Agricultural Business and Policy Extension

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Short-Term Operating Plan

Prepare your farm or ranch to continue operating in the situation that a primary decision maker is temporarily unavailable.

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Custom rates

Obtain a better understanding of the cost of producing crops or performing individual field activities by accessing the 2019 Custom Rates Guide.

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Increase productivity

Research-based publications from ag specialists will help you make better decisions for greater yields.

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The Agricultural Business and Policy Extension program serves rural Missouri by helping farms, agribusinesses and communities understand their opportunities and challenges and to make informed decisions. The team is primarily focused on:

  • Helping farmers and agribusinesses with decision-making, financial management, taxes and risk mitigation;
  • Studying relevant industry and value-added agricultural issues;
  • Sharing how market fundamentals and trade policy may impact agricultural outlook;
  • Assessing diversification and new business opportunities for farms, businesses and commodity groups.


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