Resources

  • Low-stress Cattle Handling: The Basics (E3100)

    Published on April 2, 2012
    The advantages of low-stress cattle handling include increased profit for dairy and beef producers. Low-stress cattle handling is easier and safer for people, induces less cattle stress and injury, and produces a better product with a better public image.

  • Watering Systems for Grazing (E3097)

    Published on March 26, 2012
    There are two basic approaches to watering systems on grazing land: either take the water to the animals, or provide limited access for the animals to go to the water.

  • Michigan Dairy Review: Having to Dismiss a Dairy Farm Employee

    Published on April 1, 2009
    Dismissal is the involuntary termination of an employee’s employment. Because of the involuntary character of the situation, emotions often are high on both sides and require dismissals to be handled with great care—or to be avoided.

  • Nursery Cost of Production Calculator (25 Crops)

    Published on March 2, 2009
    This calculator is designed to assist the manager/owner in developing estimated cost for their nursery business. This also includes links to 50 and 100 crop calculators.

  • USDA Risk Management Agency Resources

    USDA's Risk Management Agency administers crop insurance programs, including Whole-Farm Revenue Protection, Margin Protection, and Actual Production History Insurance.

  • Whole Farm Revenue Protection

    Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) insurance provides a risk management safety net for all commodities on the farm under one policy.

  • National Farm Income Tax Extension Committee

    This committee provides information on income tax issues for agricultural businesses, including the Rural Tax Education website and Small Farms Tax Guide publication.

  • MSU Income Tax School

    The MSU Income Tax School program offers workshops for tax preparers to update their income tax expertise.

  • USDA Farmland Cash Rent 2020

    County rental rates for the state of Michigan.

  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

    The Internal Revenue Service provides extensive web resources, including tax guides and tax forms.