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January 2020

Planning For On-Farm Success: Researching Your Market

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Identify your target customer, conduct a market research trial, compare and evaluate market channels, and identify and evaluate your competition. Learn more about the whole workshop series here.…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Farm Marketing and Promotion

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Think about what makes your product unique, develop marketing messages that set you apart from your competition and develop a marketing plan. Learn more about the whole series here. Workshops will be offered in six communities across Montana: Missoula, Ronan, Anaconda, Havre, Hardin, Forsyth.

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February 2020

Planning For On-Farm Success: Managing Your Finances

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Develop an effective record-keeping system and learn how to estimate income and expenses. Learn how to prepare and use balance sheets, income and expense statements, and cash flows.…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Financial Decision-Making

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Learn to evaluate the overall financial health of your farm or ranch and learn when and how to use partial-budgeting, break-even, and ROI to enhance decision-making. Workshops will…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Financing Your Farm

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Learn about the different types of financing that are available and the best time to access them over the establishment and growth of your business. Understand credit…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Managing Farm Risks

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Identify the risks and liabilities in your operation and make a plan to mitigate them and be prepared if something goes wrong. Learn more about the whole workshop…

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