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Extension Responds - Farming through Difficult Times

The uncertainty about the depth and length of this current recession, along with the sudden and dramatic effect it’s had on agricultural markets, may provide challenges to Wisconsin’s farmers. Extension Responds with information about farming through difficult times. You can find additional information about farming through difficult times at http://fyi.uwex.edu/farmfinances

News Releases

Financial Management
Future Outlook
Health and Safety
Production Recommendations
Relationships and Communication
Stress Management

Financial Management
Managing through Difficult Times: What is Your Level of Profitability and Survivability? pdf icon (August 6, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Sowing the Seeds of Hope pdf icon (July 20, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Financial and Emotional Stress in Farm Families pdf icon (July 16, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Profitable Practices for Tough Times
pdf icon (June 18, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Summer Forage Harvesting - Energy Savings Tune Up pdf icon (May 21, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Budgets and Budgeting – Crop and Livestock Enterprise Budgets pdf icon (April 24, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Liquidity, Working Capital and the Dairy Cash Crunch pdf icon (April 8, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Using the CULL.xls Decision Making Tool pdf icon (April 7, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Budgets and Budgeting – Partial Budgets pdf icon (April 7, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Economic Analysis of Switching Milking Frequency pdf icon (April 7, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Capital Assets pdf icon (March 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Farm Succession pdf icon(March 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Balance Sheet Can Help Signal Which Way to Turn pdf icon (March 2009)

Farm Financial Ratios and Benchmarks pdf icon (March 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Using Cost of Production in Management Decisions pdf icon (March 2009)

 

Future Outlook
Managing through Difficult Times: What is Your Level of Profitability and Survivability? pdf icon (August 6, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Sowing the Seeds of Hope pdf icon (July 20, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Program insures target levels of dairy gross margins pdf icon (March 2009)


Health and Safety
Managing through Difficult Times: Staying Up in a Down Economy-Farming in a Depressed Environment Without Getting Depressed pdf icon (July 20, 2009)


Managing through Difficult Times: Health Care for Wisconsin Farmers-Finding Options that Work pdf icon (July 20, 2009)

Map of Community Health Centers
List of Community Health Centers
List of Free Health Care Clinics

Managing through Difficult Times: Financial and Emotional Stress in Farm Families pdf icon (July 16, 2009)

Production Recommendations

Managing through Difficult Times: Summer Forage Harvesting - Energy Savings Tune Up pdf icon (May 21, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Spring tillage and planting energy savings tune up pdf icon (April 24, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Budgets and Budgeting – Crop and Livestock Enterprise Budgets pdf icon (April 24, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Liquidity, Working Capital and the Dairy Cash Crunch pdf icon (April 8, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Budgets and Budgeting – Partial Budgets pdf icon (April 7, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Economic Analysis of Switching Milking Frequency pdf icon (April 7, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Farmstead and milk house cost savers pdf icon (March 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Commodity Storage pdf icon(March 2009)

Determining the value of added storage. This spreadsheet can be used to help decide if it is profitable to add storage capacity to help capture a price advantage on a commodity.

Managing through Difficult Times: Balance Sheet Can Help Signal Which Way to Turn pdf icon (March 2009)

Farm Financial Ratios and Benchmarks pdf icon (March 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Using Cost of Production in Management Decisions pdf icon (March 2009)

 

Relationships and Communication
Managing through Difficult Times: Communication Skills to Deal With Farm Stress pdf icon (September 30, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Fostering Communication and Resiliency in Multi-Family Operations pdf icon (September 30, 2009)

Farm Family Stress: A Checklist and Guide For Making Referrals pdf icon (July 22, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Staying Up in a Down Economy-Farming in a Depressed Environment Without Getting Depressed pdf icon (July 20, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Financial and Emotional Stress in Farm Families pdf icon (July 16, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Farm Succession pdf icon(March 2009)

 

Stress Management
Managing through Difficult Times: Communication Skills to Deal With Farm Stress pdf icon (September 30, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Fostering Communication and Resiliency in Multi-Family Operations pdf icon (September 30, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Sowing the Seeds of Hope pdf icon (July 20, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Staying Up in a Down Economy-Farming in a Depressed Environment Without Getting Depressed pdf icon (July 20, 2009)

Farm Family Stress: A Checklist and Guide For Making Referrals pdf icon (July 22, 2009)

Managing through Difficult Times: Financial and Emotional Stress in Farm Families pdf icon (July 16, 2009)

 

Feed and Commodity Storage. Here is a list of resources and decision aids for feed and commodity storage.

Cost of Production decision making tools. Here is a list of tools to use when determining cost of production.

NewHere is another list of decision making tools.