March 3rdThe volatility of grain markets can keep you guessing, but there are tools to help mitigate these risks. Learn grain marketing basics from a veteran and grain company manager. While this subject can be very extensive, learn the basic terms and how these tools and strategies can help you manage risks due to market fluctuations.
March 10thLearn about improved tools and opportunities for livestock producers to manage livestock market issues and risk management programs and policies. The webex will also producer decisions and recent changes to the Livestock Risk Protection insurance policy.
March 17thWhat are the requirements for Beginning Farmer loans and what information should you have prepared when meeting with an ag loan officer? Learn these basics and more. We will also provide information on tax credits to assist beginning farmers and how they can be used with other lenders such as USDA.
March 24thDo you have a conservation plan? Conservation planning involves working to address concerns on your land, with a focus on natural systems and ecological processes that sustain resources. Then a USDA employees will provide information about their programs and services which can help you meet your conservation goals on your farm or farm operation, along with benefits related to farmer veterans.
March 31stDo you have a formal farm business structure, what are the types, or should you even set one up for your operation? We will explore the options, benefits, and even pitfalls of forming an S-Corp, an LLC and other business structures. The discussion on legal risks continues learn how these structures impact future planning or transition onto a farm? We will also discuss the importance of separating enterprises and other topics as you learn to minimize legal risks.