Guide Helps Beginning Farmers Understand and Demonstrate Management Experience
University of Michigan Extension has released Bulletin E-3423: Farm Management Experience Resource Guide, a publication intended to assist beginning farmers in better understanding and demonstrating management experience. The publication explores what sets management experience apart from knowledge gained as a farm laborer and reviews how you can gain experience regardless of whether you currently work on a farm or are starting a new business. Management experience can be required to access services and to gain eligibility for some USDA programs. This bulletin is part of Michigan State University’s Beginning Farmers DEMaND (Developing and Educating Managers and New Decision-makers) series. This series of publications is designed to help beginning farmers learn about financial and business management strategies that will assist them in developing into the next managers and decision-makers on the farm.