MOSES received funding from the the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program to develop resources on farm financial management for new and beginning sustainable farmers. The result is this easy-to-use resource book, Fearless Farm Finances. In addition, we have compiled a list of useful resources about farm financial management. Click on the links above for more information.
Fearless Farm Finances: Farm Financial Management Demystified
This book will help you understand how to manage the financial aspects of your farm. It includes instructions, tips and tools--plus real-life examples from successful farmers and sample data from fictitious farmer
"Otto B. Organic."
To purchase the book:
a. visit our secure online bookstore; or
b. download an order form to print and mail to MOSES with your check or credit card information; or
c. order 6 or more copies using the bulk order form to receive a volume discount.
What readers are saying about Fearless Farm Finances:
"What a fantastic, user-friendly tool for farm businesses! With interesting and practical examples and easy-to-use worksheets, this book is a must-have for new and not-so-new farmers."
Jan Joannides, Executive Director, Renewing the Countryside
"I've been searching for a good way to learn more about this aspect of farming. This book is so clear, straightforward and easy to understand--like turning a light on! It all sounds so simple, like it never needed to be so hard!"
Kim Cassano, The Rustic Table Meat CSA, Catawba, Wis.
“It is an excellent book/resource and one that I frequently reference. The section on QuickBooks is quite valuable.”
Jenny Vanderlin, Assistant Director, Center for Dairy Profitability, UW-Madison/Extension
Organizations using Fearless Farm Finances in training programs:
Dakota Rural Action, Brookings, S.D.
Farmer Veteran Coalition, Davis, Calif.
Iowa State University Extension, Ames, Iowa
Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development, Amana, Iowa
Michigan State University Organic Farmer Training Program, Holt, Mich.
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy, Wis.
National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), Fayetteville, Ark.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, Wis.
Practical Farmers of Iowa, Ames, Iowa
Stateline Farm Beginnings at Angelic Organics, Ill.
University of Arkansas Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, Fayetteville, Ark.
University of Nebraska Extension, Auburn, Neb.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Dairy Profitability, Madison, Wis.
University of Wisconsin-Madison School for Beginning Livestock and Dairy Farmers, Madison, Wis.
Wis. Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Madison, Wis.
Wisconsin Technical College System, statewide Wisconsin
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