Kauffman, Jonas B.; Smith, Stuart F.
The PRO-DAIRY Financial Data Collection workbook is designed to guide the farm manager through the data collection ·process necessary for completion of a Cornell dairy farm business summary. It was developed for use specifically with the PRO-DAIRY workshop "Managing With Finance," but can be used outside the course as well. Cornell Cooperative Extension's dairy farm business summary (DFBS) program is designed to help you, the farm manager, improve the financial management of your business through appropriate use of historical farm data and the application of business analysis techniques. In short, DFBS identifies the business and financial information farm managers need and demonstrates how it should be used in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the farm business. The workbook is laid out in column format, with each column labeled at the top of the page by a column number. Instructions for completion of each worksheet are offered on the page proceeding the worksheet. The description page (odd numbered) makes reference to the column numbers in explaining how each worksheet (even numbered) should be filled in. In some cases, an example is provided on the description page. In addition to the primary worksheets, there is an Appendix of supplementary worksheets which may be useful for some aspects of the data collection. Column numbers in the appendix are preceded by the letter "A".
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University