The 2020 Farm Resource Guide is now available upon request at many University of Minnesota Extension county offices across the state.

This resource guide includes a variety of useful farm business management information:

  • Custom rates,

  • Average farmland rental rates by county,

  • Flexible rental agreements,

  • Lease forms for cash rent and share rent arrangements,

  • Farmland sales information for all counties in Minnesota,

  • Information on charges for custom feeding, commodity storage, leasing buildings and various bin rental rates,

  • Current information on pasture rental rates and tree timber values,

  • Marketing information along with recent cost trends for Minnesota,

  • Commodity price probabilities for corn, soybeans, alfalfa hay, straw, grass hay, hogs and cattle,

  • Corn and soybean yields by county,

  • Feedlot rule highlights and information on manure agreement and easements, and

  • Examples of manure spreading lease and land application agreement forms.

Those who would like their own copy of the Farm Resource Guide may contact David Bau via email at or call 507-372-3900, ext. 3906. For specific Farm Resource Guide information, contact Crow Wing County Extension at 218-824-1065. For more farm business information, visit