OSU Reaches Out to Kerby Producers

Oregon State University extension service is offering a new course in Kerby this winter. “rowing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management” is ready to teach farmers how to understand the various business risks related to farming. The course is geared towards those with one to five years experience.
“We had been hearing from a couple producers in the Illinois Valley that there was a need for this kind of education,” said course co-facilitator Tracy Harding to the Illinois Valley. It is the third year the program will be offered through the extension service. It will be available starting January 27 for six weeks to help local farmers understand and improve business practices.
The main goal is to help farmers realize to make profit you must recognize and address these problems. Such topics include value definition, goal setting, business management and how to create a mission statement.
The course costs between $250 and $500 per student and financial air or scholarships are available. For more information on OSU Extension services contact Tracy Harding at 541-776-7371 ext. 208, or tracy.harding@oregonstate.edu.
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Written by: Melissa Warner / Farm Plus Financial staff writer