Finances and the Farm- Online Class

Seven Lessons: Recordkeeping, Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Enterprise Budgets, Cash Flow,
Goal Setting and Managing Family Living Expenses


This self-paced course can be taken for education-only, or to fulfill FSA borrower's requirements. 

You have six months from registration to complete. 

The course includes 4 hours of material across 26 different videos.

Participants will:

  • Understand the structure of a balance sheet, income statement, enterprise budgets, and cash flow
  • Choose either Cattle/Crops or CSA/Farmer’s 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 your own operation
  • Set goals for your operation
  • Learn how to make changes to avoid financial difficulties


  • $300 for Farm Service Agency Borrower's training credit class. 
  • $100 for education only. 

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.

Taught by Robin Reid, K-State Extension Farm Economist, and LaVell Winsor, K-State Farm Analyst


REGISTER - Education Only $100

REGISTER - FSA Borrower Training - $300


Dates & Location
Tuesday, December 31, 2024


This is an on-going course. There is no deadline. Participants have six months from registering to complete the course. 

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