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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)


Dairy farmer in barn

Sign-up is open for dairy farmers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for 2023 with your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.

Adult classroom

Landlords, farmers and agri-business professionals should make plans to attend one of the upcoming free land rent meetings hosted by the University of Minnesota Extension.

Joe Armstrong in barn overalls holds heifer while talking with Rodrigo in barn

With a variety of skills and experience, often hard-won through working for others, Latinos look for ways to lower barriers to ownership.

Ag Business Management blog

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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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