Farm Pulse

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Taking the Pulse of Your Farm Business

Register now for January 2020 Introductory Workshops


Farm Pulse Continuum is a new program for farmers interested in learning how to use farm financials to explore their farm business decisions. The Farm Pulse Program provides the framework for informed decision-making for the farm manager.

Introductory workshops will be held annually with County Extension Educators around the state to build awareness of ‘Why Financial Management’. Farmers make many decisions about investments, the use of equity and debt and how much financial risk to take. Farmers can enroll in the full Farm Pulse Program to evaluate their finances and take the pulse of their business and goals for the future.

Overview of Extension’s Farm Pulse Program

Pulse Level 1: Introduction to Financial Management, understanding and analysis of farm financial statements.

  • Introduction to the Financial Model
  • The Farm Business Balance Sheet
  • The Schedule F, Income Statement
  • Financial Analysis using the Balance Sheet and Income Statement ratios
  • Cash flow Statement and Budgeting

Pulse Level II: Building a Vision Strategic Management for Farm Businesses

  • Introduction to strategic business planning and implementation
  • Business planning and contingency planning
  • Financial analysis, with farm records and financial statements


Farm Pulse Continuum 2020 Wisconsin Introductory workshops  

The following Division of Extension county offices will be hosting Farm Pulse Continuum introductory workshops, registration fee of $20 per person or $30 per farm (2 people sharing materials). The workshop will also be offered via a web-based platform ($10 per farm). For additional information and to register contact one of the Extension offices below. Access Disability Accommodations

Date and time Location Registration/Information Contact
Jan. 14, 2020
10 a.m.
St. Croix County Agriculture Services and Education Center
1960 8th Avenue, Suite 140
Extension St. Croix County: (715) 531-1950

The Farm Pulse Program continues with classes scheduled from 6-9 pm at the St Croix County Ag Center on February 5, 12 and 19. Contact Ryan for costs of follow-up meetings.

Jan. 15, 2020
10 a.m.
Abbotsford City Hall
203 N. 1st Street
Extension Marathon County:
(715) 261-1239.
The Farm Pulse Program continues with classes scheduled from 5-8 pm at the Abbotsford City Hall on February 5, 17 and March 4. Sessions cost $40 each (including materials and supper) and are available for $65 when registering for all three.
Jan. 21, 2020
10 a.m.


Multi-purpose Building
11974 Ames Road

Josh Kamps, Extension Lafayette County Agriculture Educator, or
(608) 776-4820
Jan. 22, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Live, on-line webinar or contact Extension Agriculture Educator Stephanie Plaster Stephanie Plaster
(262) 335-4477