FIRM MISSION STATEMENT:
Our mission is to assist farmers, agriculturally‑related businesses, industries, families, and individuals improve their lives and achieve their goals through an educational process that applies management, production and economic knowledge to critical issues, needs, and opportunities.
We strive to integrate management skills and principals into the daily operations of farms and firms along with the programs provided by MSU Extension. To be an important part and a valued information resource providing tools vital to the continued growth of Michigan Agriculture as a leading industry in the state.
FARM & BUSINESS TRANSITION/SUCCESSION PLANNING
SUPPLYING BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION – The FIRM team conducts several educational programs related to business management. One such program is the TelFarm project. This computer-based accounting system is specifically designed for farming operations, making it possible for farm managers to closely monitor the financial progress of their business. The FIRM team uses this system to teach producers and others good financial management concepts. Data from this system becomes a major component used in preparing the Michigan type of farming economic & benchmarking summaries. Other business & risk management educational programs are conducted in the area of marketing, human resource management, investment analysis, energy, tax planning, and business structure.
MSUE Farm Management News
Establishing an integrated pest management program with diligent scouting is crucial for any farm.
Posted on December 5, 2013 3:35pm by Mallory Fournier
The Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update for Agribusiness featuring MSU experts, pest management recommendations and pesticide certification credits is scheduled for December 13.
Posted on December 2, 2013 5:42pm by George Silva
The delayed harvest of grain crops in Michigan this year has put farm equipment operators and motorists at risk as they attempt to share the roadways in the month with the shortest daylight period of the year.
Posted on November 27, 2013 1:25pm by Jerry Lindquist
Employers can improve an employee’s ability to move from information to innovation by making sure to exercise this critical step.
Posted on November 27, 2013 1:12pm by Stan Moore
The bale grazing concept of devising ways to feed and care for livestock with less labor input continues to grow in popularity and expand in creativity.
Posted on November 27, 2013 12:35pm by Jerry Lindquist