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Publication, web site information farm households throughout short-term absences

A brand new College of Missouri Extension publication and associated on-line software can information farmers by the tough activity of retaining the farm operating when the proprietor or key decision-maker can’t.

When somebody turns into unwell or incapacitated, members of the family typically wrestle with discovering key info, says MU Extension agricultural enterprise and coverage specialist Mary Sobba.

Quick-Time period Working Plan for Farms and Ranches” (MU Extension publication M202) offers tips for operation of the farm for 2 weeks to 6 months.

“Finding key info will be annoying and time-consuming,” Sobba says. “This plan will assist scale back stress and save time.”

The free information, which is obtainable as a fillable, printable PDF, breaks down key info into classes — common, livestock, crop, horticulture, woodlands/timber, gear, and so forth. Sobba recommends a yearly evaluation and replace of knowledge.

Sobba and MU Extension county engagement specialists Joni Harper, Catherine Neuner and Kyle Whitaker wrote the information. In addition they labored with a group on the College of Minnesota to include the content material into AgPlan(opens in new window), a free on-line software to create personalized enterprise plans.

The AgPlan web site lets customers retailer their password-protected information and share it with chosen people.

Individuals can use the information, the web site or each. Some folks could select to start out with a paper copy to assemble the info then enter it into the web site to share with different members of the family, Sobba says.

Sobba reminds customers that the plan doesn’t take the place of authorized {and professional} recommendation.

Obtain “Quick-Time period Working Plan for Farms and Ranches” at

The AgPlan on-line software is at in new window).

The College of Missouri offered this info.

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