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About the Agricultural Business Management program

Providing support for lower risks and higher profits

Managing the farm in an increasingly complex economy

Farmers are managing more dollars and more people. They are often their own accountants, business analysts, market and production specialists, and human resource departments. They face markets with narrow margins and a great deal of uncertainty.

University of Minnesota Extension's agricultural business management team offers education and support to farm decision makers on production, marketing, and financial management through classes and software tools. The team also tracks financial performance of Minnesota farms and provides farm management information to farmers, bankers, and others concerned with the future of Minnesota agriculture.

What we offer

Classes on grain marketing plans; economic analyses of new renewable energy opportunities; farm business benchmarking, planning, and income tax management; labor management; planning software and the FINBIN land value database; farm estate transfer and planning; long term care insurance; Farm Bill impacts; and risk management education for crop insurance providers.

Examples of our work:

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