farm management

  1. Ohio corn crop

    OSU's decision tool can help with Farm Bill elections

    Jan 25, 2022

    It's time to make elections for the Farm Bill's ARC/PLC programs for the 2022 crop year, and OSU's Farm Bill Decision Tool can help.  We have a newly updated software program to assist producers with evaluating ARC/PLC scenarios and options. The deadline to enroll and make amendments is March 15, 2022, so check out the tool now on our Decision Aids page.

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    Ohio Crop Enterprise Budgets – Projected Returns for 2022

    Oct 5, 2021

    By: Barry Ward, Leader, Production Business Management, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University Extension

    Each year, preliminary crop enterprise budgets are unveiled at the Farm Science Review which reveals our best estimates for costs and returns for the main row crops in Ohio for the upcoming year. With continued high crop prices projected for 2022 there is some optimism, however, higher costs will likely decrease profit margins to levels lower than 2021 margins.

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    Join Farm Office Live from Farm Science Review!

    Aug 29, 2021

    "Farm Office Live" is an opportunity for you to get the latest outlook and updates on ag law, farm management, farm business analysis, and other farm office issues from Extension faculty in the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at OSU.  Join us this month as we broadcast live from Farm Science Review on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 10 a.m. (EST).  To register, please visit

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    Do you want to learn more about your 2020 farm taxes?

    Oct 12, 2020

    Are you getting the most from your tax return? Farmers and farmland owners who wish to increase their tax knowledge should consider attending this webinar that will address tax issues specific to this industry. Content focuses on important tax issues and will offer insight into new COVID related legislation.

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    Cropland Values and Cash Rents for Western Ohio: Survey Results are In

    Sep 15, 2020

    Ohio cropland varies significantly in its production capabilities and, consequently, cropland values and cash rents vary widely throughout the state. Generally speaking, western Ohio cropland values and cash rents differ from much of eastern Ohio and parts of southern Ohio cropland values and cash rents. The primary factors affecting these values and rates are land productivity and potential crop return, and the variability of those crop returns.

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    2016 Tax School Available November and December in Multiple Locations Throughout Ohio

    Oct 10, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – How to deal with tax liabilities in the event of the death of a taxpayer and how to report financial distress are among the topics to be discussed during the upcoming Tax School workshop series offered throughout November and December by tax experts with the IRS and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  7. Webinar Offers Insight on Tax Issues for Farmers, Rural Landowners

    Oct 3, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will offer a daylong webinar Dec. 19 on the special issues with farm tax returns for farmers, farm representatives and rural landowners.

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    Planning for the Future of Your Farm Workshops to be Held across Ohio in 2016

    Jan 26, 2016

    What does it take to successfully pass on the farm business to the next generation? It takes a lot of hard work, time and communication to make a successful management transfer. The Farm Transition Team of OSU Extension is pleased to be offering a series of workshops across Ohio to help farm families plan for the transition of their business to the next generation.