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Program is intended for farmers interested in planning and preparing for the future of their business in the current challenging economy.

The “Cultivating Your Farm Future: A blueprint to move your farm forward” program is intended for farmers interested in planning and preparing for the future of their business in the context of current challenging economic conditions. Farmers may need to further develop and/or re-evaluate the goals for their business, which may include additional family members, and better understanding of financial information.

Participants will learn to prepare and plan for the future of their farm business:
1. Improve understanding the use of financial information to aid in farm business planning;
2. Increase their awareness of cost of production practices.

Program Agenda:
9:30am - Registration
9:45am - Introductions/Program Overview
10:00am - Farm Business Blueprint: A conceptual three step process on how you can begin to prepare and plan for your farms future.
10:30am - Family Business Dynamics: developing your goals and vision for family business. During this interactive session, participants will review family goals needed to be discussed before visiting an attorney. Everyone on your team should know what to accomplish before visiting an attorney (skit and discussion)
11:30am - Lunch/break
12:00pm - Farm Financial Basics – Katie Wantoch, Agriculture Agent, Extension Dunn County
1:00pm - Cost of Production Analysis – Jerry Clark, Agriculture Agent, Extension Chippewa County & Simon Jette-Nantel, Farm Management Specialist
2:00pm - Evaluation and closing remarks (local educator)
2:30pm - Adjourn
Registration for the workshop is $15 per person. To register, obtain a brochure, or for more information, contact Extension Dunn County at 715-232-1636.
This program is partially funded by the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability and the UW-Extension FARM Team.


Feb 21 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Loopy's Grill & Saloon