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Managing a farm

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)


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Training and using safety equipment are two top ways to reduce the danger.

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Extension courses, articles and podcasts provide guidance and resources to help you all year long.

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Irrigating for quality crops while conserving water requires technology and the knowledge that powers it.

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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