MSU Extension offers management workshops for farmers

MSU Extension Economists George Haynes, Kate Fuller, and Joel Schumacher will offer Farm Management Workshops in five communities in early 2018. 

Workshops are scheduled for two days, and will cover the following topics: (1) financial analysis and enterprise budgeting; (2) risk management; (3) marketing of grain and cattle; (4) disaster assistance and tax considerations; (5) agricultural policy issues; (6) estate planning; and, (7) crop and livestock production.

Other faculty members contributing to these workshops include Agricultural Economists Anton Bekkerman, Joseph Janzen, Gary Brester, and Eric Belasco; Family Economist Marsha Goetting, Plant Pathologist Mary Burrows, Cropping Systems Specialist Kent McVay, and Beef Cattle Specialist Rachel Endecott.

A pre-workshop optional course, Introduction to Quicken, will be offered on Jan. 3 (Lewistown), Feb. 7 (Ronan), Feb. 12 (Choteau), Feb. 20 (Great Falls), and March 7 (Glasgow). This optional course will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on those days. The number of participants is limited to 12 individuals for the Introduction to Quicken course.

The Farm Management Workshops will be held at the following locations:

Lewistown, Jan. 4 – 5, Yogo Inn, Snowy Room, 211 NE Main Street

Ronan, Feb. 8 – 9, Ronan Community Center, 300 3rd Avenue

Choteau, Feb. 13 – 14, Stage Stop Inn, 1005 Main Ave N

Great Falls, Feb. 21 – 22, Cascade County Extension Office, 3300 3rd Street NE, #9

Glasgow, March 8-9, Cottonwood Inn and Suites, 54250 US-2

Participation in these workshops will satisfy the requirements for Farm Service Agency Production and Financial Management Training. There is no cost for the workshops. 

Please register by contacting Keri Hayes (406-994-3511 or or George Haynes (406-994-5012 or



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