Managing a profitable farm takes specialized skills. The 2012 Farm Futures Management Summit provides a series of tracks you can choose to enhance your knowledge with specific, hands-on training.
January 5 & 6, 2012
Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet
St. Louis, MO 63146
Who should attend? Anyone with an interest in improving their management and marketing skills, mastering farm technology, or strategically planning for the future of your farm business. Those who own or manage multi-generational operations can attend the summit and focus on a variety of tracks, in addition to getting workbook materials for all the topics. Tracks include marketing and risk management, technology and sustainability, and financial planning for multi-generational farms. Here’s a sneak peak:
TOP KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at Virginia Tech University. He has conducted more than 3,000 workshops and seminars for agricultural groups including farmers, bankers, Farm Credit, and agribusiness groups.
Dr. Danny Klinefelter, professor and Extension economist at Texas A&M University, specializing in agricultural finance and management.
Dick Wittman, manages a 17,000-acre dry land crop, range cattle and timber operation in northern Idaho in partnership with three other family partners. He also provides seminars, workshops, and private consulting services to farmers, ranchers, agricultural lenders and agribusiness.
Moe Russell, president of Russell Consulting Group. He provides consulting services specializing in risk management, human resource management, business planning and feasibility analysis.
TRACK-BASED BREAKOUTS OFFER FOCUS/DIVERSITY
Our new track-focused breakout arrangement on Day 2 gives you more speakers and more in-depth information than ever before. Check out the list of topics below for more information.
Marketing and risk management: Go beyond outlook presentations and learn how to develop and improve your farm's marketing plan. Discover the tools that best fit your own situation, and practice putting them into effect in realistic simulations that include weather, crop insurance, futures, options, over-the-counter markets, input costs and extreme volatility.
Technology and sustainability: Get a real-world perspective from key speakers actively involved in using the latest technology on their farms and with other farmers. Learn more about ways to deploy the latest tools for your operation.
Financial planning for multi-generational farms: What's your succession plan and how does it stack up to what the experts recommend? What are the top measures to gauge your farm's financial health and ability to transition to the next generation? What are the thorny issues families have to address, including whether to partner with non-family members? Just how big will you have to be in order to thrive in the next decade?
Don't miss this opportunity, register today and put your farm on the right track for 2012...and beyond!
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