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
Farmers, researchers and crop advisors from across the midwest will travel to Ames, Iowa for the Resilient Ag Conference, August 5-7.
Posted on July 25, 2014 9:29am by Marilyn Thelen
The tour will help Michigan farmers understand the economic benefits of a hybrid bioenergy production system and energy conservation practices.
Posted on July 10, 2014 2:57pm by Charles Gould
This Aug. 29 program will focus on the agronomics of bioenergy and traditional cropping systems. Learn how to get started with bioenergy crops or evaluate what you have.
Posted on July 10, 2014 8:52am by Dennis Pennington
In the case of a manure spill, livestock producers should have a spill kit prepared.
Posted on July 7, 2014 11:33am by Shelby Bollwahn
The ditches and streams on your farmland will fall under new standards if regulations become the law of the land.
Posted on July 3, 2014 2:51pm by Dennis Stein
Good grazing management and utilization of low cost amendments can result in economical forage and improved bottom line.
Posted on June 24, 2014 12:28pm by Jim Isleib
The amended act includes pre-empting local jurisdictions from restricting carbon dioxide pipelines for enhanced recovery of hydrocarbons.
Posted on June 23, 2014 4:47pm by Curtis Talley Jr.
The June 2014 issue of the Landowner Oil and Gas newsletter features FracFocus, and a Michigan Crude Oil and Petroleum Act 16 amendment.
Posted on June 20, 2014 8:28am by Curtis Talley Jr.
Amended Act 16 expands the law so it applies to pipelines carrying carbon dioxide used in hydrocarbon “enhanced recovery” operations.
Posted on June 18, 2014 12:01pm by Curtis Talley Jr
Keeping current of what is happening in the commodity market is the focus of a special Commodity Marketing Update seminar and live webinar.
Posted on June 17, 2014 4:07pm by Dennis Stein