Department of Agricultural Economics Extension

Evaluating Farm Financial Performance Using Farm Financial Ratios

Learn about farm financial ratios, how to calculate these ratios, using benchmarks to measure performance, and ways of dealing with financial stress.

Video / Audio only

PPT/ PPT handout PDF

Software tools

 Evaluating Farm Financial Performance: Introduction / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT          OSU Ratio Tool
 Evaluating Farm Financial Performance: Case Farm / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Evaluating Farm Financial Performance: Drill Purchase / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Evaluating Farm Financial Performance: Dealing with Financial Stress / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Case discussion


OSU Publications

  • Financial Stress Testing webinar (This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA and the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center.)
  • Farm Finance Forecast webinar
  • Evaluating Financial Performance and Position
  • Farm and Ranch Financial Trends Worksheet
  • Farm and Ranch Stress Test
  • Quicken for Farm and Ranch Financial Records
  • Evaluating Options for Change
  • Taking Charge in Stressful Times
  • Farm Family Decision-Making
  • Coping with Restructuring or Loss of the Farm
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Other Publications

  • Farm Financial Ratios and Guidelines
  • Websites

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