and growers from all of Minnesota’s 87 counties will be represented as the University of Minnesota honors them in the 2023 Farm Family of the Year ceremony.

Ag Business Management News

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More learning opportunities

Courses and events for managing a farm from around the state

Ag business management events

Workshops, conferences and other learning opportunities

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