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Although a broad subject, farm management functions are generally described as planning, implementation and control. In the planning stage, managers focus on mission/vision/goals for the business, projected financial statements, enterprise budgets, whole-farm planning, market planning, investment and financial planning, tax considerations, farm business entities, and risk management. The implementation stage addresses acquiring and managing resources, including land, labor, management, and capital assets such as breeding livestock, machinery and equipment. Strategies for acquisition range from purchases with outside financing to leasing to custom hiring. The control process involves developing and maintaining a farm information system but also production, market and financial controls. We have developed in-depth websites to address some specific areas:

Links to great farm management resources at other universities:

The resources that are posted on this Farm Financial Management Resources website are more general ones that did not fit into one of these specific sites. Resources are grouped by subject or function under the tabs at left.