Business Management

 

Please follow the links below to business management information:

 

AgStar Financial Timber Margin Manager tool

The AgStar Financial Timber Margin Manager Tool enables you to: model your current forestry operation; create a financial history for up to three years; make projections & model "what-if" scenarios and guide your forestry operation decisions for future years.
Timber Manager Tool Intro Video
Timber Manager Tool

 

Tree$ & Taxe$ - A summary of questions and answers related to the income tax issues of growing and harvesting trees.
(Courtesy of Tree Farming for BetterFORESTS Magazine and Geary Searfoss)

 

PATH: Free Logging Cost Spreadsheet Utility - Planning & Analysis in Timber Harvesting (PATH) is a free spreadsheet utility created by Northeast Forests, LLC. PATH was funded by a grant from the by the Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC), Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, U.S. Forest Service. PATH is intended to help loggers benchmark their costs and compare cost structures of alternative mixes of equipment and utilization rates. PATH has had close to 6,000 downloads and has been well received in workshops.


Responding to Change - Financial Tools & Planning Workshop Resources


(Courtesy of AgStar Financial Services and Lookout Ridge Consulting)
Business Succession Illustrations
Cash Flow and Projection Worksheet
Key Financial Signals
Long Range Planning Concepts
Resources
Sample Cash Flow Analysis
Working Capital Handout


Sample Business Plans


(Prepared for: Mt. Wachusett Community College-Gardner, MA by: Fish Park Consulting. Funding provided by: USDA Forest Service; Wood Education and Resource Center Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry-Princeton, WV)
Large Logging Company with Mechanization
Small Logging Company with Minimal Equipment
Small Logging Company with Minimal Equipment 2
Small Logging Company with Minimal Equipment Seeking Financing
Small Logging Company with Minimal Equipment Generational Transfer
Small Logging Company with Minimal Equipment Internal
Small Logging Company Startup
Existing Operation Exploring Fuel Chip Feasibility


Templates


(Prepared for: Mt. Wachusett Community College-Gardner, MA by: Fish Park Consulting. Funding provided by: USDA Forest Service; Wood Education and Resource Center Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry-Princeton, WV)
Small Scale Logging Startup Income/Expense Workbook
Logging Company Income/Expense Workbook
Logging Company Income/Expense Statement
Forestry Company Income/Expense Workbook
Forestry Company Income/Expense Statement
Tree Farm Income/Expense Workbook
Chipping Income/Expense Workbook

 

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Minnesota Logger Education Program - 1111 Cloquet Ave; Suite 7 - Cloquet MN 55720

Phone (218) 879-5633 - Fax (218) 879-5261