Fort Valley State University Extension to host free webinar on farming, finances and production
Ranchers and farmers seeking to improve financial and production records are encouraged to tune in to a free ZOOM webinar hosted by Fort Valley State’s Cooperative Extension Program on Nov. 9.
From noon-1:30 p.m. (EDT), Record Keeping with Production Decisions will be simulcast on Facebook live (facebook.com/pg/FVSUCAFST/videos).
Titus Andrews, FVSU Extension agent for Laurens County, is the webinar’s moderator. “The purpose of this webinar is to ensure that farmers realize farming is a business, and with good financial and production records, great success can be obtained,” Andrews said.
Furthermore, Andrews said farming can be a very high-risk business and various lenders have certain criteria farmers must meet prior to them loaning money. “With this Zoom webinar, our partners at Ag South Farm Credit will show farmers and ranchers the importance of recordkeeping and using finances to make decisions designed to enhance their operations,” the FVSU Extension agent said.
Topics scheduled for discussion include farm record keeping and using finances to drive production. AgSouth Farm Credit is co-sponsoring the event.
Andrews said after attending this webinar, farmers and ranchers should receive clarity on the importance of recordkeeping. “They will also realize that now is the time for them to meet with their certified public accountant (CPA) and county Extension agent to seek assistance in compiling financial and production records of their operations. This will also help them make better decisions in making presentations to their bankers,” he said.
In addition, the first five attendees to register will receive a prize bag.
To pre-register for the event, visit bit.ly/fvsuag-recordkeeping-20211109. For more information, contact Ricky Waters, FVSU Extension agent for Macon County, at (478) 235-8702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.