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CSU Cooperative Extension

The Colorado State University Cooperative Extension and Agriculture & Business Management Team are presenting workshops.

Workshop I: January 30 ” Limon (Tyme Square Meeting Room) Insurance as a Risk Management Tool: Speakers will address insurance as a risk management tool for livestock and crop producers. Specifically, Livestock Revenue Protection (LRP) and the new AGR-Lite insurance programs. Farm Bill Update: Participants will learn about new and ongoing discussions pertaining to the next “Farm Bill.”

Workshop II: February 15 ” Simla (Municipal Office Building) Surviving in Agriculture: Participants will discuss potential strategies for managing through a crisis. Focus will be on managing cash flow, cost controls, reducing liabilities, and fully utilizing assets. Participants will be able to develop management strategies using their own financial information.

Workshop III: March 7 ” Calhan (El Paso County Fairgrounds- Swink Building) Nich Marketing: Participants will learn about the planning, analysis, and resources needed to develop a market for specialized products or for a niche of consumers. Income Tax Issues: Speaker will address financial record keeping and income tax issues pertinent to owners of small scale (acreage or annual sales) agricultural operations.

Registration Fee is $40 per workshop or $80 for all three. Please make checks payable to: Extension Activity Fund. Registration deadlines are: Workshop I or all three ” Jan. 24; Workshop II only ” Feb. 8; Workshop III only ” March 1.

All workshops will go from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bad weather cancellation policy: decisions will be made by noon on the day of the program. For more information please contact: Kipp Nye, Elbert County Extension Director, (303) 621-3162 or (719) 541-2361; Linda Yoder, Lincoln County Extension Director, (719) 743-2542; or Jonathan Vrabec, El Paso County Extension Agent (719) 636-8936


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