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  • Treatment Management SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    A veterinary-client-patient relationship must be established demonstrating the producer and veterinarian work together to ensure the health and well-being of the pigs on the operation.

  • Euthanasia Action Plan SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used write down an action plan for proper and human euthanasia for the swine facility.

  • Corn Reproductive Stages

    Published on October 11, 2019
    Corn growth stage descriptions silking (R1) through physiological maturity (R6).

  • Video explaining the U2U Corn Maturity Estimator Tool

    Published on October 11, 2019
    This video explains how to use the U2U tool for corn maturity.

  • Guidelines for pricing silage, earlage or snaplage from immature corn

    Published on September 27, 2019
    This fact sheet summarizes typical corn nutrient values with varying harvest, storage, or processing methods.

  • Tool for pricing silage, earlage or snaplage from immature corn

    Published on September 27, 2019
    Spreadsheet to calculate whether harvesting corn as silage, earlage, or snaplage may result in greater crop revenue than harvesting as high-moisture or dry-shelled corn.

  • Marketing and Pricing Standing Hay

    Published on August 5, 2019
    MSU Extension offers an education opportunity to learn about the pricing and marketing process of standing hay.

  • Marketing and Pricing Standing Corn Silage

    Published on August 5, 2019
    MSU Extension offers an educational opportunity to learn how to process and understand pricing and risks that may come with the marketing strategy you choose.

  • 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.

  • Farmers Want to Know: When will the rain let up?

    Published on June 21, 2019
    Agricultural meteorologist sat down in late June 2019 to provide a projection of where things were headed for the weeks and months ahead. He reports it will get warmer and dryer eventually, but it might take a while.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Risk management: Selecting insurance

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Youth farm stress

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Detailing warning signs of stress in youth and ways you can help the youth in your life, whether you are a parent, guardian or just a friend.

  • Managing stress for farmers and farm families

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