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Average net farm income was $190,901 in 2008 for the 99 farms included in this annual report of the Southwestern Minnesota Farm Business Management Association. Average earnings decreased by 21% from the average of $242,267 in 2007 (Figure 1). 2008 ended a steady trend of increasing year-to-year incomes for these farms from 2001 to 2007. Crop farms, with historically high corn and soybean prices, remained very profitable. However, specialized hog farms, which had been very profitable for the past four years, experienced substantial losses. Highlights of association financial results for 2008: Median net farm income was $178,874, ...
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There are many ways to make money from things you can found in the woods or fields. Many people think that logging timber or wood, but I'll list the different options involve less physically demanding work, less material and less impact on the environment. Most they have no impact on the ecosystem if done moderately. Here are eight ideas to help you get started. pine cones come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Them can be transformed into handicrafts which can then be sold. You can also dive into some chemicals, in turn, burn in different colors when put in a home. Treated pine cones will sell for about $ 15 for a 3 lbs ... market research, surveys and trends
5/3: Farm business management: a discussion
I think that FarmNet and FarmLink are great programs in terms of providing farmers more customized support along side the more structured or formal role fulfilled by the USDA. It is definitely something I am interested in, and if possible, adapt and introduce this kind of program back to China when I have the ability to do that. Max Torrey Says: May 3rd, 2010 at 4:02 pm       I found many things about today’s lectures to be interesting. First off, I found the part about farm net and farm link to be very interesting because i had never heard of anything like that before. Also, talking about the ... market research, surveys and trends


Minnesota farms' income dropped 63 percent last year | Rick ...
Farm income in Minnesota plummeted nearly 70 percent last year, according to a new study by MnSCU and University of Minnesota Extension Services. The drop in net profits was measured on 3,000 farms across the state. Here is the text of a news release about the study (for more detail, go to the university's Farm Financial Database website):  Median net farm income dropped 63 percent in 2009 among more than 3,000 Minnesota farms, a new joint report by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and University of Minnesota Extension shows. The median net farm income for the combined groups of producers was ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
AREI Chapter 4.7: Information Technology Management
—Information technology (IT) is affecting the way farmers produce and market their output and how rural residents receive services and communicate. 1 While computers and the Internet are the most common IT tools in use today, IT also encompasses software and associated services, such as telecommunications, required to fully use these technologies. Information technology (IT) enables U.S. farmers to access real-time market information and buy and sell through e-commerce sites; manage their cropland at ever smaller scales (to meet ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Klobuchar's office holds farm bill hearing
The office of Sen. Amy Klobuchar organized the farm bill reauthorization forum to hear directly from constituents about what is and what isn't working in farm policy. It was the first of several meetings scheduled across the state. "I thought it was good, even though the crowd was small, it was high quality," said Dave Frederickson, ag outreach director for Sen. Klobuchar. Frederickson led the meeting, telling people some of the things Klobuchar has been working on related to agriculture and then asking for input, calling several people by name. Concerns from across the board were shared. Direct payments, biofuels, GIPSA ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Hofstrand enjoyed his career, people
MASON CITY, Iowa —Don Hofstrand, Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist, saw some of agriculture's worst days, but he also saw some of the best during his 38 years with Extension. Hofstrand, 66, retired at the end of July. He grew up on a farm near Devils Lake, N.D., and remains involved with the farm that his grandfather homesteaded in 1883. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University. He started working as a farm management specialist for Extension in the Mason City area office in 1972 and remained in Mason City his entire ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Checking Your Farm Business Management Skills
management principles to farm business management. .... This publication is part of the Farm Business Management for the 21st Century series. Other publica- ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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What is the Farm Business Management (FBM) Career Development Event? ... The 2010 Farm Business Management Event is an online Career Development Event using ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Is Coulter right about Olbermann & Cornell? - Yahoo! Answers
Within Cornell university -- as with any university -- there are various schools. Sometimes different schools within the same university may have different admissions requirements. This is the case with Cornell, which is unique in that it is BOTH a public university AND an Ivy League school. So, Coulter is right to note that there's a distinction to be made, but she is also overstating the case a bit. Coulter is right that Olbermann did not ENTER Cornell via the Ivy League admission requirements. Thus, he got in by meeting a lower threshold. So her main point is valid: he can seem insecure by constantly holding up the ...