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.
FIRM TEAM NEWSLETTER(s) - Michigan State University Extension provides farmers with information by working with other sources around the country to provide farmers with the latest information as it becomes available. As new information becomes available MSU Extension will inform and update farmers through this site, email newsletters (Please sign-up for our Ag Policy and Farm Management Newsletters) and informational events hosted throughout the state of Michigan.
MSUE Farm Management News
Integrating conservation practices throughout the farming system can keep crop nutrients in the root zone and out of waterways.
Posted on April 17, 2015 10:41am by Tim Harrigan
Instead of just putting up with the task of managing employees, take ownership for it and making it a strength of the operation.
Posted on April 15, 2015 8:21am by Phil Durst
Part two in a four part series on land rent.
Posted on April 14, 2015 1:48pm by Dennis Pennington
For a farm to meet their goals their employees must be performing their job to the best of their abilities and enjoying their job.
Posted on April 7, 2015 2:54pm by Stan Moore
Supervisor of wells issues instructions for oil and gas development in high population density areas
Supervisor of wells issues instructions for oil and gas development in high population density areas.
Posted on April 7, 2015 2:39pm by Curtis Talley Jr.
Part one in a four part series on land rent.
Posted on April 7, 2015 2:22pm by Dennis Pennington
Breakfast on the Farm is hosting a fun and free learning opportunity for you and your family. These events are open to all ages interested in learning about where their food comes from and how it is produced.
Posted on April 7, 2015 1:37pm by Nichole Hersch
Using cover crops can help farms build soil organic matter.
Posted on April 1, 2015 3:14pm by Christina Curell
Cover crops can be used to scavenge for excess Nitrogen. The following chart rates cover crops ability to scavenge nitrogen
Posted on April 1, 2015 3:04pm by Christina Curell
Learn how cover crops can produce Nitrogen for your fields.
Posted on April 1, 2015 2:58pm by Christina Curell