|Green and Growing|
|Written by D. Bruce Bosley, CSU Extension Agent/Cropping Systems|
Logan County Extension will be hosting an educational workshop where agricultural producers can learn about practices their families can use to reduce financial, production and human risks during tough economic times.
The program entitled “Managing Tough Times: How can your family be more resilient?” is an educational workshop for farm and ranch families.
The workshop will be held Tuesday, March 22 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Logan County Extension office in Sterling.
Workshop presenters include Linda Dettmer, Logan County Extension coordinator, consumer and family science; John Deering, Northern Region Extension agriculture and business management economist; and Bruce Bosley, Logan and Morgan County Extension agent, cropping systems.
Together they will provide the latest research-based practical strategies that agricultural producers can use to reduce the financial, production and human risk.
The goal is to provide farm and ranch couples with practical tools they can use to manage tough times. From previous Colorado State University research related to estate planning they learned that the more adult members of the family who participate in the workshops, the more likely they will take the next steps they need to survive and thrive.
Ranch and farm couples can learn about business and strategic planning and how to:
—manage cash flow, debt and assets.
—use feasibility analysis.
—explore alternative crops and farming options.
—better manage debt.
—use debt restructuring.
—identify resources to use in tough times.