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Indiana Farm Bureau 


November 28, 2011


For more information: Tiffany Obrecht, 317-692-7823, tobrecht@infarmbureau.org 
Kathleen Dutro, 317-692-7824, kdutro@infarmbureau.org 


Workshop to focus on business planning for new ag ventures 

Young and beginning farmers are invited to attend a free training session on Thursday, Dec. 1, prior to the start of 2011 Rural Summit in Terre Haute. The workshop, entitled “Walk to Manage, Plan to Succeed,” will show participants how to do simplified business planning that will help get them on the path to success.

“When you start thinking about expanding or adding a new venture, it can be daunting to think about all the steps necessary,” said Tiffany Obrecht, policy development specialist at Indiana Farm Bureau.  “When you walk out of this program, however, you know you have one piece of the puzzle solved.”

Funded through a USDA Risk Management Agency grant to the Wallace Center at Winrock International, the pre-summit training session is sponsored by Farm Credit Services of Mid-America (FCS).

“We want farmers of all backgrounds to boost their business plan, which in turn will benefit the farm operation’s success,” said Summer Goldman, FCS regional vice president for southwest Indiana, who will conduct the business planning session. “It’s about creating a product and taking it to the next level, and you do that by creating a plan that will help you grow locally, regionally and in some cases, nationally.”

The pre-summit training session is free to any young or beginning farmer, but registration is required. Call Obrecht at 317-692-7823 or register online at www.infarmbureau.org.