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ManDevSemPic.jpgManagement Development Seminar Series


In today’s highly competitive ag environment, a firm grasp of business concepts can be the difference between success and failure. It’s essential that farmers are able to make educated decisions about their operations using financial information, market conditions, location, and available resources.

Grow your skills with us today!

  • Lunch and refreshments provided for all seminars.
  • $25 per seminar or $175 for the series 
  • Scholarships are available.
  • Free to Young, Beginning,  Small, Veteran (YBSV) farmers.
  • Attend at least six seminars and receive a $100 voucher for Yankee Farm Credit business services, such as record-keeping, consulting, payroll, tax services, etc.

  Register here for one or more sessions

Seminar

Topics

Date

Location

So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?

•Work/life integration and balance
•Self-employment
•Personal and professional goals
•Retirement and personal                        savings plans
DEC. 3 Billings Farm, Woodstock, Vt.
DEC. 5 Yankee Farm Credit, Williston, Vt.

Management

•Internal and external teams
•Secondary management
•Training, feedback, and                      delegation 
•VITAMIN concept
DEC.10 Billings Farm, Woodstock, Vt.
DEC.12 Yankee Farm Credit, Williston, Vt.

Financial Management

•Financial statements
•Financial records and budgeting
•Benchmarking
•Financial indicators
•Economic factors
•Payroll, payables, and receivables
DEC.17 Billings Farm, Woodstock, Vt.
DEC.19 Yankee Farm Credit, Williston, Vt.

Marketing, Public Relation
&
Human Resources

•Marketing plans
•Public relations
•Human resources
•Hiring practices
JAN. 7 Billings Farm, Woodstock, Vt.
JAN. 9 Yankee Farm Credit, Williston, Vt.

Business Planning

•Writing a business plan   
•Developing a backup plan
•SWOT analysis
•SMART goals
•Commitment to succeed
JAN.14 Billings Farm, Woodstock, Vt.
JAN.15 Yankee Farm Credit, Williston, Vt.

Preparing for Your Lender

•The 5 C’s of credit
•Preparation
•Common sources of lending
•The credit continuum
•Finding the right match
JAN.22 Billings Farm, Woodstock, Vt.
JAN.23 Yankee Farm Credit, Williston, Vt.

Taxes & Risk Management

•Tax planning
•Tax preparation
•Crop insurance
•Life insurance
•Property insurance
•Risk mitigation
JAN.28 Billings Farm, Woodstock, Vt.
JAN.30 Yankee Farm Credit, Williston, Vt.

Succession Planning

•Succession planning/preparation
•Transfer
•Transition 
•Appropriate questions to ask
•Common goals
FEB. 4 Billings Farm, Woodstock, Vt.
FEB. 5 Yankee Farm Credit, Williston, Vt.

Driving Profitability

•The 5 key factors to profitability
•Gross margin analysis
•Diversification
FEB. 11 Billings Farm, Woodstock, Vt.
FEB. 12 Yankee Farm Credit, Williston, Vt.

Farmer Panel Discussion

•Farming as a business
•All previous topics
FEB. 18 Billings Farm, Woodstock, Vt.
FEB. 20 Yankee Farm Credit, Williston, Vt.

BILLINGS FARM
69 Old River Rd Woodstock, VT 05091

All Sessions are 9a.m. to 3p.m.

YANKEE FARM CREDIT
289 Hurricane Ln #202 Williston, VT 05495


For more information contact: 
Katy Coombs
kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com or call 800-639-3053

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