Farm Marketing & Promotion – January 29th

Topics: Think about what makes your product unique, develop marketing messages that set you apart from your competition and develop a marketing plan.

Presenter: TBD

Event Date 01-29-2020 5:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 2
Available place 28
Individual Price $20.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Managing Your Finances – February 5th

Topics: Develop an effective record-keeping system and learn how to estimate income and expenses. Learn how to prepare and use balance sheets, income and expense statements, and cash flows. This workshop is eligible for FSA financial management borrower training credit and will include information on income statements, balance sheets, cash flow budgets, and how to maintain and utilize these systems.

Presenter: Allison Dembek, Tucker Family Farm Operations Manager and Head Cheesemaker, worked in strategic corporate finance for eight years where she assessed the performance of companies based on the health of their financials, then worked with the business units to make changes to reach their financial targets. One of her favorite things in life is designing realistic and simplistic budgets to drive informed decision making. Since 2015, she has been adapting those same skills to be useful for a start-up farmstead sheep creamery, Tucker Family Farm, where she is the Operations Manager and Head Cheesemaker.

Event Date 02-05-2020 5:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 6
Available place 24
Individual Price $20.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Financial Decision-Making – February 12th

Topics: Learn to evaluate the overall financial health of your farm or ranch and learn when and how to use partial-budgeting, break-even, and ROI to enhance decision-making. This workshop is eligible for FSA financial management borrower training credit and will include information on using your financials to make financial and production decisions as well as how to describe your business goals, changes required to attain those goals, and how those changes will occur using present and projected budgets.

Presenter: Allison Dembek, Tucker Family Farm Operations Manager and Head Cheesemaker, worked in strategic corporate finance for eight years where she assessed the performance of companies based on the health of their financials, then worked with the business units to make changes to reach their financial targets. One of her favorite things in life is designing realistic and simplistic budgets to drive informed decision making. Since 2015, she has been adapting those same skills to be useful for a start-up farmstead sheep creamery, Tucker Family Farm, where she is the Operations Manager and Head Cheesemaker.

Event Date 02-12-2020 5:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 7
Available place 23
Individual Price $20.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Financing Your Farm – February 19th

Topics: Learn about the different types of financing that are available and the best time to access them over the establishment and growth of your business. Understand credit scores, how to improve them, and how to prepare for a meeting with a lender.

Presenter: TBD

Event Date 02-19-2020 5:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 5
Available place 25
Individual Price $20.00

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Managing Farm Risks – February 26th

Topics: Identify the risks and liabilities in your operation and make a plan to mitigate them and be prepared if something goes wrong.

Presenter: Eric Belasco is a Professor of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University. His research interests include Agricultural Marketing and Risk Management. He will talk about business risk that impacts farmers and ranchers and share his research on the value of USDA-RMA Whole Farm Revenue Protection for small farms.

Event Date 02-26-2020 5:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 1
Available place 29
Individual Price $20.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event