New farm finances webinar online

WASHINGTON — Beginning farmers and anyone else considering farming in the northeast have a new tool for one of agriculture’s most daunting tasks — crunching the numbers.

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), with funding from the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA), has just posted a new webinar that can smooth the road for anyone who is beginning a journey in agriculture and wants to get comfortable with handling finances.

The webinar, Farm Finances: Organizing and Understanding Your Numbers, is available now at


As with any small business, starting a farm requires basic accounting and business-management skills. This webinar helps beginning farmers become familiar with necessary basic accounting techniques and gives them tips on organizing and understanding their numbers.


The topics in the webinar provide a solid overview.

They include:

Clarifying your goals and attaining them.

Determining which resources are necessary for farming. Do you have them?

Organizing your data. What can your numbers teach you?

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