Authors as Published

 Kim Morgan, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech ; Peter Callan, Extension Agent, Farm Business Management, Virginia Cooperative Extension Culpeper County Office ; Allyssa Mark, Program Associate, Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program ;Kim Niewolny, Associate Professor, Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech ; Theresa Nartea, Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Virginia State University ; Kelli Scott, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Montgomery County Office ; Jim Hilleary, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Loudoun County Office 

This publication is available in an enhanced digital version and PDF.

 There are many factors to consider before starting a new farm enterprise. Financial management is an important component in the startup and decision-making processes for beginning farmers. The purpose of this series of publications is to inform Virginia agribusiness owners and managers about farm financial risk management tools, techniques, and resources available to help them prepare and use a financial systems approach for their operations. 

Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

October 19, 2016