AEC Program Contacts

Heather LaBoyteaux

FSA Borrower Training

Are you trying to juggle your farm, your family, your money and your time?

Ask yourself:

  • Does your farm business run as smoothly as you'd like for it to?
  • Do you know all you need to know about balance sheets, income statements, and other kinds of financial statements?
  • Can you really tell if your crops and livestock are making money for you?

The FSA Borrower Training Workshop can help you to:

  • Identify priorities: how to set goals for yourself, your family and the farm
  • Manage your finances: find ways to farm more profitably
  • Keep good records: how to keep and use records for your farm and your family
  • Seek out resources: where to go for help when you need it
  • Think things through: how to make good decisions using what you've learned

The FSA Borrower Training Workshop will be taught by the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University and is designed to satisfy the FSA borrower training program requirements.

Workshop information

This farm management workshop will help you learn how to juggle the components of a modern farming operation: business planning, financial management, and production practices.

This training is open to all farmers but is specifically designed to meet the FSA requirements for the Borrower Training Program which became law in 1994.


Borrowers have two years from the time of new loans to complete the training. FSA borrowers will need to attend and participate in all workshops to keep their FSA loans.


The workshop costs $400 and involves 20 contact hours.

Workshop Schedule

Workshops are scheduled based on participant requests.

For more information, contact Heather LaBoyteaux in the Department of Agricultural Economics by email at or by phone at 859-257-3266.

Disabilities accomodated with prior notification. Educational program of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.