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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)


Three people meeting together to discuss the farm.

What is the culture on your farm? The culture of a business sets the tone and atmosphere of the work environment and can be used to gauge the health and satisfaction of your employees.

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Employing others in your farm business can help you get more done than you could by yourself. Finding and keeping employees can be challenging at any time, but especially in a tight labor market. 

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Minnesota farms saw financial improvement in 2021, despite the drought conditions that affected much of the state last year.

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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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