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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.

State & Regional Offices

Mitchell Regional Center

Also by Jack Davis

Sunrise over South Dakota farmland.

Variances in Working Capital to Gross Farm Revenues

Learn some of the key differences in working capital to gross revenue among farm types, level of gross sales and by net income.

Two producers reviewing financial paperwork in a farm office.

Farm’s Target for Working Capital

Working capital provides a first line of defense for financial stress and an opportunity to take advantage of bargains that may arise. Learn how to calculate it and determine strategic targets for your operation.

Color-coded drought monitor map of South Dakota. As of March 22, northwest to southeast South Dakota are facing severe drought to abnormally dry conditions, while the northeast is under normal conditions.

Agronomic Considerations for Moisture Deficit Conditions

The current soil moisture stress in South Dakota could be more pronounced than we have seen in last few years. If this continues, cropping decisions may need to be adjusted for the upcoming growing season.