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Managing a farm


Farm bill

Crop programs and Dairy Margin Coverage

Farm finance

For 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

Transfer and estate planning

Passing the farm business and other assets to the next generation

Women in Ag Network

Provides educational and networking opportunities


Workshops, conferences and other learning opportunities


Timely articles on ag business management

Farming systems


Forest farming, windbreaks, alley cropping

Small farms

Information on running a one- to 40-acre farm

Get help

Farm financial counseling

Experiencing financial stress? Get free, confidential financial counseling

Farmer-Lender Mediation

Need help with farm debt? Learn how mediation can help.

Resources for difficult times

Find help, counseling, advocacy, legal and referral resources


Farm safety

Stress management, extreme weather, equipment, livestock

Growing safe food

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

Pesticide safety and certification

Pesticide education for private, noncommercial and commercial applicators

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