Management Info

Index of Illinois Land Values

Farmdoc chart and PDF of historical Illinois land values from 1912 to the present. Learn more...


FAST Tools

FAST (Farm Analysis Solution Tools) are a suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets designed to assist those in agriculture make better decisions via user-friendly computer programs. FAST aids users in performing financial analysis, assessing investment decisions, and evaluating the impacts of various management decisions.  Learn more...

Machinery Cost Estimates


Rural contains many articles on taxes aimed at farm and land owners. The articles are written by Extension Specialists. Many of them are involved in the Extension Income Tax Advisory Committee. The site also contains a completed example of a farm return. This was a direct response to the removal of the example return from Pub 225 by the IRS.