• 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.

  • Helping Farmers Understand Net Worth

    Published on June 19, 2019
    This quick guide helps farmers understand their net worth, a net worth statement, why it is important, what you can learn from it and a sample net worth statement to fill out.

  • Managing stress for farmers and farm families

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Simple techniques and reminders as you deal with stress.

  • Coping with Grief after Losing the Farm

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Steps you can take to help work through the grief associated with losing a farm.

  • How to cultivate a productive mindset

    Published on June 19, 2019
    A guide that includes helpful mindset tactics including using self-talk, breathing, and acceptance.

  • How to Talk with Farmers Under Stress

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Warning signs of stress and ways you can help a farmer you know who is going through a difficult time and showing signs of stress. Includes steps to take if you think a near-term crisis is likely.

  • Risk management: Selecting insurance

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

  • Understanding Credit and Debt

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Helping farm families in financial distress understand the fundamentals of credit and debit, including credit scores and how to manage debt.

  • Turning Personal Skills into Income

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Exploring ways farm families can turn their technical, trade and management skills into supplemental income-producing opportunities.

  • Creating a spending plan

    Published on June 19, 2019
    For farmers dealing with variable income, low commodity prices and increasing debt, a spending plan can be a useful tool in managing farm family finances or their household (nonbusiness) finances.