Department of Agricultural Economics Extension

Financing a Farm

In Financial Feasibility, compare and contrast alternative means of gaining use of assets: purchase, lease or custom hire. In Buying Big Ticket Items learn about considerations when making capital investments. In the Evaluating the Drill Purchase video, see an example evaluation of a capital purchase. In the operating lease vs. financial lease video see a comparison between leasing and purchasing a drill.

Video / (Audio only)

PPT/ PPT handout PDF

Software tools

 Financial Feasibility / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Buying Big Ticket Items / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Evaluating the Drill Purchase / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Operating Lease vs. Financial Lease / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Case discussion


OSU Publications

  • Capital Leases
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Oklahoma Farm and Ranch Custom Rates, 2017-2018
  • Oklahoma Pasture Rental Rates: 2016-2017
  • Machinery Ownership versus Custom Harvest
  • Tax Aspects of Leasing
  • Websites

  • Leasing versus buying a car
  • ISU Own Tractor Tool
  • KSU Farmland Purchase Analysis Tool
  • Cow Bid Price Estimate Calculator
  • Ag Risk and Farm Management Library
  • PSU Ag Alternatives Library
  • Enterprise Budgets
  • Oklahoma Land Values
  • Leasing Decision Tools
  • Lease Forms and Tools
  • Purchasing and Leasing Farm Equipment
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