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Penn State Extension offers Farm Financial Management Course in February 2019

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January 08, 2019
Penn State Extension offers Farm Financial Management Course in February 2019
Do you desire to learn more about the business side of farming operations? Penn State University Extension is pleased to offer Farm$en$e, a farm financial management course for business owners, agricultural producers and all folks interested in gaining the knowledge to build, and better understand, financial statements. Farm$en$e is a four-session, adult professional development course.  

WHEN: Mon., Feb. 4, 11, 25, 2019
Mon., Mar. 4, 2019 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
WHERE: Penn State Extension Cumberland County
310 Allen Rd.
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013 
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The Farm$en$e course teaches people how to assemble and understand the key farm business financial statements, such as the Statement of Cash Flows, The Balance Sheet, and The Income Statement. Course participants will learn how to use financial records to calculate benchmarks and make informed managerial decisions for the business. These skills will strengthen the farm business and improve relationships with business partners. All agricultural businesses are welcome to attend including: livestock, dairy, horticulture, landscape and nursery, orchard growers, greenhouse operators and vegetable operations. Also, diversified farms producing multiple items can benefit from Farm$en$e. Class participants will receive face-to-face, one-on-one and hands-on business training from acclaimed and experienced Penn State University Extension agriculture business educators. Participants will create their own custom farm financial statements.
This program meets all USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Borrower Training requirements for both production and financial modules to Farm$en$e participants completing all four sessions who have drafted a set of financial statements for their farm. Additionally, this program qualifies for four SmartStart credits from AgChoice Farm Credit.
Registration fee is $350 for one farm participant and $35 additional dollars for each guest of the same farm. This value includes all course material, textbook, hands-on assistance from agribusiness instructors, snacks and a catered lunch all four days. For more information or to register visit https://extension.psu.edu/farm-sense The deadline for registration is Friday, February 1st.  Subsequent classes will be held in various locations across the Pennsylvania during the winter months. For more information on this program and others please contact Penn State Extension Educators John P. Wodehouse jpw20@psu.edu,  Carol Loveland cal24@psu.edu, or Tanya Lamo tel20@psu.edu
The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact John P. Wodehouse  at (610)-696-3500 in advance of your participation or visit.
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