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AgBusiness

Modern agriculture requires savvy financial planning and strategy. SDSU Extension's agricultural economics experts are your source for operating techniques and business skills to improve your bottom line.

Featured Resources

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South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends

The 2021 South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Farm Real Estate Market Survey is the 31st annual survey of agricultural land values and cash rental rates by land use and quality in different regions of South Dakota.

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Monthly Cattle Prices and Basis Levels

Effective marketing and risk management techniques often rely on sound benchmarks. Those marketing cattle need reasonable metrics to evaluate received and expected prices.

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Strategic and Scenario Planning in Ranching: Managing Risk in Dynamic Times

A changing marketplace, price volatility, labor availability, record high feeder calf prices, the effects of the ethanol industry: How will your ranch operation adapt?

In The Cattle Markets

Matthew Diersen, Professor & SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist, is a contributing author for In The Cattle Markets. This weekly report, issued by the Livestock Marketing Information Center, features the expertise of Texas A&M, Mississippi State University, Colorado State University, University of Wisconsin - River Falls, South Dakota State University and University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

Upcoming Events

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Jan 21

Ag Economic Dialogues - January

This free, 1-hour webinar was created to assist farmers and ranchers in making the best and most profitable decisions for their operations.

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Feb 07

Sustaining the Legacy @ Yankton

Join South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension and industry professionals for a two-day Estate Planning and Farm Succession Conference.

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Feb 09

Beef Day 2022

Beef producers will have the opportunity to hear about the latest beef cattle research from SDSU Faculty and Staff at the 3rd annual SDSU Beef Day to be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m.