Upcoming Financial Skills Workshops, November 2013Fearless Farm Finances, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute November 15-16, 2013 - LaCrosse, Wisconsin Badgerland Financial, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service and University of Wisconsin-Extension recently announced that they are offering a training session for farmers interested in learning about farm financial management. This program will be a dynamic, interactive session led by four experienced teachers with diverse farm finance backgrounds. Topics covered over the two days will include: setting your farm financial goals; understanding your farm through the standard reports of income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows; using enterprise budgets; data collection, budgeting and monitoring; and understanding profitability. Learn more here. NGFN Webinar: Assessment Tools for Improving Farmer Financial Skills November 21, 2013 This webinar from the National Good Food Network focuses on three assessment-centered tools and programs. First, a tool for farmer trainers themselves - to assess the strengths of the trainer's knowledge as well as assess students' knowledge at the outset and their subsequent progress. Second, how Annie's Project integrates such an assessment tool as a part of the curriculum. And third, an entry level training tool that walks farmers through farm business cash flow analysis in an approachable way. Register here.