Capital Farm Credit and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension teamed up to offer an agricultural conference for beginning farmers and ranchers July 18 at the Taylor County Expo Center- Big Country Hall in Abilene, Texas.
The conference will begin Thursday, July 18 at 8:00a.m. Discussion topics and speakers include:
Analyzing the Performance of Your Operation- Stan Bevers,Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Economist
• Thriving versus surviving.
• How do you analyze an operation?
Ag Financing- Jason Gibson and Dan Byerly,Capital Farm Credit
• What to expect from your lender and why?
The View from the Bottom Side of the Fiscal Cliff- Wayne Hayenga,Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
• New tax and estate laws affecting agricultural operations.
To lease or Buy- Ron Gill,Texas A&M Agrilife Beef Cattle Specialist
• When expanding your ranching operation should you buy or lease equipment and livestock?
Rebuilding a Cow Herd- Jason Banta,Texas A&M Agrilife Beef Cattle Specialist
• Challenges and opportunities.
Developing This Year’s Marketing Plan for Your Farm- Mark Welch,Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
Developing This Year’s Marketing Plan for Your Ranch- Stan Bevers,Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Economist
Managing Risk -Mark Welch,Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Economist
• Protecting your operation from the volatile commodity markets and weather.
Southern Plains Ag Economy- Brian Briggeman, Kansas State University Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics
• Where are we heading?
To register: Go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu (keyword search: generation) or call 979.845.2604. Maps and Directions: http://www.taylorcountyexpocenter.com/abilene maps.html
If you have questions please contact Jason Cleere, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or his office at 979.845.6931.