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.
The 2019 SDSU Extension Farm Real Estate Market Survey is the 29th annual survey of agricultural land values and cash rental rates by land use and quality in different regions of South Dakota.
Crop Budgets helps producers to determine the preliminary cost of production for the major commodities grown in South Dakota.
Beef Cattle Budgets can be used to estimate revenues and costs associated with six different beef cattle enterprises.
Financial Ratios and Trend Analysis is designed to formulate financial ratios and data, utilizing information provided by the producer.
The Risk Calculator is designed to combine crop insurance, government programs, and marketing tools together for a crop.
This calculator is designed to assist producers with supplemental feed purchase decisions.
This calculator is designed to aid producers making the decision to buy feedstuffs and haul the feed to the operation, or to haul the cattle to the feedstuffs.
The Silage/Earlage Calculator is designed to help corn and livestock producers answer questions regarding the value of standing fields of corn either as grain, silage and earlage.
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.