Center for Farm Financial Management

Collaborators & Programs

With the help of the following collaborators, the Center for Farm Financial Management continues to develop and distribute outstanding tools and educational materials for agricultural producers and professionals.

  • Agricultural Business Management educators within the University of Minnesota Extension Service
  • Division of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Education, University of Minnesota
  • FINPACK State Extension Leaders in over 40 states and several foreign countries
  • Extension Risk Management Education Regional Centers
  • MNSCU's Farm Business Management Education Program
  • Farm Business Management Programs in Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin
  • Minnesota Soybean Growers
  • Cenex Harvest States, Country Hedging, Inc


Beyond software development and creation and delivery of educational workshops, the Center for Farm Financial Management also devotes time and resources to the following programs:

Farm Financial Management

  • FINPACK Training
  • Business Planning Curriculum
  • Strategic Planning
  • Farm Business Analysis
  • Credit Analysis
  • Financial Benchmarking

Commodity Marketing

Risk Management Education

CFFM's efforts in risk management education are both national and in-state in scope. CFFM is the home of the Digital Center for Risk Management Education which provides leadership, logistical support and software development to the Regional Centers for Extension Risk Management Education nationally. Within Minnesota, CFFM provides leadership and programming in crop insurance and commodity marketing education.

Uniform Farm Management Project

A project to develop a multi-state database of farm financial benchmarks. This project provides support to farm management associations and farm business management education programs in several states to expand and enhance their educational programs in farm financial management.

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers

CFFM provides the umbrella coordination for this USDA program to provide technical assistance for farmers and fishermen experiencing adverse financial stress due to import competition. ( Visit the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers website)




CFFM Initiatives


The premier farm financial planning and analysis software, with versions for producers, lenders, and educators. Now available: commercial credit analysis


FINBIN is the largest and most accessible source of farm financial and production benchmark information in the world

Ag Risk Education Library
Ag Risk Library

The Ag Risk & Farm Management Library collects, categorizes and organizes thousands of Agriculture Risk and Farm Management documents, videos and presentations to help you find the information you need


AgPlan helps rural business owners develop a business plan. Everyone can use AgPlan—for FREE


AgTransitions helps farmers and ranchers develop a plan to transition their business to the next generation

Grain Marketing
Grain Marketing

Ed Usset attempts to separate the wheat from the chaff in the often confusing world of grain marketing

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