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.
FINPACK+ is CFFM’s flagship credit management software for commercial and agricultural credit analysis. FINPACK is available as a cloud-based Software as a Solution (SaaS) or installed software and is used by lenders, ag professionals, educators and producers.
For Lenders (FINPACK+)
For Ag Professionals
FINPACK is the premier financial planning and analysis program used by farm management professionals to help clients understand their farm finances.
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.
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.
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.
Explore our Planning Tools
Quickly develop a business plan using AgPlan’s templates, custom tips, and resources for each step of the plan.
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.
Use FairRent to evaluate cash, share and flexible rental arrangements to help you bid for land rental tracts with confidence.
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.
Explore our Info Tools
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 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.
Ag Risk & Farm Management Library
The library helps ag producers and professionals locate information and tools on specific ag risk and farm management topics.
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.
Commodity Challenge is a grain trading game which features real-time cash, futures and options quotes for corn, soybeans, and wheat.
Call (612) 625-1964 • Email CFFM@umn.edu