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University of Illinois Extension serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties

Champaign County
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
Email: uie-cfiv@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 11:30 - 12:30pm)

INEP Office
201 W. Kenyon Road
Suite 3
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-353-0740
FAX: 217-351-2019

Iroquois County
916 W Seminary Ave
P.O. Box 163
Onarga, IL 60955-0163
Phone: 815-268-4051
FAX: 815-268-4058
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Vermilion County
3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: 217-442-8615
FAX: 217-442-8628
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12-1pm)

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

This "Business" of Agriculture

FarmDoc is your quick link for everything from markets to FAST (Farm Analysis Solution Tools) - Microsoft Excel spread sheets designed to help the agribusiness person make better decisions.

One stop shopping is what you get when you navigate to "Local Food Systems & Small Farms" website!

2016 Farmland Price Outlook

2017 Cash Rent Trends: Decision making tools you need now!

Fluctuating markets and uncertain yields make it difficult to arrive at a fair cash rental rate in advance of each crop year; some owner and tenants use Flexible Lease Agreements or the new Fixed Cash Lease (Short Form for One Year). You can download the proper Farm Crop Share Form and/or the Cash Rent Agreements from here.

Cash Rent or Crop Share Lease? "Comparing Net Returns for Alternative Leasing Arrangements" will help you to make an informed decision concerning the best option for your situation.

Farm Lease "Termination Notice" information.

What are current wages for farm labor? check out Pages 1-2 and 7 of the USDA Farm Labor Publication. For east central Illinois refer to the Cornbelt 1 Region.

The new 2016 Iowa Farm Custom Rates are now available!

You can also view the 2015 Iowa Custom Rates. The complete Illinois Farm Management Handbook is also available on FARMDOC.

Questions? Contact Melissa Ann Steiner Kuhl, Publicity and Promotion Specialist at msteine3@illinois.edu

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