South Dakota State University
This publication provides a process to devise a plan for a farm or ranch business and calculate its costs and returns. It describes a step-by-step process for land use planning, estimating per acre total costs and profitability of grain and forage crops, preparing a land use and cropping system, planning a livestock enterprise, calculating business and personal net worth, and summarizing the costs and returns of the plan.
Aanderud, Wallace G.; Maher, John N.; and Thaden, Ronald, "Steps in Planning a Farm or Ranch Business" (1981). SDSU Extension Circulars. 901.