Course: Finances and the Farm - Education Only

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

This hands-on and self-paced course is designed for educational purposes and does not fulfill Farm Service Agency (FSA) borrower's requirements. There are seven lessons: Recordkeeping, Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Enterprise Budgeting, Cash Flow, Goal Setting and Managing Family Living Expenses. The course includes 4 hours of material across 26 different videos.  Interactive reviews, activities, and quizzes help participants practice and apply what they are learning. 

Participants will:
  • Understand the structure of a balance sheet, income statement, enterprise budgets, and cash flow
  • Choose either Cattle & Crops or CSA & Farmers Market case farm to complete quizzes to check understanding and practice using these financial statements in a real-world setting
  • 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
If you need FSA borrower's training financial credit, click this link to go to the course approved for borrower's training.  Coursework will be graded, and a certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the final exam that could be provided to a leader, employer, etc.

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

 Course Details:

Self-paced: Finish within 180 days from registration.
Enrollment Fee : $100.00

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are not available for this program