This publication explains the steps for a successful management transition on a family farm or ranch. The processes discussed include successor development, the transfer of management responsibility and authority, and the exit of the current leader. (9 Pages).
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Course Information The BattleGround to Breaking Ground Phase 2 course will assist participants to complete their agriculture business plan through weekly online modules. The business plan assignments are broken down into business descriptions, operation plans, marketing plans, and financial plans. Participants will submit their weekly business plan assignment to be reviewed by an agriculture economist […]
The center pivot is the agricultural irrigation system of choice for large acreage because of its low labor and maintenance requirements, convenience, flexibility, performance, and easy operation. Center pivot systems, when properly designed and equipped, conserve valuable resources such as water, energy, money, and time. The wise selection of a center pivot system will result […]
This Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide calculators to help determine custom fertilizer blends and compare prices of various fertilizer options. A PDF copy of the directions included on the first tab of the spreadsheet is also available for download here: "Fertilizer Blend and Cost Consideration Spreadsheet" (ANSC-PU-425)
"Brown Bagging" seeds poses risks and can be costly to farmers, whereas purchasing certified seed can increase farmers’ yield and profits. Certified seed passes through rigorous field inspection and testing. Selling and trading protected seed is illegal. This tri-fold brochure describes the benefits of choosing certified seed, compared to the risks of using "brown-bagged" seeds. […]
This Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. A PDF copy of the directions included on the first tab of the spreadsheet is also available for download here: […]