Welcome to Farm Profitability! 

By working with the Ohio Farm Benchmarking Program, we will complete a financial analysis of your farming operation.  This analysis will help you understand where your areas of profitability are in the business.  We will give you tools to understand the numbers behind your analysis, and will show you how to use them to further your success.  Finally, you will be able to compare your farm business to similar businesses across Ohio to see how you stack up to the competition.  

FINAN Registration Forms: Fillable PDF  |  PDF  |  Word Doc

  • Financial Analysis (FINAN) analyzes your farm business through the use of balance sheets, income statements and enterprise analysis.

FINLRB Registration Forms: Fillable PDF  |  PDF  |  Word Doc

  • Financial Long Range Budget Planning (FINLRB) helps to evaluate and explore projections to make responsible financial choices regarding future management options of your farm.


Now is the perfect time to start farm business analysis.  For more information, contact a Technician near you:

Clark County | 937.440.3945 |  David Jenner   jenner.12@osu.edu

Defiance County | 419.231.0517 |  Mary Wilhelm   wilhelm.137@osu.edu

Huron County | 419.668.8219 |   Marilyn Kamm  kamm.21@osu.edu

Mahoning County | 330.581.1420 |  Christina Pfaff   pfaff.58@osu.edu

Pickaway County | 740.815.2401 |  Trish Levering  levering.43@osu.edu


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Green | Technician Host Counties

Red | Mahoning County - Main Office

Grey | Consultants (Former FBA Employees)




  1. Farm Business Podcast

    Mar 28, 2019

    Curious as to what's involved in a Farm Business Analysis?  If so, check out our podcast HERE

  2. Helping farmers know their bottom line

    Mar 12, 2019

    LOUISVILLE, Ohio—In this rural town, a short drive from Canton, Ohio, Mark Thomas had been running a 400-cow dairy farm for years.

  3. Crop Production Costs - Do you know yours? A quick look at the 2016 Ohio Farm Business Analysis

    Feb 27, 2018


    Dianne ShoemakerHaley Shoemaker

    Which number is closest to your total direct and overhead cost of production per bushel of corn: $3.08, $4.17, or $6.21? Do you know? Forty-two farms completed their 2016 farm business and crop enterprise analysis in 2017. The four lowest cost producers averaged $3.08 per bushel, the median COP was $4.17, and the four highest cost producers averaged $6.21 per bushel.