Welcome to Financial Risk Management for Specialty Crop Farmers! This self-directed course was designed specifically for specialty crop producers with a few years of experience running a farm business, though the information is applicable to farmers at many stages of development. The content presented here was drawn largely from a text developed by The Land Connection and written by farmers and professionals serving farmers. That text can be downloaded here.
The modules presented in this course follow the chapters from that text, covering (1) Financial Analysis & Planning, (2) Accessing Capital, (3) Accessing Farmland, (4) Insurance, (5) Business Management, and (6) Long-term Planning. Each module is broken into a series of 3-5 lessons that are supplemented with videos, links, and resources for further reading. Most lessons also include a short quiz to check your learning.