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The Agricultural Business Analyzer is an easy way to create the three key financial statements that measure the health of a business.

How’s business? There’s an app for that

Free online tool can tell you exactly how your farm is doing 
financially and create a financial plan for the coming year

An online tool for analyzing the performance of your farm business has been upgraded, along with some additional user assistance for the software. The Agricultural Business Analyzer is a set of Excel spreadsheets designed for a farm business. It helps producers prepare the three key financial documents: a balance sheet (that measures net worth), income/expense […] Read more

New version of ag business analyzer now available

The online tool can be used to measure a farm’s financial health and identify problem areas

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Agricultural Business Analyzer has recently been upgraded, and user support has been enhanced with a user video tutorial, frequently asked questions, and Microsoft Excel program user tips. The online tool is free and powerful, said farm financial specialist Rick Dehod. “The program can help analyze the financial strength of a farm […] Read more


Getting the lowdown on your farm’s financial health

Simple Farm Ratio Analyzer is a quick way to determine whether your farm is on the right financial track, says farm finance specialist

An Excel program available from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development can help producers assess the financial state of their farm business. The Agricultural Business Analyzer (ABA) Simple Farm Ratio Analyzer gives users a quick idea of the financial health of their farm or ranch as well as a comparison of their business’s ratios to industry […] Read more

Ratio analyzer can analyze your farm business health

Free downloadable program analyzes eight key financial entries

As you review your 2013 farm financials and prepare for 2014, your year-end net worth statement or balance sheet for 2013 becomes your opening net worth statement for 2014,” says Rick Dehod, agricultural farm finance specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “With this current information in hand, it is a good time to look […] Read more