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Minnesota Beginning Farmer Institute

  • Are you a young farmer taking over an existing operation?
  • Have you just started your own farm?
  • Do you want more clarity about what your banker wants to see or what goals you have for your farm?
  • Do you want to better understand business deductions?
  • Do you want help with grain marketing?
  • Do you want a farm business refresher?

The Minnesota Beginning Farmer Institute can help.

The Minnesota Beginning Farmer Institute is a four-part course that uses an interactive approach to learning about farm management topics. Each workshop will have educational handouts and presentations.

Learning objectives

  • Understand components and use of business plans and goals.
  • Understand components and use of taxes and business entities, including expenses and deductions.
  • Understand components and use of financial statements and record keeping, including balance sheets, income statements and cash flows.
  • Understand grain marketing and land rent, including the cost of production.

Who is the audience for this program?

Farmers at the beginning of their farming careers—whether starting a new operation or transitioning into an existing operation. It will also be useful to those who'd like a farm business management refresher.

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time. See other Agriculture business events from Extension.

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