Farming to Win is a farm business management program designed to improve the financial management expertise and goal-setting skills of the farm business manager. The course consists of eight one day seminars spread over two years, with consultations available upon completion of the program. It was discovered that there was no significant relationship between personal and farm characteristics of participants and the knowledge gained as a result of taking the course. Personal traits used in the study include age, education and farm management experience. Farm characteristics utilized are farm size, land ownership, farm type, recent land purchases, recent land sales, and debt/asset ratio. In addition it was determined that the amount of knowledge gained in the goal and financial aspects of the course was significantly less than the importance rating given to these aspects.



farming to win, business management program, financial management, goal-setting skills

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