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  1. New bulletin on Transferring Farm Operating Assets for Retirement

    Apr 22, 2024

    Yes, some farmers do retire!  When they're ready, there are strategies for transferring farm operating assets while addressing income needs and tax implications.  Our latest bulletin in the Planning for the Future of Your Farm series explains those strategies.

  2. Did you miss the latest Farm Office Live? We have the recording!

    Apr 11, 2024

    The final Farm Office Live webinar of the season was Friday, April 19 and featured industry guest Tim Harpster, who talked with us about trends in farm appraisals, and our Farm Office team covering tax, dairy margin coverage, fertilizer survey, transferring farm operating assets, and other current issue topics. Did you miss the webinar?  No worries, you can visit for recordings of all Farm Office Live webinars!

  3. Map of the total solar eclipse path through Ohio

    Is your farm prepared for the solar eclipse?

    Mar 26, 2024

    The total solar eclipse date of April 8 is fast approaching!  If your farm is in the solar eclipse pathway, now is the time to prepare for the expected influx of up to a half-million people. Read our article on 5 steps you can take now to address safety and legal issues that could arise on your farm.

  4. Food Business Central course logo with photo of home baker making cupcakes

    Announcing our Food Business Central course

    Feb 23, 2024

    Our new course for food business entrepreneurs is open!  The course provides guidance on making and selling home-produced and farm-raised food products, addressing entreprenurship, organizing a business, food safety, legal compliance and marketing. Now available at

  5. Flyer with information about the Ohio Farmland Leasing Update

    It's time for our Ohio Farmland Leasing Update

    Feb 13, 2024

    It's time to consider your farmland lease for the 2024 growing season, and we're ready to provide information to help you. Join us on March 1 at 10 a.m. for a special edition of our Farm Office Live webinars, where we'll provide an Ohio Farmland Leasing Update.  More information is available here.

  6. Farmer looking out over farm field

    Learn about strategies to deal with Long-Term Care in our upcoming webinar

    Jan 29, 2024

    Our webinar on February 20, 2024 at 7 p.m. will help farmers understand how to manage Long-Term Care needs, projected costs of care, and strategies to minimize the risk Long-Term Care poses to a farming operation and farm family.  Learn more about the free webinar here.

  7. Front page of law bulletin on the Corporate Transparency Act

    New reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act

    Jan 23, 2024

    There's a lot of talk about the new reporting requirements for small businesses under the Corporate Transparency Act.  Our law bulletin explains who is subject to the new law and what it requires.  Find "The Corporate Transparency Act:  Reporting Requirements" here.

  8. Check out our recorded webinar on farm insurance

    Jan 4, 2024

    Farm insurance is a critical tool for protecting farm assets, so make sure you understand your farm insurance policy.  Our webinar on January 11, 2023 at 7 p.m. will help you learn more about farm insurance, how it works, asset coverage issues, handling a claim, and more.  Watch the recorded webinar here.

  9. First page of bulletin on Ohio Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program

    New bulletin explains Ohio's Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program

    Jan 3, 2024

    Ohio's Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program is entering its second year, and those who plan to participate in the program in 2024 should begin planning now.  We provide an explanation of how the program works in our latest law bulletin, available in our Tax Law Library.

  10. Applications Being Received for FFMPI Affiliated Faculty and Staff Members

    Dec 20, 2023

    The Farm Financial Management and Policy Institute (FFMPI) is pleased to announce that applications for Affiliated Faculty and Staff Members are now being accepted. Affiliate status is a designation for faculty and staff who are not hired to directly work for FFMPI. Individuals will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated interest in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and Extension outreach in the areas of farm management and agricultural policy.