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Douglas County

Farm Finance Workshop

Need help getting a handle on your farm finances?

K-State Research and Extension Douglas County can help you learn more about managing the finances on your farm’s operations this coming winter.

For women, we will be offering a special program called Farm Financial Skills for Kansas Women in Agriculture, in conjunction with the Kansas State University Agricultural Economics Department. This program will be held in the Dreher Family 4-H Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, on four Wednesdays, from January 15 to February 5, 2020.  The programs will be from 5:30pm-8:30pm each Wednesday evening and will include dinner, educational presentations and discussion on topics such as recordkeeping, cash flow, balance sheets and more. Through this workshop, participants will perform hands-on financial activities with a case farm where they will have the opportunity to do performance analysis and benchmarking to understand how financial statements can assist in management decision-making. Participants will also develop a financial management plan for their own operation.

 

There is a $40 registration fee to cover some of the costs of the workshop.  Register by December 31 to be sure you are included in the class.

Contact Mallory Meek for more information: mgmeek@k-state.edu

To register please use:  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=tvkeonpab&oeidk=a07egpcfdgmc744eebf

 

For specialty crop growers specifically, until March there is some financial assistance to work with Kansas Farm Management Association for in depth farm financial analysis for your farm.  This is a part of a grant program with the Kansas Rural Center, supported by the USDA, Risk Management Agency, under award number RM18MEPP522CO46/ 4500081830

For more information contact: tombuller@k-state.edu

 

Program Schedule

January 15, 2020:
5:30 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Local networking activity
6:30 pm Recordkeeping & Activity
8:30 pm Session ends

January 22, 2020:

5:30 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Balance Sheet & Activity
8:00 pm “This is different stress”
8:30 pm Session ends

January 29, 2020:
5:30 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Income Statement & Activity
8:00 pm “Managing Family Living Expenses”
8:30 pm Session ends

February 5, 2020:
5:30 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Cash Flow  & Activity
8:00 pm Goal Setting
8:30 pm Session ends