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|
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.
|Event Date||02-19-2020 5:30 pm|
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|
Missoula County Extension Service is partnering to enable the Development and Growth of existing and future Montana Flower Farmers. Workshop will include speakers Debra Prinzing, Lori Parr, Julio Freitas, Linsey Irving Bitteroot Flower Shop, Laurie Kerzicnik MSU Entomologist, Zach Miller -Western Ag Research Center, Cut flower Farming & Lavender Farming Book.
April 3rd Missoula County Extension Conference Room
8:30am—4pm 2825 Santa Fe Court
|Event Date||04-03-2020 8:00 am|
|Event End Date||04-03-2020 5:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||01-03-2020 1:00 am|
|Cut off date||03-27-2020 1:00 am|