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
The 2015 Tree Fruit IPM School will take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Feb. 18-20, 2015. Register before Jan. 14 to receive an early bird discounted rate!
Posted on December 16, 2014 3:35pm by Julianna Wilson
Need some help making a decision on which clover you should use as a cover crop?
Posted on December 15, 2014 3:18pm by Christina Curell
White clover has many benefits that are useful for cropping systems.
Posted on December 15, 2014 3:08pm by Christina Curell
Crimson clover has many benefits when used at a cover crop for the farm system.
Posted on December 15, 2014 2:41pm by Christina Curell
Crimson clover is a good choice for those who would like to use an annual clover as a cover crop.
Posted on December 15, 2014 2:30pm by Christina Curell
White clover is a good cover crop that if managed correctly can be a great benefit to your cropping system.
Posted on December 15, 2014 2:16pm by Christina Curell
With grain farms facing the lowest prices they have seen in several years, many farms will need to utilize their operating line of credit to close out 2014.
Posted on December 15, 2014 10:59am by Dennis Stein
Farm producers are invited to participate in a live or online commodity market update on Dec. 16, 2014, in Sandusky, Michigan.
Posted on December 12, 2014 4:00pm by Dennis Stein
Developing your skills in employee management is the key to taking your farm business to the next level of performance.
Posted on December 5, 2014 10:11am by Phil Durst
Educational sessions help farmers navigate new Farm Bill programs.
Posted on December 4, 2014 11:18am by Adam Kantrovich