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 https://attra.ncat.org/webinars/.

Webinar

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.

Topics

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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