DFBS: A Guide to Processing Dairy Farm Business Summaries in County and Regional Extension Offices for DFBS Version 4.3
Putnam, Linda D.; Knoblauch, Wayne A.
This publication is a guide to using the Dairy Farm Business Summary (DFBS) computer program for analyzing the financial and production performance of individual dairy farm businesses. County Cooperative Extension educators are the intended audience, however, college faculty in other states may also find this publication of value. Farm business summary and analysis projects have long been a basic part of the agricultural Extension program in New York State. Records submitted by New York State dairy farmers provide the basis for many Extension educational programs and the data for applied research studies and classroom teaching. Extension offices have the capability to strengthen their dairy farm business analysis activities by calculating and printing the individual farm summaries for immediate use by the educator and farmer, at any time. After entry in the county, individual farm data are sent to the Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics at Cornell University for additional review prior to calculation of county, regional, and State summaries.