Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) is offering a workshop series in western Massachusetts on financial management and business decision-making for farmers. The seven-workshop series will run through March, and is aimed at helping farmers become more finance-savvy and prepared to make decisions about new markets and major investments.
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The cost for the whole series is $60 for members and $75 for non-members. Register for individual workshops online or by contacting Devon at 413-665-7100 x22 or email@example.com.
Cooperative Extension faculty and educators from northern New England are offering a workshop on January 17, 2013 in South Deerfield, MA, for dairy and livestock operations. Interactive presentations and discussions will give producers strategies for maximizing the impact of every dollar invested in their operations, including the following topics:
- Reducing shrink on your farm
- Alternative nutrient sources and nutrient management
- Beating high feed costs
- Maximizing forage quality
- High forage dairy diets
- Selecting profitable corn hybrids
- Modern vaccination program
- Other locally relevant topics
Register and find more information at: http://extension.umass.edu/cdle/events/cost-reducing-strategies-livestock-and-dairy-operations. Contact Mallory Ottariano with any questions: 413.545.5221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.