About Historical Farm Data Reports:
These reports summarize the individual farm records of farms in Minnesota that are enrolled in Farm Management Education programs. The current financial status of farm operators and net returns from each crop enterprise is reported. In addition to the average of all farms, the averages for the high and low net income groups are also presented. To insure anonymity, only averages of five or more farms are reported. Regional averages reports can be used by producers for comparison purposes to identify and study the areas that may need management improvement. A review of the comparative information may reveal how certain aspects of the business or enterprises excel and help answer why they are profitable. The data contained in these reports should also be useful to instructors, extension agents, bankers and agricultural consultants.
The tables in some of these reports were created using FINPACK and RankEm Central copyrighted software of the Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota.
2013 RESEARCH FINDINGS
Business and Production Management Education Interests, Needs, and Learning Preferences of MN Farmers