SAG 142   Small Farm Business Planning and Management (3 Hours)

This course provides a comprehensive overview of small farm business planning and management and will equip students with the skills and tools needed to operate a farm enterprise. Instruction will cover enterprise selection, goal setting, resource assessment, farm analysis, budgeting and bookkeeping (including tax forms), production costs, risk management, and other management principles. Students will gain knowledge of popular software tools used to track enterprise budgets and manage records. Students will conduct a whole farm analysis of a real-world farm business and develop production recommendations based on their findings.