Event: Finances and the Farm - FSA Credit

Finances and the Farm: An online class to enhance your farm management skills

This hands-on and self-paced course is designed to fulfill Farm Service Agency (FSA) borrower's financial requirements. There are six lessons: Recordkeeping, Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow, Goal Setting and Managing Family Living Expenses. The course includes 3.5 hours of material across 21 different videos and 2 hours of bonus content.

Participants will:
  • Understand the structure of a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow
  • Choose either Cattle/Crops or CSA/Farmers Market case farm to complete hands-on financial activities
  • Be prepared to use financial management techniques for their own operation
  • Set goals for their operation
  • Learn how to make changes to avoid financial difficulties

The course also provides you access to bonus content which includes:
  • Cost of Production
  • Grain Marketing
  • Family Communication
  • Managing Farm Stress

This course is approved for FSA borrower's training financial credit. Coursework will be graded, and a certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the final exam.

Course taught by Robin Reid, K-State Extension Farm Economist, and LaVell Winsor, K-State Farm Analyst.

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