Information on financial management of your business, including budgeting, financial life skills, planning, value-added production, price and pricing, and the Farm$en$e workshop.
There is very little grant money available but here are a few resources for loan and grant organizations to help you as you start or grow your farm.
Sometimes I feel as though value-added is promoted as a certain road to success. To maintain and grow an economically viable business we would expect profitability. Value-added is not a risk-free path to achieving profits.
Penn State Law is offering farmers the opportunity to obtain free legal services through its Rural Economic Development Clinic.
Are you looking to start a new food business? Are you an existing business looking for information on how to maximize your profitability?
The basic resources at the manager’s disposal are land, labor, capital (buildings, machinery, equipment, livestock, cash, credit) and management.
Are you aware of the conservation and risk management programs available to your farm?
More Tools and Apps
By Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Lynn Kime
This tool will assist growers with the decision making process of determining the cost of two trellis systems.
More Online Courses
Learn what to consider and how to communicate about succession, retirement, and estate planning; property transfers; and avoiding unnecessary taxes and costs.
When12:00 AM 07/01/2014 - 11:55 PM 06/30/2019
Your Future in Focus Online is a series of webinars designed specifically to lead farming and food entrepreneurs through the process of business planning.
This article for the beginning investor explains what mutual funds are, ways you can make money on mutual funds, the objectives of mutual funds, types of mutual funds, and more.
By Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.
Apples may be grown in many parts of the country and lend themselves well to part-time farming operations.
By Winifred W. Mc Gee, Lynn Kime Length9:40
USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WRFP) benefits diversified crop and livestock farms, insuring all products' combined revenues in one policy.
This article explains fees other than interest that can be assessed on credit cards, including carrying charges, annual fees, cash advance fees, late fees, and transaction fees.
This article explains what a credit card grace period is, why credit users should be concerned about it, and how to find out whether a credit card has a grace period.
This article answers questions about paying credit card bills early and how it can save money.
This article explains free credit reports, how to obtain them, how to read them and interpret your score, and what to do if your credit report has errors.
This publication demonstrates that spending choices must be made with limited dollars. Participants must make choices about housing, utilities, furnishings, food, transportation and other variables.
This publication provides an activity that demonstrates that spending decisions must be made with limited dollars
In November 1997, Pennsylvania voters approved a change in the Commonwealth constitution to allow a method of real property tax relief, a homestead exclusion, to be implemented in Pennsylvania.
This workbook-formerly known as the Fudge-It Budget Book-offers six steps toward managing your family's money.
By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA
This publication emphasizes the natural principles of the no-till system and discusses 14 management techniques for improving soil health.
Spanish translation of UI389.
Join us for FarmSense to learn about the financial statements involved in running a farm business.
Empowering families to get started on their succession plan.
Each year this tour brings unexpected learning opportunities and beneficial networking connections to its participants.