Professional Development Program






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Unit 1: Planning and Business Development

By the end of this course, you will be able to…
  • help farmers and ranchers critically assess their future.
  • assist them through the goal setting process.
  • find resources to help farmers and ranchers evaluate new ideas.
  • provide guidance to farmers and ranchers as they develop business and marketing plans.
  • foster critical thinking and offer risk management advice.
  • help farm business owners prepare for a meeting with lenders and seek financing alternatives.
  • advise about farm transfer and retirement options.
  • more fully appreciate sustainable farm business management principles.
What are your expectations for this course? Do these learning objectives match some of your own goals?
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