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Conference Name Heart of the Farm - Green Fields (Financial Management 101)

nate Splett


The UW Cooperative Extension and the Center for Dairy Profitability (CDP) have offered Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture (HOF), and Annie’s Project workshops to introduce farm women to farm risk management since 2002. Evaluations indicated farm women wanted more in-depth skill development in financial risk management. In response, the Heart of the Farm – Green Fields workshop concentrates on the ´structure´ of financial statements and links them to ´analysis´ by applying select FFSC financial measures. The novel concept of *Green Fields* places the workshop in the context of financial ´stewardship´ of farm businesses resources, and introduces the emerging sustainability concepts into financial management. This program mentors farm women in their goal to make informed risk management decisions in a sustainable farm business environment. In this session you will experience the hands-on curriculum that incorporates financial statement information and sustainability concepts. We will share how the marketing and delivery methods helped transform the workshop design/delivery for more effective learning.