Registration for Financial Impairment on the Farm webinar and Planning for Profitability program closes Friday, July 26

Dairy producers and others involved in production agriculture are reminded that registration for the Financial Impairment on the Farm Webinar and the Planning for Profitability program closes Friday, July 26. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Specialist Fred M. Hall says that both programs are being hosted at no charge to participants. Producers and personnel from agribusinesses are welcome to register for one or both of these educational programs.

The Financial Impairment on the Farm webinar is scheduled for July 30 from noon to 1:00 p.m. It will focus on issues producers face during times of financial impairment with emphasis placed on mediation, reorganization options and Chapter 12 Bankruptcy. Donald Swanson, an attorney with Koley Jessen in Omaha, and Kristine Tidgren, Director for the Center of Ag Law and Taxation and an adjunct assistant professor at Iowa State University, will facilitate the discussion. To register for the webinar, visit or contact Hall at 712-737-4230.

Planning for Profitability in a Changing Dairy Industry will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids. It will focus on options to increase profitability when facing shrinking margins; risk management strategies and how they can benefit dairy operations; changes and requirements that ag lenders may be asking for when reviewing loan requests; and a review of the milk market. Register for that program online at or contact Hall at 712-737-4230.

Again, both programs are free to participate in; however, participants must register by Friday, July 26. For more information on these and other programs, visit or contact Fred M. Hall at 712-737-4230 or

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