Dennis Stein, Saginaw Valley District Farm Management Educator, Emeritus
My goal is to offer support to clientele regarding issues such as: Farm Financial Management, Farm Business Planning, Tax Management, Custom Work Rates & Machine Costs, Cost of Production, Budgets, Estate and Transition Planning, Commodity Marketing and Human Resource/ Labor Management.
Farm Business Financial Management
(Information on Land Rent, Commodity Budgets, Risk Management issues)
Farm Business Plan
Crop & Livestock Enterprise Budgets
2019 Estimated Crop Budget - Machine Cost High Yield vs 19.01.15 (excel) (pdf)
2019 Estimated Crop High Yield Budget vs 19.01.15 (excel) (pdf)
2019 Estimated Crop Budget - Machine Cost Average Yield vs 19.01.18 ( pdf.)
2019 Estimated Crop Average Yield Budget vs 19.01.18 (pdf)
2018 Estimated Crop Budget - Machine Cost vs 18.12.01 (pdf)
2018 Estimated Crop Average Yield Budget vs 18.12.01 (pdf)
EVENTS - WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS
Dennis Stein's Thumb Ag Day presentation Dec 13, 2017
Making Todays Production Costs fit todays market! - pdf of slide handouts
Link to Michigan State University Extension 's Events webpage
2019-20 MSU Extension Winter Ag Meetings 01-13-2020 (pdf) available soon.
Please take note that the above file is a work in progress.....it will be updated through out the Winter months.
Meetings will be removed and added. Please check the Red Calendar as of Date is the upper right corner to make
sure you have the most recent version.
2017 Crop Budget Simulation Template vs 17.04.18 (pdf)
2017 Crop Budget - Machine Cost Simulation Template vs 17.04.20 (pdf)
2016 Crop Budget Simulation Template vs 06.12.16 (pdf)
2016 Crop Budget - Machine Cost Simulation Template vs 06.12.16 (pdf)
2015 Crop Budget Simulation Template vs 08.15 (pdf)
2015 Crop Budget - Machine Cost Simulation Template vs 08.15 (pdf)
2014 Crop Budget Simulation Template vs 04.14 (pdf)
2014 Crop Budget - Machine Cost Simulation Template vs 04.14 (pdf)
2013 Crop Budget Simulation Template vs 010.13(pdf)
2013 Crop Budget - Machine Cost Simulation Template vs 04.14 (pdf)
As of October 9, 2017, the Commodity Maketing Update sessions have been cancelled.
2019 Custome Machine and Work Rate Estimates - June 2019 (pdf)
2018 Custom Machine and Work Rate Estimates - July 2018 (pdf)
2017 Custom Machine and Work Rate Estimates - November 9, 2016 (pdf)
RENT: Land, Building & Machinery Rental Agreements & Contracts
- Rental Arrangements, worksheets and information related to land, buildings/facilities & machinery rentals
2010-2016 Thumb Area Summary of Land Values and Land Rents
(pdf- extracted from Michigan Land Values & Leasing Rates -Rpt # 649)
2008 - 2019 USDA Farm Land Rental Summary for Select Counties NASS-USDA survey (pdf)
2019 MSU Farm Land Value & Farm Land Rent Report (pdf)
2019 USDA - NASS Michigan Cash Rent County Estimates Report (pdf ) 8 pages
Irrigation System Capital Budget (excel)(pdf)
Human -Resources Labor Issues
All farms will be impacted by "Waters of the U.S."
watch this webinar to get an overview picture. (pdf with links)
Estate & Farm Transition Planning
Oil & Gas Leasing Information for Landowners
Wind Energy and Landowner Info Wind Farm Leasing & Development
Pricing Immature Corn Silage & Earlage
Black, Rust & Stein Aug. 2013
WIND FARM INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Landowners Consideration in Leasing for a Windfarms, (pdf) Osecola Co. 1/2/14
Resources: Landowner information: Extension resources
USDA FARM BILL INFORMATION
2018 ARC vs. Payment calculator (excel)
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
NAP Insurance tool: http://fsa.usapas.com/NAP.aspx
USDA FARM BILL INFORMATION
Additional information can be found on the Farm Information Resource
Management (FIRM) team's web page. Click here to go to their web page.
or for MSU Extension's Farm Bill web page click here.
Tax Info and Tax Planning & Management Information Page
2019 Tax Planning - Tax Management Tips for Farmers (pdf)
Form for Estimating 2019 Income Tax Liability (pdf)
Dairy Situation 2015
National Agricultural Statistics Service
Michigan Agricultural Weather
MSU's Agriculture, Food and Resources Department
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2016 TARE Field Trials ( 4.1MB pdf file) Huron, Lapeer, St. Clair, Saginaw, Sanilac & Tuscola Counties
link to Michigan State University's State Variety Trials web page -
District Farm Business / Risk Management
Extension Educator, Emeritus
Caro, Michigan 48723-1998
phone: (989) 550-4740
Personal Information:How to find us: MAP
Service to Michigan's Saginaw Valley Area Agriculture and Small Businesses for over 20 years.
Educational programs and information in various levels of Management Systems, Business planning, Business Tax Management, Farm & Business Estate Succession Transfer Planning, Human Resource Management (labor), Commodity Marketing and Production Economics.
Supporting the Telfarm Farm Financial Accounting systems on cooperating farms in the Saginaw Valley
Supporting the Finpack Farm Financial Management software package that gives individuals and farm businesses the ability to evaluate past performance or project future cash flow situations.
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