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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Farm Financial Analysis Training and Interpretation Webinars

Mar 11, 2015, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Dianne Shoemaker, OSU Extension field specialist, dairy production economics

Ohio and Cornell are partnering on a farm business and benchmarking project this year. Cornell is focusing its efforts on beef farmers. Ohio’s priorities include crop, beef and dairy farms. To assist educators and consultants completing analyses, a series of three webinars will be held on February 11February 25 and March 11. Mike Baker, beef cattle Extension specialist from Cornell, and Dianne Shoemaker, field specialist, dairy production economics, Ohio State University Extension, will facilitate the sessions.

Topics will include:

  • Data collection quandaries – helping farms find their numbers
  • Defining enterprises
  • Collecting loan information
  • Dealing with purchases and sales
  • Depreciation
  • Enterprise allocation
  • Troubleshooting output
  • Interpreting output and working with farms