Resource Library

  • Helping Farmers & Agricultural Professionals Manage Stress

    Published on July 20, 2020
    Through MSU Extension’s farm stress programming, farmers, their families and agricultural professionals alike learned stress management techniques, about resources to get through tough times, ways to communicate with farmers under stress and more.

  • Combating the Opioid Crisis through Outreach and Education

    Published on July 20, 2020
    Over 130 people die every day from opioid overdose in the United States, and nearly 3 in 4 of Michigan’s overdose deaths are attributable to opioids.

  • Assessing Farm Stress

    Published on July 2, 2020
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 2, 2020, focuses on assessing farm stress, presented by Eric Karbowski, MSU Extension behavior health educator.

  • Farmers Helping Farmers with Farm Stress

    Published on March 30, 2020
    Knowing the signs and symptoms of stress in agriculture is critical. The webinar will also describe warning signs of suicide and available resources to help support someone in need.

  • Bulletin E-3410: Understanding Enterprise Budgets and Economic Profit

    Published on February 5, 2020
    A bulletin by MSU Extension's Beginning Farmer DEMaND Series focusing on the use of enterprise budgets to help beginning farmers obtain a firm grasp on revenues, expenses, and profitability.

  • FINPACK Balance Sheet

    Published on August 23, 2019
    List current-, intermediate- and long-term farm assets as well as liabilities.

  • Income Statement Worksheet

    Published on August 23, 2019
    Use this worksheet to convert Schedule F tax information to an accrual adjusted income statement.

  • Balance Sheet Prep Template with Supporting Schedules

    Published on August 22, 2019
    Balance Sheet Preparation Template with Supporting Schedules (Cash Based Tax Payer).

  • Bulletin E-3407: How to Motivate Your Lender to Say, “Yes”

    Published on July 31, 2019
    A bulletin by MSU Extension's Beginning Farmer DEMaND Series with suggestions to help beginning farmer understand the lending process in order to obtain farm financing.

  • Emergency Hay and Silage Forage Crops

    Published on July 12, 2019
    Forage shortages can be good news for growers who are able to harvest because prices may be strong, but are bad news for those unable to harvest.

  • Delayed Planting Resources

    Published on June 24, 2019
    Wet weather and flooding resulted in severely delayed planting and a need to adjust farm management practices. MSU Extension's statewide network of agricultural educators work with farmers and provide informative articles to assist in decision making.

  • Risk management: Selecting insurance

    Published on June 19, 2019
    A three-step guide to select the right insurance for your farm and current situation.