Farm workshops slated


Ohio State University Extension-Fulton County will again be offering its Farm Management Series on Tuesday nights from 6:30-9 p.m. in February.

The series targets “next generation,” new, and mid-career farmers who raise commodity grain and livestock. This year’s program will be focused on cost control, farm profitability, and marketing.

Each night will feature guest speakers and content relevant to today’s farm management. The series, which runs Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28 for 2 1/2 hours each night, is taught by a combination of Extension educators, state specialists and private sector individuals. Topics include:

Feb. 7: “Making Your Enterprise Records Do More than the Tax Return,” and “Precision Balance Sheets – Why? How?”

Feb. 14: “How Do You Calculate Cost of Production,” “Developing Your Farm’s Business Mission & Goals,” and “Diversifying Your Portfolio”

Feb. 21: “Crop Insurance Strategies” and “Grain Market Analysis and Marketing Simulator”

Feb. 28: “Farm Legal Advice,” “Grain Marketing Strategies,” and “Benchmarking, Wrap Up and Evaluation”

Cost for the series is $40 and includes materials and light refreshments. The farm management series will be held at the Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 State Route 108, Wauseon.

The registration form can be downloaded at www.fulton.osu.edu . Call 419-337-9210 or email richer.5@osu.edu for more information.