Business Planning for Commercial Producers is a comprehensive
curriculum for educators to use in teaching commercial
farm managers to be highly effective business managers.
To be successful, farm managers must either have or
acquire a comprehensive set of strategy, finance,
marketing and risk management tools. Purdue University
has developed this resource, in collaboration with
Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, to teach these
skills. This resource includes:
- extensive writings that explain and apply finance, strategy and marketing to today’s farm businesses.
- 33 PowerPoint presentations with complete presenter’s notes to aid educators in delivery.
- exercises to apply the concepts to participant’s farming operations.
The material on this site is available free of charge. The authors
request that when it is used credit be given where it is due.
Program Developed by
The Center for Food and Agricultural Business
Department of Agricultural Economics
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