Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
This farm business planning guide is designed to help you plan for more profitable use of land, capital, labor, and management. The estimates are based on slightly above average management. It is intended as a handy reference to guide individual farm planning, Extension and vocational agriculture farm management and planning programs, and to generally help promote more efficient agricultural production on South Dakota farms and ranches. Budget information is provided for common cash and feed grain crops, forage crops, and 50 different livestock ente/prise situations. The data provided are based primarily on information from published and unpublished materials provided by Experiment Station and Extension personnel at South Dakota State University. Data not available from South Dakota were estimated from farm record summaries, costs of production studies, farm planning handbooks, and experiment station reports from other North Central States. For more detailed information in specific enterprise areas contact your county Extension office. In addition, anyone using this manual who needs additional information is invited to check with farm management Extension specialists at South Dakota State University. They can provide supplementary material.
Aanderud, Wallace, "Guidebook for Planning a Farm or Ranch Business" (1963). SDSU Extension Circulars. 582.