Helping farmers manage their farms
In 2018, MSU Extension provided farm services to Saginaw County farmers.
Saginaw County is home to 1,318 farms that collectively deliver more than $243 million in agricultural products each year. Farm Management Extension programs provide record keeping support, financial analysis, and bench marking services to farms in Saginaw County and the surrounding areas.
In 2018, nine Saginaw County farms participated, and the programs are expanding over the next year. Ten consultations conducted involving 4 farm families, to assist them in planning expansions, new enterprises and/or transferring the farm to the next generation. These farms generate a total of more than $2.8 million in gross revenues. In addition, the 2018 Winter Ag Review seminars brought together 84 area producers, including Saginaw County residents, to hear the latest information on regional crop production and cost issues.