The Extension Farm Management Program partners with the agriculture community to develop research-based, culturally responsive educational information, resources and tools that inform decisions for profitable, healthy farm businesses.
The draw to farming is usually not having business meetings. You never hear someone say they love farming because they are sitting in a meeting room talking about business. They will probably say they’d rather be doing something…. with animals, crops, machinery, you name it…anything but meetings. But how do we know if we are […]
In the ever-changing landscape of agriculture, staying competitive requires more than just identifying challenges; it includes identifying opportunities as well. Both demand a deeper dive. Explore the power of defining strategic issues on your family farm. Taking this step can help you find creative solutions that lie beneath the surface, that can move your farm […]
If you are considering a change to your farm business, it can feel like you are starting a new journey. You have cows to milk, fields to prepare, seeds to plant, and a future to plan. But, just like a road trip needs a map, your farm needs a plan, too. That’s where a destination […]
Do you look forward to and dread the holiday season at the same time? The holiday season can be even trickier when you are a part of a family farm. Farmers are often juggling the end of crop harvest, year-end financial decisions and changing weather as we step into the full swing of the holiday season. A family farm blends home and workplace, creating a mix of family ties and work duties.