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farm management, farm finance, agricultural finance


The articles in this paper are adapted from talks and papers presented at the North Central Regional Extension Farm Management and Marketing Workshop: The New Agriculture: Enhancing Profitability and Competiveness in a changing Structure: An Evolving Role for Extension Farm Management, May 3-5, 1988, Iowa State University, Ames Iowa. These papers are presented here as a summary of, and comments on, the ideas and concepts presented at the conference that are most pertinent to extension financial and farm management programming efforts in South Dakota. The Extension farm management staff, consisting of financial management specialist Dr. Burton Pflueger; and Area Farm Management Agents Larry Madsen (Gettysburg), Ralph Matz (Philip), Curt Hoyt (Rapid City) and Leroy Lamp (Burke) have debated these issues and will be using some of these concepts in program efforts this year. However, the intent of the conference went beyond just what can be done in South Dakota. It is the hope of the authors that these pieces will generate discussions, provoke thoughts, and spur futuristic programming as extension moves to issues oriented programming.


Department of Economics, South Dakota State University

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