The Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association is a membership-led organization of farms throughout southwestern Minnesota. The focus is entirely on improving members' farm financial management skills, knowledge, and success.

The association provides members with analysis, confidential peer farm benchmarking, individual consultations and direct connections to University research and expertise.

A group of farmers in southwestern Minnesota founded the SWFBMA in 1939 to help area farmers implement better farm management practices and keep accurate records. Today, the association is based out of the Southwest Research & Outreach Center and is affiliated with University of Minnesota Extension Agricultural Business Management and the Center for Farm Financial Management.


Association members pay a fee for individualized farm management assistance and access to educational opportunities throughout the year. Association field staff work directly with members to improve record keeping and provide a comprehensive farm financial and profitability analysis.

There are currently over 110 farm members in the Southwest Farm Business Management Association. Learn more about the benefits of membership.

Contact Information:

23669 130th Street, Lamberton MN 56152
Office Phone:  507-752-5081

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Lets Talk Crops

12/08/2022 - 09:11
Pull up a chair and join in or bring the conversation with you as you go about your day. Whatever works best for you, join us this winter to discuss some of the key issues and questions around commodity crop production facing Minnesota farmers today through the “Strategic Farming: Let’s Talk Crops” webinar series.

Multi-Generational Farm Transition Retreat (Mankato)

11/28/2022 - 15:45

This interactive farm transition program is focused on helping farm families dive deeper into conversations about

  • Family and business goals
  • Job responsibilities
  • Financial needs of farms and families
  • Inheritance considerations
  • Mechanisms of transfer

State of MN 2021 Ag Drought Relief Program

06/15/2022 - 16:54

Applications open June 21 and there will be a short application window. Start assembling your documentation for this program if it applies to you.

The 2021 Agricultural Drought Relief Program (ADRoP) reimburses Minnesota livestock farmers and specialty crop producers for expenses related to the 2021 drought. Eligible farmers and producers may receive up to $7,500 for actual expenses incurred after June 1, 2021, and before May 23, 2022.