Farm Business Management

A one on one student led program, designed to help the farmer student in financial and business management

Our Mission

To deliver management education for decision making that achieves an individual’s business goals.

Vision for the Farming Future

To provide educational opportunities for students to be successful in a competitive agricultural environment.

FBM Guiding Principles
  • Improved Quality of Life in Rural communities
  • Achievement of Student Goals
  • Awareness of the Global Importance of Agriculture
  • Integrity in Student Interaction
  • Timely and Student Focused Programming
Introduction To

Farm Business Management

Farm business management programs are designed to provide education to farm owners and operators or persons interested in farming. The purpose of the program is to assist students in meeting their business and personal goals.

This is best accomplished through the use of quality records and sound business decisions. Effective financial management in the business is the best way for the business to maintain that competitive edge.

Participating Colleges


Find An Instructor

Every instructor at our partner colleges is an experienced member of the farming community. They are available to consult with you on financial and management needs.

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Farm Transition

To encourage the continued growth of new generations of farmers, resources are available to help beginning, transitioning, and retiring farmers ensure future success.

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Rural Mental Health

Minnesota has taken great strides to ensuring the mental well-being of our farmers. If you're in need of assistance, call and speak with someone today.

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Farm Business Management Map

Farm Data Reports

These reports summarize the individual farm records of farms in Minnesota that are enrolled in Farm Management Education programs. The current financial status of farm operators and net returns from each crop enterprise is reported. In addition to the average of all farms, the averages for the high and low net income groups are also presented. To insure anonymity, only averages of five or more farms are reported.

Historic Reports

FBM Resources

Water Quality Scholarship Resources

Water Quality FBM Scholarship 

MAWQCP Brochure 12.7.20

MAWQCP FBM Scholarship Flyer

MAWQCP FBM Scholarship Policy 

MAWQCP FBM Scholarship Press Release


2021 FBM Farmer Benchmarking Survey 

State Farm Business Management Brochure

FBM Annual Calendar

2020 Mr. Snodgrass Webinar flyer

2020 Dr Kohls Webinar flyer 

Kohl Newsletter Volume # 92- Views and Perspectives from Cyberville

Soil Health Project


2019.10.10 Cates FBM soil health intro

(New)Application for FBM Soil Health Scholarship

(Existing)Application for FBM Soil Health Scholarship

Paycheck Protection Program -overview 

Paycheck Protection Program application info

Paycheck Protection Program -borrower fact-sheet

Paycheck Protection Loan Estimator – Revised

Paycheck Protection Application- Borrower 


FBM Beginning Farmer Scholarship Form

FBM Organic Scholarship

Program Syllabus- MN FBM 2018 

FBM Organic video 

FBM Closeout Resources

2020 Closeout Manual

FINAN Screenshots 

FINPACK Benchmarking closeout manual and trainings

FINPACK updates

Handling Gov’t Payments in the Analysis – 11.20 handout 

2020 Alexandria Closeout Prices

2020 Alexandria Closeout Planning 

2020 CLC Closeout Prices

2020 Northland Closeout Prices

SCC Montgomery Inventory Prices 2021 

Faribault 2021 Inventory values

2020 Riverland Closeout Prices 

2020 MinnWest Closeout Prices 

Special Sorts Checklist – Jan2020

FBM On-Line Meetings

FBM Statewide Advisory April 14th 9:30 am- 12:00 pm – virtual

Dec. 18 closeout procedures

Dec. 4 Teaching Tips for COVID-19 times

Eric Snodgrass Webinar Recording

Handling New Government Payments in 2020 Analysis – screen shots

HANDOUT – Handling New Government Payments for 2020 Analysis

October 9th FBM Meeting

October 23 FBM Meeting


Minnesota Department of Agriculture


Minnesota ROPS Rebate Program

Minnesota Farm Safety Resources

Commodity Marketing video

Beginning Farmer Resources

Agriculture Business Management

Seeking land and farmers

Farmer Education

Financial Assistance and Loans

Mentors & Networks

MDA beginning farmer websites


Beginning & Transition Farmer Resources 

Learn more on our Farm Transition page

Learn more on our Emerging Farmer page/Página de agricultores emergentes.