Farm management series scheduled

The Fulton County office of the Ohio State University Extension will offer its NextGen Farm Management Series on Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 6:30-9 p.m.

The program will focus on cost control and farm profitability. Each night will feature a guest speaker and a preparation session on completing a FinPack financial analysis package for the farm. Topics will include: Feb. 2 – Making Your Records Do More Than the Tax Return; Feb. 9 – Developing Your Farm’s Business Plan; Feb. 16 – Grain Marketing & Crop Insurance Strategies; and Feb. 23 – Options For Paying Members In A Family Farm LLC.

At the end of the series, for an additional cost, each farmer will have the opportunity to submit for the FinPack analysis to benchmark a farm against others in the Corn Belt or to use the financial statement data on their own.

The series targets next-generation farmers, couples, and first-time farm buyers, but any farmer is welcome to participate in order to improve their farm operation. It will be taught by Extension educators, state specialists, and private sector individuals.

The cost is $40, and includes materials and light refreshments. The series will be held at the Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 State Route 108 in Wauseon. The registration form can be downloaded at .

For more information, call 419-337-9210 or email [email protected]