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County Agriculture Educator in Wright County

    Farm Resource Guide Available
    The Farm Resource Guide for 2018 is now available upon request at many University of Minnesota Extension County offices across the state. This resource guide includes a variety of useful farm business management information.
    MN Land Rental Rates
    This publication provides a historical perspective on rental rates paid by a group of Minnesota farmers and trends in those rental rates over the past five years. This information is meant as a guide and starting point. The information and data is not meant to establish, determine, set, fix, or even hint at what actual rents should be. It is simply a reporting of historical land rental rates in Minnesota.
    FINBIN Report on MN Farm Finances
    The 2,306 Minnesota farms included in the FINBIN database represent a broad cross-section of Minnesota production agriculture. While there is no “typical” Minnesota farm, these farms include a large enough sample to provide a good barometer of commercial farming in Minnesota. FINBIN data is provided by farms that participate in Minnesota State Farm Business Management Education programs and the Southwestern Minnesota Farm Business Management Association. These farms represent about 3 percent of the farms in the state and 14% of commercial farms with sales of over $250,000.
    Farmbytes – Bite Size info for MN Small Farms
    Farmbytes are a new online feature from the UMN Extension Small Farms Team. The main component of each Farmbyte is video. Some videos are instructional, others are interviews with experts.
    Fruit and Vegetable Growers - Sample Your Soil Like a Pro
    Learn why you should sample, and how to do it.
    How Profitable are Small Vegetable Farms?
    Operating a profitable small farm is challenging. Take a look at this new Farmbyte, to learn about the findings of a study on small farm profitability in MN.
    Learn How to Water Cattle in Pastures
    There are several options for getting water to cattle in a rotational grazing system.
    Learn About Your Soils Online
    The USDA NRCS Web Soil Survey is a powerful tool. Use it to learn more about your soil type, productivity rating, and more.
    Crop Damage from Recent Storms
    The growing season of 2016 has gotten off to a challenging start for farmers in areas hit with significant wind, rainfall or hail events. If you have drowned-out spots in fields, have crops that were hailed out, or blown over or you were not able to plant some areas yet, check the article for key considerations at this late point in the season:
    Do foliar fungicides provide a benefit to corn damaged by hail?
    Hail damage has recently occurred to corn in Minnesota that was primarily at the V7-9 growth stage. Some producers are asking about the value of applying foliar fungicides to corn damaged by hail. This article will cover key points on this topic and summarize results from field studies.

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