Value Chain

General Information : Financial Assistance and Educational Programs

Rancher's Return Cow/Calf and Backgrounding Analysis Tool
Rancher's Return helps managers to evaluate cow-calf and backgrounding enterprise profitability by calculating production costs, breakeven selling prices, gross margins, and returns to equity. It is available for free download from this web page. 2011$department/softdown.nsf/main?openform&type=RanchersReturn&page=information

AVAC Ltd. website.
AVAC provides pre-commercial development capital for early-stage businesses in Alberta.

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)
A provincial Crown corporation with a private sector Board of Directors that provides producers, agribusinesses and other small businesses loans, crop insurance and farm income disaster assistance. AFSC has provided Alberta farmers with hail insurance for 80 years, and has grown into a diverse corporation with several core business areas, including crop insurance, livestock price insurance, farm loans, commercial loans and farm income disaster assistance.

Web based seminar on a variety of value chain topics. Sponsored by Canadian Farm Business Management Council

Branded Beef: What Happens Behind The Brand?
A list of resources to develop a branded beef program. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2008.$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/bdv12174

Value Chain Management Centre Overview
Training tools for value chain partners available for purchase.

Value Chain: Education/Training
An outline of the Value Chain Management training modules available.$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agp12158

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