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Jack Davis

SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist


SDSU Extension Mitchell Regional Center
1800 E Spruce St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Programming in areas of Farm Financial analysis and strategic planning for family businesses. Crop budgets and costs of production.

Also by Jack Davis

Four photos depicting field progress for corn, winter wheat, oats and soybean as of August 31, 2020.

Follow the Fields Tour

Follow the field crops during the 2020 growing season.

Farmer signing a lease on the tailgate of a pickup.

Oral Lease Agreements Automatically Renew September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020 is the automatic renewal date for all oral land lease agreements in South Dakota. Per South Dakota codified law, landowners and renters must notify all parties involved in the existing lease, in writing, by September 1.

A farmer watching the sun rise in a bare, unplanted field.

Cash Flow and Income Considerations for S.D. Farms: Part 2

This is the second article of a two-part series examining cash flow and income for South Dakota grain farms. This article will look at crop insurance, prices for 2020 crops, and changes in input prices.