Income tax time is just around the corner and farmers need to start getting prepared. A good resource that can help is the free Farmer’s Tax Guides available at your local University of Missouri Extension center. There is a free publication and is very helpful in explaining tax-related issues. Whether you file your own taxes or hire a professional tax preparer, you still need to understand the basic farm income tax principles. To request one of these free publications stop by your local MU Extension Center and for farm, tax questions contact your local Agricultural Business Specialists, Amie Breshears [email protected], Joni Harper [email protected], Raysha Tate [email protected], and Wesley Tucker [email protected].