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Read article: Using the USDA cash rent surveys for determining the "going rate"
Using the USDA cash rent surveys for determining the "going rate"
The number one question I receive is, “What is the going rate for cash rent?” Most landowners are seeking an average to charge a farmer for the use...
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Read article: New webinar series connects stakeholders to educators
New webinar series connects stakeholders to educators
In the past year, three new educators have joined the University of Illinois Extension, Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit team. This new team of six...
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Read article: Farm Estate Planning Series: Choosing and managing a farm manager
Farm Estate Planning Series: Choosing and managing a farm manager
Disclaimer - The following is meant only for educational purposes and not to be construed as legal advice. The author of this article...
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Read article: Farm Estate Planning Series: When generations disagree on the future of the farm
Farm Estate Planning Series: When generations disagree on the future of the farm
Disclaimer - The following is meant only for educational purposes and not to be construed as legal advice. Farm owners work hard to build...

News Releases

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Considerations when hiring a farm manager
URBANA, Ill. — Managing a farm is a big job. From determining cash rent to planning the next planting or calving season, a farm manager can be an experienced asset to help when making decisions about a farm. Guessing around decision-making can cost farmers thousands in potential revenues that...
Annie’s Project Empowers Women in Agriculture
ALBION, Ill.— Women may be an underrepresented group in the field of agriculture, but thanks to a local course, area participants can receive support and guidance. Annie's Project is a training program designed to empower women in agriculture through education, networks, and resources. Illinois...
Far view of the scene of a farm fire.
Stay alert, be prepared for increased risk of farm fires during harvest
URBANA, Ill. — Severe drought and current environmental conditions have the Midwest on alert as fire risks are higher than usual during equipment rollout for corn and soybean harvest. From lack of precipitation to low soil moisture and dry vegetation, these conditions, when paired with hot,...

Videos

Farm Management: Pre-plant Spraying

Before the seed goes in the ground, farmers spray the ground. For this particular filed the farm is using 28% nitrogen and a preplant herbicide. Thanks to technology, the farmer can utilize GPS and other onboard technology to better control the amount of spray being used.

Farm Management: Marking a Field

While some tractors are equipped with GPS technology others use the old marker system to mark the ends of the field.

Connect with Kevin Brooks, Illinois Extension Farm Business Management and Marketing Educator at kwbrooks@illinois.edu.

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