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Dairy financial management workshop


Fri, Jan 8th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture



Financial Strategies for a Volatile Dairy Economy is the theme of a program for dairy producers taking place on Thursday, January 21, 11:00am to 2:30pm., at the Lewiston Community Center in Lewiston. This program is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Dairy Team and local county extension offices. Registration and refreshments begin at 10:30 am with the program taking place from 11:00am to 2:30pm.

This program will focus on what producers can do to lessen the financial strain and uncertainty in the dairy business from year to year in order to be sustainable and profitable. Topics will center on dairy industry economic issues, including strategies to evaluate the dairy business, how to make sound financial decisions for the dairy's future, and tools that can be used to better weather the financial extremes we've experienced in recent years.

There will be no cost to attend this event. Support for this program is being provided by cooperating sponsors. Pre-registration is required to secure a noon luncheon. To register telephone Mary Jane at 1-888-241-4536 or e-mail her at mstearns@umn.edu and provide your name and the number of people you are registering.

Speakers for the program include:

• Gary Sipiorski, Dairy Development Manager, Vita Plus Corporation, Madison, WI;

• Dale Nordquist, University of Minnesota Extension Economist, Associate Director of the Center for Farm Financial Management; and

• Kevin Bernhardt, Farm Management Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Cooperating sponsors include:

• St. Joseph's Equipment of Lewiston and Eyota;

• AgStar Financial Services;

• Plainview Milk Products;

• Vita Plus; and

• University of Minnesota Extension.

For further information, contact Neil Broadwater, Regional Extension Educator-Dairy at 507-536-6300; e-mail: broad007@umn.edu.

2010 Calendar of Educational Events:

• Kohl Farm Management Webinar Series, County Office Building, Preston, 11:30, Jan. 11. Registration through Dan Miller, 507-259-6270, cell, dan@danbmiller.com;

• Winter Crops Day, Wykoff Community Center, 8:30 am, Jan. 14;

• Woodland Advisor-Quail Habitat, Good Times, Caledonia, 7:00 pm, Jan. 19;

• Dairy Management Workshop, Lewiston Community Center, 10:30 am, Jan. 21. Registration Mary Jane at 1-888-241-4536 or mstearns@umn.edu;

• Woodland Advisor-Carbon Credits, Houston Community Center, 6:00 pm, Jan. 21. Registration Mary Jane at 1-888-241-4536 or mstearns@umn.edu;

• Manure Value Workshop, County Office Building, Preston, 9:00 am, Jan. 26. Registration Dawn Bernau, 507-765-3878;

• Manure Value Workshop, Good Times, Caledonia, 1:00 pm, Jan. 26. Registration Bob Scanlon, 507-725-5800;

• Private Pesticide Recertification, Good Times, Caledonia, 12:30 pm, Jan. 27;

•Kohl Farm Management Webinar, County Office Building, Preston, 11:30 am, Feb 1;

• Dairy Day, Rochester, Feb 2 ??;

• Farm Transition, County Office Building, Preston, 9:00 am, Feb. 3;

• Private Pesticide Recertification, County Office Building, Preston, 12:30 pm, Feb. 4;

• Kohl Farm Management Webinar, County Office Building, Preston, 11:30 am, Feb. 8;

• Woodland Advisor-Climate Change & MN Woods, County Office Building, Preston, Feb. 11;

• Cow/Calf Day, Rochester, Feb. 11;

• Forage Day, Rochester, Feb. 12;

• Private Pesticide Recertification, County Office Building, Preston, 6:00 pm, Feb. 16;

• Private Pesticide Recertification, Wilson, 12:30 pm, Feb. 17;

• Private Pesticide Recertification, Spring Grove, 12:30 pm, Feb. 18;

• Private Pesticide Recertification, Wykoff Community Center, 12:30 pm, Feb. 19;

• Winning the Game Crop Marketing, County Office Building, Preston, Feb. 24;

• Kohl Farm Management Webinar, County Office Building, Preston, 11:30 am, March 1;

Kohl Farm Management Webinar, County Office Building, Preston, 11:30 am, March 15;

• Pasture Walk #1, County Office Building, Preston, 1:00 pm, March 20; and

• Pasture Walk #2, County Office Building, Preston, 1:00 pm, March 27.

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