August 8, 2022
In this Farm Management Minute, field specialist Jennifer Lutes shares how to connect with a producer and processor who can help you purchase meat direct from the farm.
For more information, download MU Extension’s "5 Steps to Buying Meat Direct from the Farm" publication at mizzou.us/BuyingMeat.
August 1, 2022
Building a successful value-added agricultural business takes research and planning to navigate risks, costs and opportunities. In this Farm Management Minute, assistant professor Mallory Rahe discusses how developing a feasibility study can help you do your due diligence.
Learn more about starting a value-added agricultural business at mizzou.us/AddingValue.
July 25, 2022
Before you assign pesticide spraying jobs, make sure you comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Worker Protection Standard. In this University of Missouri Extension Farm Management Minute, agricultural economist Ryan Milhollin outlines three types of Worker Protection Standard requirements.
Access more information at mizzou.us/WorkerProtectionStandard.
July 18, 2022
When preparing to transition your farm to the next generation, don’t mistake an estate plan for a succession plan. In this University of Missouri Farm Management Minute, field specialist Wesley Tucker explains the differences between an estate plan and a succession plan.
Learn more about farm succession planning at one of our "Preparing for Farm Succession Planning" workshops. Register at mizzou.us/AgBusinessEvents.
July 11, 2022
In your pastures and hay fields, consider whether adding warm-season grasses can help you avoid a summer forage slump. Katie Neuner, field specialist, describes how you can plan for establishing warm-season species in this University of Missouri Extension Farm Management Minute.
Download MU Extension’s native warm-season grass planning budget at mizzou.us/MissouriAgBudgets.
July 4, 2022
To find local markets for your food and value-added farm products, access the Missouri Ag Intel Food Market Evaluation Tool. In this University of Missouri Extension Farm Management Minute, assistant professor Mallory Rahe explains how to create your own market report using the tool.
Access the Food Market Evaluation Tool at https://agintel.missouri.edu/local-food-market-evaluation-tool/#fmet.
June 27, 2022
Farms can use incentive pay as a tool to reward and retain their employees. In this MU Extension Farm Management Minute, agricultural economist Ryan Milhollin provides examples of incentive pay and shares tips you can use to make an incentive pay system successful.
For more farm labor information, go to https://extension.missouri.edu/publications/m199.
June 20, 2022
If your crops have had poor germination, then you may wonder about replanting or taking the insurance indemnity. In this Farm Management Minute, agricultural economist Ray Massey provides insights to help you make replanting decisions.
Access spreadsheets to estimate the economic impacts of replanting corn and soybeans at https://extension.missouri.edu/publications/g4091.
June 13, 2022
June is Dairy Month, so celebrate by treating yourself to dairy products! In this MU Extension Farm Management Minute, agricultural economist Joe Horner highlights Missouri's dairy industry.
June 6, 2022
By scheduling three types of farm meetings, you can improve your operation's communication and productivity. In this University of Missouri Extension Farm Management Minute, field specialist Wesley Tucker explains the stakeholders to invite and how to conduct the three farm meetings.