OSU Farm Management


Here at The Ohio State University, President Lincoln's vision in 1862 for land grant institutions to provide education and research to the masses is strong and prosperous. However, as President Kennedy vocally announced, there is always a new frontier to meet and face. Within the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, our goal is to provide farmers, ranchers, industry, elected officials and interested parties with information and tools that will guide in the development of business and political decisions. Supported by the Department's Mission Statement to generate and disseminate knowledge through application of economic and business principles to society's challenges, the Farm Management Program is committed to support our stakeholders in the Food and Agriculture Production sector with relevant and timely information.

The Farm Management Program strives to address critical farm management issues affecting Ohio agriculture, including marketing and price analysis, farm financial management, risk evaluation, agricultural processing, environmental objectives, and farm entry and growth. The program serves a bridge between the Department, Ohio State University Extension and agricultural stakeholders. We are happy that you are interested in our work and hope to meet your needs. Within this tab there is information about Ohio farm finances and commodity budgets, tools for grain marketing, analysis of U.S. and world grain markets, basis tracking, county level agricultural impact statements, and representative farm analysis in select locations around the state. The Farm Management Program is overseen by Ben Brown, Program Manager and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Agricultural Risk Management. He can be reached at brown.6888@osu.edu or 614-688-8686. 

Again we welcome you to our site and welcome any comments or suggestions.

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Recent Updates:

The Ohio State University's Guide to 2018 Farm Bill Commodity Programs- OSU Farm Bill Team- November 12, 2019

Corn, Soybean and Wheat Trends by Ohio County, 1972-2018- Carl Zulauf, Robert Dinterman, and Ben Brown- Nov. 11, 2019

Organic Agriculture, 2017 US Census of Agriculture- Carl Zulauf and Ben Brown- published by farmdocDaily on August 23, 2019

Use of Tile, 2017 US Census of Agriculture- Carl Zulauf and Ben Brown- published by farmdocDaily on August 1, 2019

Tillage Practices, 2017 US Census of Agriculture- Carl Zulauf and Ben Brown- published by farmdocDAILY on July 25, 2019

Cover Crops, 2017 US Census of Agriculture- Carl Zulauf and Ben Brown- published by farmdocDAILY on July 24, 2019

Ohio Soybean Exports to China: A Year after Implementation of Tariffs- Ben Brown, Ian Sheldon, and Tim Haab- August 2019

Changes in Ohio Farms Over a Decade- Ben Brown and Carl Zulauf- June 2019

A Brief Look at Cover Crops, Type of Tillage, and Tile- Carl Zulauf and Ben Brown- June 2019

A Brief Look at Ohio and US Organic Agriculture, 2017 Census of Agriculture- Carl Zulauf and Ben Brown- June 2019

Estimates for Ohio Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Payments for Program Year 2018- May 15, 2019

Net Returns for Ohio Corn Producers using the RMA Projected Price- March 18, 2019

Net Returns for Ohio Soybean Producers using the RMA Projected Price- March 18, 2019

USDA Projects Higher Farm Income in 2019- Ana Claudia Sant'Anna, Ben Brown, Ani Katchova- March 11, 2019

Title by Title Summary of the 2018 Farm Bill- by Dr. Carl Zulauf and Ben Brown- February 19, 2019

Prospects for U.S. Corn Exports in 2018/19 and Beyond- February 15, 2019

USDA Market Facilitation Program and the Impacts on Ohio Farm-Level Income - September 26, 2018

AEDE Flyer on the Market Facilitation Program - September 26, 2018

Update of the U.S. and Ohio Farm Income Forecast- September 12, 2018

Presentation on Chinese Soybean Trade with the U.S.- August 29, 2018

State of the 2018 Farm Bill- Posted July 19, 2018 

Current Commodity Situation and Outlook for Ohio- Posted May 31, 2018

Trade Impacts to Ohio Agricultural Producers- Posted May 15, 2018

Agricultural Risk Coverage Payment Estimates- Estimates of Ohio payments to be made in October 2018. Posted March 6, 2018

County Level Analysis of Agricultural Impact- Posted February 20, 2018

Grain in Stroage- summary of quantities of grain in storage across the country and world. Posted February 18, 2018

Contribution of Agriculture by County - an economic snapshot of agriculture to the county economy. Posted January 8, 2018

Review of Ohio Commodity Payments- Program Year 2016 (covering marketing year September 2016 to August 2017 for corn and soybeans) Posted November 2, 2017


Visit the Ohio State University Extension Farm Management program website for other resources, including budgeting tools, decision tools, and data and statistics, for those working in agriculture across the State of Ohio and beyond.