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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)


Three large borwon hens pecking on a lawn.

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Meeker County as of October 11, 2023.

Dairy cows in a barn.

Raising replacement cows can be expensive so creating a cost-effective replacement strategy is important.

Dairy farmer in dairy office with cow seen through office window

A reversed SWOT analysis, or TOWS, can help you identify new business opportunities and recognize potential threats before they become a problem.

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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