Cultivating Your Farm Future

 

To register click here or call the Extension Office at 715-232-1636

Your Farm’s Future: A blueprint to move your farm forward

Program for farmers to plan and prepare for the future of their business

 

February 21st from 10am – 2:30pm at Loopy’s Grill and Saloon, 10691 Cty Hwy X/Business Hwy 29,  Chippewa Falls.

 

Directions: From Dunn County, take Hwy 12 East until exit 72.  Turn left onto WI-29 BUS E.  Destination will be on the right after 4 miles.

 

Program Audience: Farmers, farm owners/operators, farm families; multi-generation

 

Program Objectives:

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.

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