It’s never too late, or too early, to learn how to do a better job managing a farm.
That’s the thinking behind the Texas Corn Produces decision to launch a new training program to agricultural professionals.
The inaugural Advanced Training for Agricultural Professionals program will be held Sept. 7- 9 at the Embassy suites in Fort Worth, Texas, and will feature some of the best agricultural economics speakers in the country, according to organizers.
The two-day session will offer farm owners extensive knowledge on how to strategically manage their farm operations.
“This event features some of the nation’s most renowned financial minds,” says Texas Corn Producers Executive Director David Gibson. “We hope farmers take advantage of this opportunity to listen and interact with some of the industry’s best economists. Bringing the tools from this program back to the farm offers an invaluable opportunity for success.”
He says the program offers tools for old hands as well as new farmers. “Whether you’ve been farming for decades, years or months, there’s something to be gained by everyone who attends this program. I encourage farmers to register today to attend the event, as space is limited.”
Texas Corn Producers board members voted to host the program, which organizers say should be of particular interest for those that have recently returned to the farm or are looking at increasing the size of their operation. Texas Corn Producers board members anticipate the event will prepare farmers to strategically plan for t maintenance and further development of their farm to create a more successful business.
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Dee Vaughan, Dumas, Texas, farmer and chairman of the Texas Corn Producers Issues Committee, said the program is a new approach to assist farm operations. “What makes this program unique is that the attendees will largely determine the flow of the pertinent issues and topics to be delved into. Farmers will have the opportunity to interact with the speakers and really look at how the information provided can apply to their farms.”
The agenda includes:
- Best Management Practices
Danny Klinefelter, Texas A&M University and AgriLife Extension
- Strategic Planning and Megatrends
David Kohl, Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management at Virginia Tech University
- Strategic Management
Allan Gray, Agricultural Economics at Purdue University
- Strategic Positioning
Mike Boehlje, Agricultural Economics at Purdue University
More information is available at the Advanced Training for Agricultural Professionals website.
Also contact, 806.763.CORN (2676) or email.