Developing tools for Farmers and the Professionals who work with them

The Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota develops software, web applications and educational programs focused on farm financial planning, financial analysis, business planning and commodity marketing for farmers and ranchers, educators, lenders, small business owners and other ag professionals.

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FINPACK+ is CFFM’s flagship credit management software for commercial and agricultural credit analysis. FINPACK is available as a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution or installed software and is used by lenders, ag professionals, educators and producers.


For Lenders (FINPACK+)
FINPACK+ is a complete credit management solution that seamlessly integrates loan processes to reduce origination costs, improve compliance, and speed loan approvals.

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For Ag Professionals

FINPACK is the premier financial planning and analysis program used by farm management professionals to help clients understand their farm finances.

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For Educators

FINPACK is used by hundreds of farm business management instructors, college professors, and Extension educators to help farmers and students learn about farm financial management.

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For Producers

FINPACK allows producers to take charge of their farm finances by providing tools to develop cash flow projections, evaluate income and expenses and plan for future goals.

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Planning Tools

CFFM’s farm management tools are designed to provide farmers, ranchers, and the professionals who work with them the resources necessary to be more successful in whatever aspect of agriculture they have chosen to pursue.

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Quickly develop a business plan using AgPlan’s templates, custom tips, and resources for each step of the plan.

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Create and implement a transition plan to help transition a business to the next generation. Start a plan using the tool’s tips, resources, worksheets, samples and video tutorial.

Visit AgTransitions


Use FairRent to evaluate cash, share and flexible rental arrangements to help you bid for land rental tracts with confidence.

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Educational Tools and Resources

CFFM has numerous farming and ranching resources to help anyone increase their knowledge, explore new areas of agriculture, benchmark their farm and manage risk.

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FINBIN is the largest and most accessible sources of farm financial and production benchmark information in the world with detailed reports on whole farm, crop, and livestock financials.


Farm Answers

Farm Answers is the USDA-NIFA beginning farmer and rancher clearinghouse, providing resources to help someone get started farming, as well as tools to help more seasoned producers succeed.

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Ag Risk & Farm Management Library

The library helps ag producers and professionals locate information and tools on specific ag risk and farm management topics.

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Developing & Interpreting Your Financial Statements and Measures

Learn how to use your financial records to create meaningful financial statements and ratios. Then learn how to interpret and apply those statements and ratios to improve your farm.

Visit IFSaM

Commodity Challenge

Commodity Challenge is a grain trading game which features real-time cash, futures and options quotes for corn, soybeans, and wheat.

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FINPACK Knowledge Base Help
FINPACK Knowledge Base Help

Call (612) 625-1964 • Email