Farm-Based Beverages    Local Foods    Dairy Food Processing    Urban Agriculture    Emerging Crops    Farm Strategic Planning
  Harvest New York Facebook Page Harvest NY Twitter

Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis (DFBS)

June 19, 2014
Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis (DFBS)

The objective of the Dairy Farm Business Summary (DFBS) is to enable producers to:
  • analyze their financial situation
  • set future goals
  • make sound financial decisions
The DFBS also allows producers to compare their business to an average of other producers.

"The DFBS has enabled our farm to make solid business decisions on expansions and monitoring income and expenses comparing ourselves to other farms in our area, state and country. Without the DFBS, we believe we will lose critical information that keeps us competitive and eventually lead to an unstable food supply in our region and statewide." -- Mark Stanton, farm operator of 360-cow dairy farm in Albany County, DFBS participant for 20 years.

Records submitted by dairy farmers provide the basis for extension education programs for farmers, applied research studies and classroom teaching. Individual farm data are kept strictly confidential. Participation in the project is free of charge for New York farmers.

The summary and analysis report that producers receive includes:
  • progress of the farm business
  • income statement
  • profitability analysis
  • balance sheet
  • balance sheet analysis
  • statement of owner equity
  • annual cash flow statement
  • repayment analysis
  • cropping program analysis
  • dairy analysis
  • capital & labor efficiency analysis
  • receipts & expenses per cow & per cwt.


DFBS Sample Report (pdf; 60KB)


calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Raspberries 101 Workshop

April 1, 2020
5:30 PM
Warsaw, NY

Have you ever wanted to grow raspberries, but didn't know where to start? This course hosted by CCE Wyoming County will help you get started, from selecting and preparing a planting site, to choosing varieties and planting them. You will also learn about trellis systemsand systems and how to prune and fertilize the plants through the seasons. 
view details

Announcements

New Dairy Processing Specialist Joins Harvest NY

We are pleased to announce that Karen Ospina has joined the Harvest NY team as a Regional Dairy Processing Specialist. Karen is a native of Colombia, and a graduate of Fundacion Universitaria San Martin in Bogota, Colombia. While in Colombia, Karen worked for Alqueria S.A. specializing in milk production quality and control, and also worked for Bayer S.A. as a Veterinarian in the Biosecurity Program for milk production.

Karen will be working with Anika Zuber Gianforte to support the NYS dairy processing industry, and will cover the eastern portion of the state. 

NYC Market Growers Update

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Urban Agriculture Program offers an email publication, NYC Market Growers Update. This occasional publication is focused on production-oriented resources for NYC urban farmers who are growing for market or growing at a similar scale. 

>>Sign up for the NYC Market Growers Update
 

TESTIMONIALS  |  RESOURCES  |  SITE MAP