Course: 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 and production 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 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

This course is approved for FSA borrower's training financial and production credits for Kansas residents. 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.

 Course Details:

Self-paced: Finish within 180 days from registration.
Enrollment Fee : $300.00

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are not available for this program