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Next Generation Agricultural Conference in Abilene
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013

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

Economist-Emeritus

• 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 Economist

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 extansc@ag.tamu.edu or his office at 979.845.6931.

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